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  • The Best of Laugh-In

The Best of Laugh-In | Behind the Scenes Interview #1 | PBS

Duration: 01:31
Program: The Best of Laugh-In

Stars from Laugh-In and its producer talk about the show.

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: March 2, 2011