History of the Joke with Lewis Black

History of the Joke with Lewis Black



This program follows famously angry comedian Lewis Black as he searches for the elusive origin to the most basic component of his career: the joke. Through interviews with comedians like George Carlin, Kathy Griffin, and Robert Klein, Black finds out where humor originates in the brains of his contemporaries in the hopes of finding out where it originated in history.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2008
UPC: 0733961117202
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: A&E Home Video
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:40:00

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Closed Caption

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History of the Joke with Lewis Black
1. What Is A Joke? [2:45]
2. The Science Of Comedy [8:02]
3. Physical Comedy [9:31]
4. Timing Is Everything [3:58]
5. Improv [8:17]
6. Born Funny? [6:03]
7. Ladies and Gentlemen [7:53]
8. Dirty Jokes [6:05]
9. Taboos [9:32]
10. The Bomb [3:47]
11. Hecklers [4:09]
12. Pain [5:34]
13. The Truth [6:25]
14. What Is Laughter? [8:19]

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