Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.
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Kliph Nesteroff ...  Himself 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Robert B. Weide ...  Himself 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Elayne Boosler ...  Herself 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Patton Oswalt ...  Himself 7 episodes, 2017
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Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

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Not a bad series, but not all that good either.
24 April 2018 | by Marie PhipSee all my reviews

It's just not funny. Oh, it's very interesting. You will definitely learn a lot. And the clips they show are funny enough. But they are interviewing some of the funniest people alive and they are not funny. everything is so serious and they few jokes made only get a chuckle. The old timers like Betty White and Carol Burnett are wonderful. But anyone born after WW2 tends to fall flat after two minutes on camera. I expected to be falling off the couch laughing. Instead, I spent most of the time wishing Robin Williams and Joan Rivers would rise from the grave and save me from these serious, self-important people.


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