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The Resource Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America, a co-production of Ghost Light Films and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Rhino Entertainment and BBC ; produced by Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; directed by Michael Kantor ; written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon, (videorecording)

Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America, a co-production of Ghost Light Films and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Rhino Entertainment and BBC ; produced by Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; directed by Michael Kantor ; written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon, (videorecording)

Label
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America
Title
Make 'em laugh
Title remainder
the funny business of America
Statement of responsibility
a co-production of Ghost Light Films and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Rhino Entertainment and BBC ; produced by Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; directed by Michael Kantor ; written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon
Title variation
  • Make them laugh
  • Funny business of America
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Pam Arnold, Ed Barteski, Kris Liem and Jed Parker ; music, Peter Millrose, Laurence O'Keefe and Stephen Ulrich
Dewey number
792.2/3/0973
LC call number
PN1922
LC item number
.M354 2008
PerformerNote
  • Host: Billy Crystal
  • Narrator: Amy Sedaris
Runtime
420
Technique
live action
Label
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America, a co-production of Ghost Light Films and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Rhino Entertainment and BBC ; produced by Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; directed by Michael Kantor ; written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Bonus features: interview outtakes, favorite jokes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 3. episode 5.
  • Never give a sucker an even break: the wiseguys ;
  • episode 6.
  • Sock it to me: satire and parody
  • Disc 1. episode 1.
  • Would ya hit a guy with glasses?: nerds, jerks and oddballs
  • episode 2.
  • Honey, I'm home!: breadwinners and homemakers ;
  • Disc 2. episode 3.
  • Slip on a banana peel: the knockabouts
  • episode 4.
  • When I'm bad I'm better: the groundbreakers ;
Control code
ocn298875789
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (420 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
603497975747
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
R2 517221
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298875789
  • a1500786
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America, a co-production of Ghost Light Films and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Rhino Entertainment and BBC ; produced by Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; directed by Michael Kantor ; written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Bonus features: interview outtakes, favorite jokes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 3. episode 5.
  • Never give a sucker an even break: the wiseguys ;
  • episode 6.
  • Sock it to me: satire and parody
  • Disc 1. episode 1.
  • Would ya hit a guy with glasses?: nerds, jerks and oddballs
  • episode 2.
  • Honey, I'm home!: breadwinners and homemakers ;
  • Disc 2. episode 3.
  • Slip on a banana peel: the knockabouts
  • episode 4.
  • When I'm bad I'm better: the groundbreakers ;
Control code
ocn298875789
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (420 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
603497975747
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
R2 517221
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298875789
  • a1500786
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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