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  • The Best of Laugh-In

The Best of Laugh-In | The Joke Wall | PBS

Duration: 01:32
Program: The Best of Laugh-In

Stars from Laugh-In talk about its infamous "Joke Wall." THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning March 5, 2011 and airing throughout the month (check local listings). Before Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show or The Colbert Report, there was Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in, one of the most revolutionary television shows of all time. From 1968 until 1973, Laugh-in frequently was seen by 50 million viewers, capturing the zeitgeist of the era with its anarchic energy and pop aesthetic. Combining the blackout comedy of the vaudeville tradition with a 1960s-style "happening," psychedelic costumes, graphics, graffiti, outrageous characters, and a new political awareness, Laugh-in became one of the most popular shows in history. THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN is a delightful tribute to the comedy-variety program, which not only transformed television but became an important training ground for an entire generation of young writers and comic talent.

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Post Date: February 28, 2011