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.
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