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  • The History of Comedy (2017–2018)
  • TV Series | Documentary, Comedy, History
The History of Comedy (2017–2018)
TV Series | Documentary, Comedy, History

Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.
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Updated Feb 9, 2017

Release date (First episode)
Feb 9, 2017 (United States)

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125 cast members
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Elayne Boosler
Self / Self - Comedian Self / Self - Comedian   See fewer
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10
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W. Kamau Bell
Self / Self - Comedian Self / Self - Comedian   See fewer
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6
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6
Conan O'Brien
Self / Self - Host, Conan Self / Self - Host, Conan   See fewer
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5
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5
Larry Charles
Self / Producer, Seinfeld / Self - Writer Self / Producer, Seinfeld / Self - Writer   See fewer
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5
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5
Ali Wong
Self / Self - Comedian Self / Self - Comedian   See fewer
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5
Sarah Silverman
Self / Comedian / Self - Writer Self / Comedian / Self - Writer   See fewer
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5
Neal Brennan
Self / Comedian / Director / Self - Writer Self / Comedian / Director / Self - Writer   See fewer
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4
Larry David
Self / Self - Creator, Seinfeld Self / Self - Creator, Seinfeld   See fewer
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4
Craig Ferguson
Self / Comedian / Self - Writer Self / Comedian / Self - Writer   See fewer
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4
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4
Barry Katz
Self / Self - Comedy Manager Self / Self - Comedy Manager   See fewer
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4
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3
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3
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3
Sean Hayes
Self / Producer / Self - Actor Self / Producer / Self - Actor   See fewer
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3
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3
Top 500
3
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3
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3
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Self / Self - Creator In Living Color / Self - Creator, In Living Color Self / Self - Creator In Living Color / Self - Creator, In Living Color   See fewer
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3
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2
Jim Gaffigan
Self / Self - Comedian Self / Self - Comedian   See fewer
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2
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George Lopez
Comedian / Self / Self - Actor Comedian / Self / Self - Actor   See fewer
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2
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2
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2
Richard Zoglin
Self / Self - Author, Comedy at the Edge Self / Self - Author, Comedy at the Edge   See fewer
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2
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Marc Maron
Podcaster / Self - Comedian Podcaster / Self - Comedian   See fewer
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2
Cindy Chupack
Self / Self - Writer, Modern Family Self / Self - Writer, Modern Family   See fewer
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2
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Dave Foley
Comedian / Self / Self - Actor Comedian / Self / Self - Actor   See fewer
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Pete Holmes
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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2
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Whitney Cummings
Self - Comedian / Creator, 2 Broke Girls Self - Comedian / Creator, 2 Broke Girls   See fewer
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Lewis Black
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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2
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2
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2
Sommore
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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2
Wendy Liebman
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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2
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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Sean Kelly
(archival footage) (archival footage)   See fewer
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Lorne Michaels
(archival footage) (archival footage)   See fewer
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Sinbad
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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1
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1
Tim Allen
Actor, Home Improvement / Comedian / Self - Actor Actor, Home Improvement / Comedian / Self - Actor   See fewer
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1
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1
Tig Notaro
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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Nikki Glaser
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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Mike Birbiglia
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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1
Scott Aukerman
Self - writer Self - writer   See fewer
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Bill Engvall
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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1
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1
Larry Wilmore
Self - Writer, In Living Color Self - Writer, In Living Color   See fewer
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1
Jim Norton
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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1
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1
Peter Tolan
Co-Producer, Home Improvement / Producer / Self - Writer Co-Producer, Home Improvement / Producer / Self - Writer   See fewer
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Chonda Pierce
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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Keith Lucas
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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Kenneth Lucas
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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1
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Jessica Pilot
Self - Talent Scout Self - Talent Scout   See fewer
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1
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Mo'nique
Comedian / Self - Actor Comedian / Self - Actor   See fewer
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Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy   See fewer
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Rodney Dangerfield
Rodney Dangerfield (archive footage) Rodney Dangerfield (archive footage)   See fewer
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Bea Arthur
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor (archive footage) Richard Pryor (archive footage)   See fewer
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Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. Louis C.K.   See fewer
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Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr Roseanne Barr   See fewer
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Andrew Dice Clay
Andrew Dice Clay Andrew Dice Clay   See fewer
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Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried   See fewer
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George Carlin
George Carlin (archive footage) George Carlin (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jim Jefferies
Jim Jefferies Jim Jefferies   See fewer
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Penn Jillette
Pen Jillette Pen Jillette   See fewer
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Teller
Teller Teller   See fewer
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Stephanie Erb
Ms. Yeats Ms. Yeats   See fewer
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Redd Foxx
Redd Foxx (archive footage) Redd Foxx (archive footage)   See fewer
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Sam Kinison
Sam Kinison (archive footage) Sam Kinison (archive footage)   See fewer
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Anthony Jeselnik
Anthony Jeselnik Anthony Jeselnik   See fewer
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Lenny Bruce
Lenny Bruce (archive footage) Lenny Bruce (archive footage)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 433 votes