The History of Comedy

Original Programming

Nominated, Critic’s Choice Documentary Award, Best Ongoing Series 2018

Along with Hazy Mills, our Original Programming Division partnered with CNN to create the Original Series The History of Comedy, exploring across two seasons what makes us laugh and why, and how comedy has influenced our social and political landscape throughout history.

Episode 1–1: F***ing Funny
Episode 1–2: The Funnier Sex
Episode 1–3: The Comedy of Real Life
Episode 1–4: Making Fun
Episode 1–5: One Nation, Under Comedy
Episode 1–6: Ripped From the Headlines
Episode 1–7: Spark of Madness
Episode 1–8: Politics Aside
Episode 2–1: Carnal Knowledge
Episode 2–2: Sketch & Improv
Episode 2–3: Drawn to be Funny
Episode 2–4: Gone Too Soon
Episode 2–5: In It Together
Episode 2–6: No Offense