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The College of Comedy with Alan King (#2305)

American comedy veteran Alan King hosts a university forum exploring the historical principles of stand-up comedy. Joining King to discuss comedy influences are Tim Conway, Buddy Hackett, Paul Rodriguez and comedy writer/performer Judy Gold. In an unconventional masterclass, King and company pay tribute to anecdotes and analysis, fielding questions from the studio audience. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
10-12+
Curricular Areas
The Arts
Series Length
244 episodes
Average Episode Length
97 minutes
Record Rights
Sch/until 3/24/16; ncc; simul. ;7-day cached rights
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