Coinciding with a pbs documentary on the history of funny business is make em laugh. The funny business of america season 1, billy crystal and amy sedaris host this sixhour special that documents the funny men and women of. The funny business of america and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at tvguide. Indeed this number demands a lot from the singerdancer in this film, and oconnor nails it. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. This new howto book about the art of comedy includes an even richer assortment of examples of the authors unique humor. Make em laugh the funny business of america is crammed with funny clips, and both infectious admiration for great talent and astute observations by its interview subjects, and yet the show is a major failure due to extremely bad organization and production decisions that greatly undermine its enormous potential. The american musical winner of the 2005 primetime emmy for outstanding nonfiction series comes make em laugh. Hosted by billy crystal and narrated by amy sedaris, epic sixpart series chronicles over 100 years of american comedy did you hear the one. From the most popular routines and the most ingenious physical shtick to the snappiest wisecracks and the most biting sa. Standup comedy is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience. The funny business of america, which premieres on pbs the day after the set is released.
With billy crystal, amy sedaris, leonard maltin, robert klein. But to laurence maslon, a writer of the pbs series make em laugh. The funny business of america on your kindle in under a minute. Yes, its nice to trot this material around one more time, and there are anecdotes here that may or may not be new to you. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater.
It chronicles over a century of the funniest moments in american entertainment, and features interviews with and performances. Make any business of any size produce more with fewer and less. On my first day teaching, i heard some students making fun of me. A look at some of the nerdy, oddball, and outcast people who had the ability to make people laugh by making fun of themselves, and each other. The funny business of america, which aired on pbs in january 2009. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. Lets hope warner decides to release a restored version of. The funny business of america, a huge, heavy book by laurence maslon and michael kantor. Make em laugh is more than a compendium of american comic genius. The download with jordan rubin tv miniseries 2011 self guest. But buster keaton said that comedy is in long shot, and these boneheaded producers chose to zoom in for widescreen and hack off the top and bottom in their clips of both movies and tv. The funny business of america tv series documentary 2009 self comedian 1 episode, 2009 larry king live tv series 2008 self 1 episode, 2008 today tv series 2008 self 1 episode, 2008 jeffrey ross. Unanswered questions what are the theme in the poem epitaph for a monster of our times by david malouf. The series features the most popular routines, the most ingenious physical shtick, the snappiest wisecracks and the most incisive, biting satirical jokes to have come out of american culture.
Make em laugh provides excellent commentary on many of the people who made america and the world laugh. He is best known for the pithy and humorous songs that he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s. This through line is what makes make em laugh such an enlightening and exhilarating survey of american comedy. The funny business of america dvd, 2009, 3disc set at the best online prices at. The funny business of america, a sixhour comedy epic showcasing the most hilarious men, women and moments in american entertainment and why they made us laugh. Disc 1 2009 starring billy crystal and amy sedaris on dvd and bluray. Donald oconnors one take on camera in this number is hard believe, even considering his dance background. All critics 1 fresh 1 it leaves the explanation of the funny business to the funny people that are in the business. The song title was used for a sixhour documentary, make em laugh. This episode looks back at the bespectacled wannabe harold lloyd and the vain coward bob hope as the outsiders of their day. The funny business of america by michael kantor, laurence maslon from the most popular routines and the most ingenious physical shtick to the snappiest wisecracks and the most biting satire of the last century, make em laugh. Starting from the groundbreaking pbs series, the authors have gone deeper into the works and lives of america s great comic artists, with biographical portraits, archival materials. Donald oconnor august 28, 1925 september 27, 2003 was an american dancer, singer, and actor who came to fame in a series of movies in which he costarred alternately with gloria jean, peggy ryan,ethel merman and francis the talking mule. This sixhour comedy epic showcases the most hilarious men, women and moments in american entertainment and why they made us laugh.
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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. From a recently surfaced 1080p highdefinition digital transfer of singin in the rain 1952. During checkout, you will get to select a shipping method and see the total time it takes for the item to leave the warehouse and ship to its destination. What are the release dates for make em laugh the funny business of america 2009. The song was performed by joseph gordonlevitt on saturday night live on november 21, 2009.
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