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Marx Brothers in Make 'Em Laugh

Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

2009 NR

Billy Crystal hosts this PBS documentary series that examines the history of humor in American entertainment, from slapstick to satire. A slew of stars appear in the classic routines that made them famous and discuss what makes comedy work. Spanning a century of laughs, the clips feature Steve Martin, Carol Burnett, Johnny Carson, Chris Rock, Cheech Marin, Roseanne and other comedic geniuses. Amy Sedaris narrates the series.