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Dangerously Funny - The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

David Bianculli

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

11h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:04


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

42:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

47:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

46:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

35:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:21