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Season 1

9 Feb. 2017
F***ing Funny
The evolution of inappropriate humor throughout history is traced, showcasing the work from groundbreaking comedians who risked their careers, prison sentences and even their lives as they fought against censorship.
 
16 Feb. 2017
The Funnier Sex
A look at the greatest female comedians and how they were able to succeed in every genre where humor is found despite rampant sexism and prejudice.
 
23 Feb. 2017
The Comedy of Real Life
A look at how comedians find humor in the simple, daily experiences most people share.
 
16 Jul. 2017
One Nation, Under Comedy
Exploring the evolution of racial humor; how comedy can cross cultural barriers to unite people.
 
23 Jul. 2017
Ripped From The Headlines
The origins of topical humor are traced, from the invention of the monologue to the "fake news" shows of today.
 
30 Jul. 2017
Spark Of Madness
The mind of the comedian is explored, as well as the difficult road that many seem destined to take where mental illness and substance abuse are remarkably common.
 
6 Aug. 2017
Making Fun
Exploring the history of Parody and Satire in films, television, print, radio and the internet.
 
13 Aug. 2017
Politics Aside
A look at the many different ways that comedy has lampooned and influenced politics over the years.
 

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