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The History of Comedy (2017– )

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

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Feb 9, 2017 (United States)

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109 cast members
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Kliph Nesteroff
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14
Robert B. Weide
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12
Elayne Boosler
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10
Patton Oswalt
Himself Himself   See fewer
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7
Rob Reiner
Himself Himself   See fewer
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5
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5
W. Kamau Bell
Himself / Himself - Comedian Himself / Himself - Comedian   See fewer
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5
Ali Wong
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5
Sarah Silverman
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5
Conan O'Brien
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4
Neal Brennan
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4
Judd Apatow
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4
Craig Ferguson
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4
Larry Charles
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3
Kenya Barris
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3
Rachel Bloom
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3
Laraine Newman
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3
Larry David
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3
Jimmy Kimmel
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Barry Katz
Himself / Himself - Comedy Manager Himself / Himself - Comedy Manager   See fewer
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Carol Burnett
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2
Jim Gaffigan
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George Lopez
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Bob Mankoff
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Richard Zoglin
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Mel Watkins
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Cindy Chupack
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Sean Hayes
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Marc Maron
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Louie Anderson
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Maria Bamford
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Samantha Bee
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Jon Cryer
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Kathy Griffin
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Yael Kohen
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Nia Vardalos
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Betty White
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Kevin Smith
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Billy West
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Loren Bouchard
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Margaret Cho
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Adam McKay
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Jonathan Katz
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1
Russell Peters
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Harry Shearer
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1
Mike Sacks
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1
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P.J. O'Rourke
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Anne Beatts
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Sean Kelly
(archival footage) (archival footage)   See fewer
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Lorne Michaels
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Carl Reiner
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Al Franken
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David Zucker
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Joseph Telushkin
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Jerry Zucker
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Dick Gregory
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Todd Boyd
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Kent Alterman
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Scott Saul
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Rain Pryor
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Dick Cavett
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Jen Kirkman
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Norman Lear
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Merrill Markoe
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Gail Parent
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Philip Rosenthal
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Jeffrey Ross
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Tim Allen
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Mike Birbiglia
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Lewis Black
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Whitney Cummings
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Bill Engvall
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Wayne Federman
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Dave Foley
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Nikki Glaser
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Pete Holmes
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Wendy Liebman
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Keith Lucas
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Kenneth Lucas
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Mo'nique
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Jim Norton
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Tig Notaro
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Chonda Pierce
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Jessica Pilot
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Sinbad
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Sommore
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Peter Tolan
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Keenen Ivory Wayans
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Larry Wilmore
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Bea Arthur
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Roseanne Barr
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Lenny Bruce
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Louis C.K.
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George Carlin
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Andrew Dice Clay
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Rodney Dangerfield
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Stephanie Erb
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Redd Foxx
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Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried   See fewer
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Jim Jefferies
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Anthony Jeselnik
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Penn Jillette
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Sam Kinison
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Eddie Murphy
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Richard Pryor
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7.9 / 10 | 260 votes