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The History of Comedy: Miniseries (2017)

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A look at how comedy has influenced the social and political landscape throughout history.

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To its credit, History of Comedy does appear determined to cover every foot of this vast waterfront.

February 9, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The CNN program would be enjoyable just for its wealth of vintage clips...To watch this series is to remember - or, depending on your age, to be introduced to - earlier comics who were incendiary in their own way, in much less permissive times.

February 9, 2017 | Full Review…

What History of Comedy does within that hour is to bring what are often viewed as isolated incidents into context.

February 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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