The History of Comedy (2017– )
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Nope, what we have here at least by ep one is a bunch of current comedians discussing the importance of using obscene language and taboo subjects in comedy (mostly stand up). Gee, The Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, and other classics did not have to discuss graphic sex or use f-bombs to be hilarious.
I always felt as teen the comedians who had to swear were unable to speak any other way and thus were ignorant. And my teen years were the advent of Carlin, Pryor, and others whom this ep lionized. (Since then I have come to appreciate both but as a kid I thought, compared to the brilliance of Bill Cosby and his comedy records, were simply funny cause they swore and incapable of coming up with anything creative to say).
I won't watch another ep because the format and presentation was boring as heck, not because of the subject matter of choice in ep one.
I give this three stars for the stuff I did not know about Red Fox.