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

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

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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1967-
  • 1952-
  • 1931-2008
  • 1955-
  • 1942-
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kantor, Michael
  • Rosenthal, Sally
  • Maslon, Laurence
  • Crystal, Billy
  • Sedaris, Amy
  • Apatow, Judd
  • Roseanne
  • Beatts, Anne P
  • Diller, Phyllis
  • Foxworthy, Jeff
  • Brillstein, Bernie
  • Carlin, George
  • Gregory, Dick
  • Maher, Bill
  • Burnett, Carol
  • Maltin, Leonard
  • Belzer, Richard
  • Essman, Susie
  • Gelbart, Larry
  • Klein, Robert
  • Lewis, Richard
  • Ghost Light Films
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • Rhino Entertainment Company
  • British Broadcasting Company
  • Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
420
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Comedy sketches
  • American wit and humor
  • Comedians
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Bonus features: interview outtakes, favorite jokes: Special features : Disc 1. Extended interviews with Judd Apatow, Roseanne Barr, Anne Beatts, James L. Brooks, Phyllis Diller, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry Gelbart. Jokes: Cheech Marin, Garry Marshall, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, Dick Van Dyke, Jaleel White, Jonathan Winters. Disc 2. Bernie Brillstein, Carol Burnett, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Dick Gregory, Bill Maher, and Leonard Maltin. Jokes: Cheech Marin, Garry Marshall, Bob Newhart, Mort Sahl, Patricia Tobias, Dick Van Dyke, Jonathan Winters, Larry Wilmore, . Disc 3. Extended interviews with Richard Belzer, Billy Crystal, Susie Essman, Larry Gelbart, Robert Klein, Richard Lewis. Jokes: Dean Obeidallah, Reynaldo Rey, Joan Rivers, Lewis Stadlen, Dick Van Dyke, Max Wilk, and Larry Wilmore
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
603497975747
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
R2 517221
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)298875789
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, stereo PCM, [widescreen]
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
Publication
Note
Bonus features: interview outtakes, favorite jokes: Special features : Disc 1. Extended interviews with Judd Apatow, Roseanne Barr, Anne Beatts, James L. Brooks, Phyllis Diller, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry Gelbart. Jokes: Cheech Marin, Garry Marshall, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, Dick Van Dyke, Jaleel White, Jonathan Winters. Disc 2. Bernie Brillstein, Carol Burnett, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Dick Gregory, Bill Maher, and Leonard Maltin. Jokes: Cheech Marin, Garry Marshall, Bob Newhart, Mort Sahl, Patricia Tobias, Dick Van Dyke, Jonathan Winters, Larry Wilmore, . Disc 3. Extended interviews with Richard Belzer, Billy Crystal, Susie Essman, Larry Gelbart, Robert Klein, Richard Lewis. Jokes: Dean Obeidallah, Reynaldo Rey, Joan Rivers, Lewis Stadlen, Dick Van Dyke, Max Wilk, and Larry Wilmore
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
603497975747
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
R2 517221
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)298875789
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, stereo PCM, [widescreen]
Video recording format
DVD

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