Dangerously Funny

Dangerously Funny

The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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Decades before The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there was a place on television for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian point of view. In this explosive, revealing history of the show, veteran entertainment journalist David Bianculli tells the fascinating story of its three-year network run-and the cultural impact that's still being felt today.Before it was suddenly removed from the CBS lineup (reportedly under pressure from the Nixon administration), The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a ratings powerhouse. It helped launch the careers of such comedy legends as Steve Martin and Rob Reiner, featured groundbreaking musical acts like the Beatles and the Who, and served as a cultural touchstone for the antiwar movement of the late 1960s. Drawing on extensive original interviews with Tom and Dick Smothers and dozens of other key players-as well as more than a decade's worth of original research-Dangerously Funny brings listeners behind the scenes for all the battles over censorship, mind-blowing musical performances, and unforgettable sketches that defined the show and its era. David Bianculli delves deep into this riveting story to find out what really happened and to reveal why this show remains so significant to this day.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400195701
1400195705
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 30 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording
Additional Contributors: Heller, Johnny - Narrator
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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