The History of Comedy

The History of Comedy explores what makes people laugh – from the Ancient Greeks, to Shakespeare, Vaudeville, to the biggest contemporary comedians, movies and TV shows. It digs deep into topics like political humor and slapstick, featuring the voices that have made us laugh over the generations. Using archival footage, original comedic material, interviews with comedy legends and luminaries, the series showcase how the art form has evolved over the years.

Show Info

Airs on: United States CNN (2017 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Comedy History

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x05: In It TogetherAug 12, 2018
2x04: Gone Too SoonAug 5, 2018
2x03: Drawn to Be FunnyJul 29, 2018
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