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THE HISTORY OF COMEDY
August 13, 2017  | By David Bianculli

CNN, 10:00 p.m. ET

 

This week’s installment is called Politics Aside, and looks at the many ways comedy has influenced politics over the ages. I haven’t previewed this installment, but here’s hoping Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Mort Sahl, That Was the Week That Was, and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and Pat Paulsen (pictured), among other early political-comedy pioneers, all get credit where it’s due.

 
 
 
 
 
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