The History of Comedy

The History of Comedy

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This series explores what makes us laugh, why, and how that's influenced our social and political landscape throughout history.

Episodes

This series explores what makes us laugh, why, and how that's influenced our social and political landscape throughout history.

F***ing Funny
1. F***ing Funny

Tracking the evolution of inappropriate humor throughout history, showcasing the...

The Funnier Sex
2. The Funnier Sex

Exploring and celebrating the greatest female comedians of all time and how they...

The Comedy of Real Life
3. The Comedy of Real Life

Examining how comedians find humor in the simple daily experiences we all share ...

One Nation, Under Comedy
4. One Nation, Under Comedy

This series explores what makes us laugh, why, and how that's influenced our soc...

Ripped from the Headlines
5. Ripped from the Headlines

Tracing the origins of topical humor from the invention of the monologue to the ...

Spark of Madness
6. Spark of Madness

Exploring the fascinating mind of the comedian, as well as the difficult road th...

Making Fun
7. Making Fun

Demonstrating how effective and funny it can be when you look at something serio...

Politics Aside
8. Politics Aside

Examining the many different ways that comedy has lampooned and influenced polit...

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