Make 'Em Laugh: The... Episodes

2009, TV Show

Episode Detail: The Wiseguys: Never Give a Sucker an Even Break - Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

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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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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