Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009 | TV Show

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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.

Premiered: January 14, 2009

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 1, Episode 5 The Wiseguys: Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

First Aired: January 28, 2009

A look at the smart alecks whose well-timed wisecracks bring laughs to all but the targets of their wrath. Among the featured comics: Larry David, W.C. Fields, Redd Foxx, Paul Lynde, Groucho Marx, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock and Phil Silvers.

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The Groundbreakers: When I'm Bad, I'm Better

Season 1, Episode 4

January 21, 2009

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Satire and Parody: Sock It to ME?

Season 1, Episode 6

January 28, 2009

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