Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • TV-PG

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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First Aired: January 28, 2009

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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