Make 'Em Laugh

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season

Make 'Em Laugh is a six-hour PBS television documentary from 2009 on the United States' most famous comedians. Hosted by Billy Crystal and Ann Sedaris, the show includes interviews with over 90 famous comedians and has something for everyone. The history of comedy is explored by the show, and how comedy has changed with regard to politics, race relations, gender issues, American life and how some subjects were once taboo. Each episode focuses on a specific type of comedy including fast-talking wiseguys, physical comedy, satire, and parody. Film, television and stage performances are included in this wide reaching comedy series.

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Make 'Em Laugh is a six-hour PBS television documentary from 2009 on the United States' most famous comedians. Hosted by Billy Crystal and Ann Sedaris, the show includes interviews with over 90 famous comedians and has something for everyone. The history of comedy is explored by the show, and how comedy has changed with regard to politics, race relations, gender issues, American life and how some subjects were once taboo. Each episode focuses on a specific type of comedy including fast-talking wiseguys, physical comedy, satire, and parody. Film, television and stage performances are included in this wide reaching comedy series.

  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2009