Next Episode of The History of Comedy is
Season 2 / Episode 2 and airs on 23 July 2018 02:00
The History of Comedy exploring 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.
Exploring the fascinating mind of the comedian and the difficult road that many seem destined to take -- where mental illness and substance abuse are remarkably common.
Demonstrating how effective and funny it can be when you look at something serious and just twist it ever so slightly.
Examining the many different ways that comedy has lampooned and influenced politics over the years.
How sexual humor, one of the oldest forms of comedy, pushes the limits of both comfort and political correctness.
Exploring the history of sketch and improv comedy and how it has evolved into a significant part of comedic talent today.
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