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Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America

Author: Michael KantorSally RosenthalLaurence MaslonBilly CrystalAmy SedarisAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Educational Broadcasting Corp. ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Rhino, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
Biography
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kantor; Sally Rosenthal; Laurence Maslon; Billy Crystal; Amy Sedaris; Judd Apatow; Roseanne; Anne P Beatts; Phyllis Diller; Jeff Foxworthy; Bernie Brillstein; George Carlin; Dick Gregory; Bill Maher; Carol Burnett; Leonard Maltin; Richard Belzer; Susie Essman; Larry Gelbart; Robert Klein; Richard Lewis; Ghost Light Films.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Rhino Entertainment Company.; British Broadcasting Company.; Educational Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 298875789
Notes: Bonus features: interview outtakes, favorite jokes: Special features : Disc 1. Extended interviews with Judd Apatow, Roseanne Barr, Anne Beatts, James L. Brooks, Phyllis Diller, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry Gelbart. Jokes: Cheech Marin, Garry Marshall, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, Dick Van Dyke, Jaleel White, Jonathan Winters. Disc 2. Bernie Brillstein, Carol Burnett, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Dick Gregory, Bill Maher, and Leonard Maltin. Jokes: Cheech Marin, Garry Marshall, Bob Newhart, Mort Sahl, Patricia Tobias, Dick Van Dyke, Jonathan Winters, Larry Wilmore,.Disc 3.Extended interviews with Richard Belzer, Billy Crystal, Susie Essman, Larry Gelbart, Robert Klein, Richard Lewis. Jokes: Dean Obeidallah, Reynaldo Rey, Joan Rivers, Lewis Stadlen, Dick Van Dyke, Max Wilk, and Larry Wilmore.
Credits: Editor, Pam Arnold, Ed Barteski, Kris Liem and Jed Parker ; music, Peter Millrose, Laurence O'Keefe and Stephen Ulrich.
Performer(s): Host: Billy Crystal.
Narrator: Amy Sedaris.
Description: 3 videodiscs (420 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Dolby digital, stereo PCM, [widescreen].
Contents: Disc 1. episode 1. Would ya hit a guy with glasses?: nerds, jerks and oddballs --
episode 2. Honey, I'm home!: breadwinners and homemakers ; Disc 2. episode 3. Slip on a banana peel: the knockabouts --
episode 4. When I'm bad I'm better: the groundbreakers ; Disc 3. episode 5. Never give a sucker an even break: the wiseguys ; episode 6. Sock it to me: satire and parody.
Other Titles: Make them laugh
Funny business of America
Responsibility: a co-production of Ghost Light Films and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Rhino Entertainment and BBC ; produced by Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; directed by Michael Kantor ; written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon.

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The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians.

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