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Old 02-08-17, 08:09 PM
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The History of Comedy, premieres 2/9/17 on CNN

CNN's running an 8-part documentary, starting Thursday, Feb 9 at 10PM ET.
http://www.cnn.com/shows/history-of-comedy
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Re: The History of Comedy, premieres 2/9/17 on CNN

What are the odds this gets interrupted for "Breaking News"?

That ruined The 80s last year.
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No kidding. I think it took 3 months to air 7 episodes.
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Re: The History of Comedy, premieres 2/9/17 on CNN

they are re-running these tonight, not all i think, but most. they are so good...
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Re: The History of Comedy, premieres 2/9/17 on CNN

At first I thought this was bumped for new episodes
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Re: The History of Comedy, premieres 2/9/17 on CNN

Been watching this via On Demand from the cable company. Unfortunately not evey episode is available.

I'm in the middle of an episode that touches on drugs/alcoholism in comedy. Kinda sad seeing so many greats that succumed to those vices. However, in the four episodes I've watched I've yet to see a single clip or mention of Mitch Hedberg. One would think if any episode would feature him, it would be this one.

There are some poignent moments covering Robin Williams and Richard Pryor.
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Re: The History of Comedy, premieres 2/9/17 on CNN

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I'm in the middle of an episode that touches on drugs/alcoholism in comedy. Kinda sad seeing so many greats that succumed to those vices. However, in the four episodes I've watched I've yet to see a single clip or mention of Mitch Hedberg. One would think if any episode would feature him, it would be this one.
The only thing sadder than Mitch's early demise is how many people aren't even aware of him.
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Re: The History of Comedy, premieres 2/9/17 on CNN

It is back for season 2.

I thought all the topics were covered in season 1.
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Re: The History of Comedy, premieres 2/9/17 on CNN

Caught the ones I missed on Hulu. The first season covered quite a bit. It'll be interesting to see what they came up with for season 2.
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Season 2 has been terrific.
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The episode about comedians that don't go blue or keep it clean was good.
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The episode about comedians that don't go blue or keep it clean was good.
Nice to see them treat that style of comedy with respect and even be complimentary of it for the most part.

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