The History of Comedy

  • 2017
  • TV Show
  • TV-14

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

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Politics Aside Season 1, Episode 8 Aug 13, 2017 Subscription

Examining the many different ways that comedy has lampooned and influenced politics over the years.

Making Fun Season 1, Episode 7 Aug 6, 2017 Subscription

Demonstrating how effective and funny it can be when you look at something serious and just twist it ever so slightly.

Spark of Madness Season 1, Episode 6 Jul 30, 2017 Subscription

Exploring the fascinating mind of the comedian, as well as the difficult road that many seem destined to take, where mental illness and substance abuse are remarkably common.

Ripped from the Headlines Season 1, Episode 5 Jul 16, 2017 Subscription

Tracing the origins of topical humor from the invention of the monologue to the fake news shows of today.

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  • Premiered: February 9, 2017
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: A look at how comedy has influenced the social and political landscape throughout history.

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