CNN brings on the laughter and not just with its political coverage. Turner’s Cable News Network has ordered an eight-part series, The History of Comedy. The docu-series is expected to air on CNN in 2017.
The History of Comedy TV show is executive produced by Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Mark Herzog, and Christopher G. Cowen.
The History of Comedy is an eight-part series executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) and Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company). Episodes will explore what makes people laugh – from the Ancient Greeks, to Shakespeare, Vaudeville, to the biggest contemporary comedians, movies and TV shows. The series will dig deep into topics like political humor and slapstick, featuring the voices that have made us laugh over the generations. Using archival footage, original comedic material, interviews with comedy legends and luminaries, the series will showcase how the art form has evolved over the years.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of CNN’s The History of Comedy TV series? Do you plan to check it out?
My wife and I recently watched a wonderful episode about the history of women in comedy, and we loved it! Turns out my daughter and her husband also watched it and loved it as much as we did! We are looking forward to seeing more of this terrific docu-series.
I cannot wait for this series. Laughing is what makes us all better. Proud of CNN ,was an intern way back when they began at the World Trade Center.