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The History of Comedy (2017)

  • USA
  • Documentary
  • 2017
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7.9 out of 10

Plot

Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

Cast

Name Role
Kliph Nesteroff Self
Robert B. Weide Self
Elayne Boosler Self
Patton Oswalt Self
W. Kamau Bell Self
Judd Apatow Self
Conan O'Brien Self
Rob Reiner Self
Larry Charles Self
Keegan-Michael Key Self
Ali Wong Self
Sarah Silverman Self
Neal Brennan Self
Larry David Self
Craig Ferguson Self
Wayne Federman Self
Barry Katz Self
Kenya Barris Self
Rachel Bloom Self
Laraine Newman Self
Sean Hayes Self
Jimmy Kimmel Self
Steve Martin Self
Mike Myers Self
Martin Short Self
Keenen Ivory Wayans Self
Carol Burnett Self
Jim Gaffigan Self
Harry Shearer Self
George Lopez Comedian
Bob Mankoff Self
Carl Reiner Self
Richard Zoglin Self
Mel Watkins Self
Cindy Chupack Self
Marc Maron Podcaster
Louie Anderson Self
Maria Bamford Self
Samantha Bee Self
Jon Cryer Self
Bobcat Goldthwait Self
Kathy Griffin Self
Yael Kohen Self
Nia Vardalos Self
Betty White Self
Lewis Black Self - Comedian
Whitney Cummings Self - Comedian
Dave Foley Comedian
Pete Holmes Self - Comedian
Wendy Liebman Self - Comedian
Mo'Nique Self
Sommore Self - Comedian
Lily Tomlin Self
Fred Willard Self
Alan Zweibel Self
Kevin Smith Self
Billy West Self
Loren Bouchard Self
Margaret Cho Self
Adam McKay Self
Jonathan Katz Self
Russell Peters Self
Mike Sacks Self
'Weird Al' Yankovic Self
P.J. O'Rourke Self
Anne Beatts Self
Sean Kelly
Lorne Michaels
James Andrew Miller Self
Al Franken Self
David Zucker Self
Joseph Telushkin Self
Jerry Zucker Self
Dick Gregory Self
Todd Boyd Self
Kent Alterman Self
Scott Saul Self
Rain Pryor Self
Dick Cavett Self
Jen Kirkman Self
Norman Lear Self
Merrill Markoe Self
Gail Parent Self
Phil Rosenthal Self
Jeffrey Ross Self
Tim Allen Actor, Home Improvement
Scott Aukerman Self - writer
Mike Birbiglia Self - Comedian
David Cross Self
Bill Engvall Self - Comedian
Lawrence J. Epstein Self
Nikki Glaser Self - Comedian
Keith Lucas Self - Comedian
Kenneth Lucas Self - Comedian
Leonard Maltin Self
Cheech Marin Self
Andrea Martin Self
Mo'nique Comedian
Jim Norton Self - Comedian
Tig Notaro Self - Comedian
Chonda Pierce Self - Comedian
Jessica Pilot Self - Talent Scout
Ivan Reitman Self
Sinbad Self - Comedian
Jason Sklar Self
Randy Sklar Self
Peter Tolan Co-Producer, Home Improvement
Larry Wilmore Self - Writer, In Living Color
Bea Arthur Self
Roseanne Barr Roseanne Barr
Lenny Bruce Lenny Bruce
Louis C.K. Louis C.K.
George Carlin George Carlin
Andrew Dice Clay Andrew Dice Clay
Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield
Stephanie Erb Ms. Yeats unknown episodes
Redd Foxx Redd Foxx
Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried unknown episodes
Jim Jefferies Jim Jefferies unknown episodes
Anthony Jeselnik Anthony Jeselnik unknown episodes
Penn Jillette Pen Jillette unknown episodes
Sam Kinison Sam Kinison
Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy
Richard Pryor Richard Pryor
Teller Teller unknown episodes

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