THE HISTORY OF COMEDY

By Sean HAYES, Todd MILLINER, Mark HERZOG, Christopher G. COWEN

CNN - as PROMO

Completed 2017


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Sundance Film Festival 2017
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    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sean HAYES, Todd MILLINER, Mark HERZOG, Christopher G. COWEN
    • Synopsis
    • This groundbreaking, eight part documentary series from CNN presents the definitive story of an ever-evolving and integral art form. Utilizing priceless archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with legends, scholars, and current stars of the medium, The History of Comedy explores the spinning gears that make the comedic mind tick. From stand-up to sitcoms, late night hosts to improv troupes, this is not only a history of what makes us laugh, but also an in-depth examination of how comedy has affected social and political landscapes throughout history.
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