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Episode Detail: The Groundbreakers: When I'm Bad, I'm Better - Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

The "bad" boys and gals who bent (and broke) the established rules of comedy, including Mae West, Moms Mabley, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Richard Pryor, are remembered.

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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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