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History of the Joke with Lewis Black
History of the Joke with Lewis Black
Actors: Lewis Black, George Carlin, Robin Williams, Patton Oswalt, Robert Klein
Director: Dave Greene
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 40min

Where did comedy come from? Where is it going? Comedy Central's acerbic rLewis Black takes us along for a raucous ride as he tries to find the world's funniest joke. Sitting down with the great comedians of yesterday, toda...  more »


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Actors: Lewis Black, George Carlin, Robin Williams, Patton Oswalt, Robert Klein
Director: Dave Greene
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/23/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Funny, but there shouldn't be "beeping" on DVD's
C. Elliston | Houston | 11/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you didn't see this show on the History channel it is worth it to pick it up on DVD. You have some of the best comedians around (and one amateur one) just telling jokes and discussing the ins and outs of comedy. The highlight of the DVD now seems to be the interview between Lewis Black and George Carlin. Listening to Carlin discuss comedy is like listening to Beethoven talk about music.

My only complaint that makes this 4-stars instead of 5 is the fact that the DVD is censored. I understand beeping out foul language when it's on TV, but if I'm paying $25 for the DVD, I'd kinda like to hear the "F" word.

Even with the censored language it is still a DVD worth getting, and you will laugh, over and over again even with multiple viewings. The topics range from PG-rated to X-rated, so please be aware that it is not family friendly. But hell, just put the kids to bed, the DVD is funny as hell."
Hilarious and informative
junesongprovider | 11/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Full of intelligent discussion about the fundamentals of comedy from those who know it best. A multitude of great comedians weigh in, including the late George Carlin. Someone said something to this effect in an earlier review, but I absolutely agree: listening to Carlin discuss comedy is like getting a music theory class from Beethoven. Anyway, throughout, Lewis Black serves as a great interviewer, and it's always heartwarming to watch Black (a comedy heavyweight himself) laugh his ass off while interviewing his own comedy icons. Definitely worth the buy."
History of the joke with lewis black
C. Hermann | van nuys, ca | 09/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great approach to the subject. As always, Lewis Black delivers his approach to this subject in his very amusing style. This is a great addition to my Lewis Black collection."