The History of Comedy

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14 x 60 min (2 seasons)

2017 - 2018

Episode breakdown
Episode breakdown

The History of Comedy

Season I 2017.............8 x 60 min
Season II 2017/18........6 x 60 min

Series Total: 14 x 60 min

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From stand-up and sitcoms, to late-night hosts and improv troupes, The History of Comedy explores what makes the comedic mind tick. Featuring hilarious archival footage alongside current interviews with both comedy legends and modern stars, the series examines what makes us laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.


The premiere of the second season was the #1 cable news show among adults 25-54 and 18-34 on CNN.

Herzog & Co. and Hazy Mills Productions for CNN (US)