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Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

This six-hour comedy epic showcases the most hilarious men, women and moments in American entertainment and why they made us laugh. Hosted by funnyman Billy Crystal, 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, Make 'Em Laugh features interviews with more than 90 comedians, writers, producers and historians, including Judd Apatow, Roseanne Barr, Anne Beatts, the Smothers Brothers, Carol Burnett, Sid Caesar, George Carlin, Larry David, Will Ferrell, Leonard Maltin, Cheech Marin, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Mort Sahl, Dick Van Dyke and many, many more.

7:00PFather Brown

The Upcott Fraternity

8:00PAre You Being Served?

Friends And Neighbors

8:30PKeeping Up Appearances

The Toy Store

8:59PAs Time Goes By

Improvements?

9:30PCafe

There Were Three In The Bed

10:00PAmerican Masters

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