Tuesdays, Starting August 3 at 10 p.m.
This six-hour comedy epic showcases the most hilarious men, women, and moments in American entertainment and why they made us laugh. Hosted by funnyman Billy Crystal, 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, MAKE ‘EM LAUGH features interviews with more than 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians, including Judd Apatow, Roseanne Barr, Anne Beatts, the Smothers Brothers, Carol Burnett, Sid Caesar, George Carlin, Larry David, Will Ferrell, Leonard Maltin, Cheech Marin, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Mort Sahl, Dick Van Dyke, and many, many more. Billy Crystal hosts; Amy Sedaris narrates.
Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming