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Author: Billy CrystalAmy SedarisMichael KantorLaurence MaslonSally RosenthalAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Educational Broadcasting Corp. ; Burbank, CA : Rhino [distributor], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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The first episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode one focuses on the comedy type "The misfit" and includes clips by silent film legend Harold Lloyd, Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters, Andy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Harold Lloyd; Bob Hope; Phyllis Diller; Jonathan Winters; Andy Kaufman; Robin Williams; Woody Allen; Steve Martin; Woody Allen; Phyllis Diller; Bob Hope; Andy Kaufman; Harold Lloyd; Steve Martin; Robin Williams; Jonathan Winters
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Billy Crystal; Amy Sedaris; Michael Kantor; Laurence Maslon; Sally Rosenthal; Judd Apatow; Joe Adamson; Leonard Maltin; Dick Gregory; Gerald Nachman; Lily Tomlin; Dick Cavett; Jerry Seinfeld; George Carlin; James L Brooks; Richard Zoglin; Ghost Light Films.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Rhino Entertainment Company.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Educational Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 392223245
Notes: Bonus features: interview outtakes, favorite jokes.
Credits: Editor, Pam Arnold... [et al.] ; music, Peter Millrose, Laurence O'Keefe, Jed Parker.
Performer(s): Host: Billy Crystal ; Narrator: Amy Sedaris.
Commentary: Judd Apatow, Joe Adamson, Leonard Maltin, Dick Gregory, Gerald Nachman, Lily Tomlin, Dick Cavett, Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, James L. Brooks, Richard Zoglin.
Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Nerds, jerks, and oddballs
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America.
Funny business of America.
Responsibility: a co-production of Ghost Light Films and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Rhino Entertainment and BBC ; directed by Michael Kantor ; written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon ; produced by Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal.

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The first episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode one focuses on the comedy type "The misfit" and includes clips by silent film legend Harold Lloyd, Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters, Andy Kaufman, Robin Williams, Cheech & Chong, Woody Allen and Steve Martin.

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