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THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN

March 2011

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Before “Saturday Night Live,” “The Daily Show” or “The Colbert Report,” there was “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in,” one of the most revolutionary television shows of all time

  • Airdate(s): 3/5/2011 - 8:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Original Broadcast: 3/5/2011
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Before “Saturday Night Live,” “The Daily Show” or “The Colbert Report,” there was “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in,” one of the most revolutionary television shows of all time. From 1968 until 1973, “Laugh-in” frequently was seen by 50 million viewers, capturing the zeitgeist of the era with its anarchic energy and pop aesthetic. Combining the blackout comedy of the vaudeville tradition with a 1960s-style “happening,” psychedelic costumes, graphics, graffiti, outrageous characters and a new political awareness, “Laugh-in” became one of the most popular shows in history. THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN is a delightful tribute to the comedy-variety program, which not only transformed television but became an important training ground for an entire generation of young writers and comic talent. THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning March 5, 2011 and airing throughout the month (check local listings).

Press Materials

  • The Best of Laugh-In: A Look Back at the Comedy Series That Transformed Television

    Press Release

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