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Episode Detail: The Wiseguys: Never Give a Sucker an Even Break; Satire and Parody: Sock It to ME? - Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

A look at smart alecks, including Larry David, W.C. Fields, Redd Foxx, Paul Lynde, Groucho Marx, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock and Phil Silvers. Then, comics who lampoon politics and/or pop culture get their due, including Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, Johnny Carson, Stephen Colbert, Will Rogers, Jon Stewart and the "Saturday Night Live" crew.

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Premiered: January 14, 2009, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Interviews with more than 90 comedians accent this history of American comedy, which is broken down by genre (domestic, parody and satire, physical, etc.) and features clips and profiles of notable performers.



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