Starting on Sunday, July 16th; CNN will be bringing back it’s docu-series called The History Of Comedy. The series which premiered back in February gave viewers an in-depth look at stand-up and the many comedians who paved the way. For it’s season 2 of the series we get to hear from a collective of today’s comedians reflecting on what they do. You can watch the trailer here. (Via CNN)
The History of Comedy uses archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars including Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David, Betty White, Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Senator Al Franken, Margaret Cho, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, Kathy Griffin, George Lopez, Keegan-Michael Key, Dick Gregory, Conan O’Brien, Patton Oswalt, Dick Cavett, Ali Wong, W. Kamau Bell, Marc Maron and more. The series returns with an episode about racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers. The remaining episodes, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will explore comedy ripped from the headlines, parody and satire, the dark side of comedy, and political humor.