History of the Joke

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History of the Joke
Airdate February 18, 2008
Written by
Directed by Dave Greene
Network History Channel
Style 120-minute Documentary
Company Triage Inc.

Origin USA

History of the Joke is a two-hour special that debuted on the History Channel on February 18, 2008. It features comedian Lewis Black on a quest to find the ingredients of a great joke. Along the way, he talks to many other well known comedians.

Cast: Lewis Black (Host), George Carlin, Shelley Berman, Robin Williams, Robert Klein, Kathleen Madigan, Penn & Teller, Kathy Griffin, Dave Attell




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DVD Release

Title Release Date #
History of the Joke September 23, 2008 1