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History of Comedy

The Solid Nonpareil

Lewis Lapham | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
Lewis Lapham

All humor is situational, but the forms of it that survive the traveling in time speak to the fundamental truth of the human predicament, which is that men die from time to time and worms do eat them. The jokes dependent upon a specific historical setting don't have much of a shelf life.

WATCH: History Of Comedy Remix

Posted 07.03.2012 | Comedy

From Don Rickles, Joan Rivers and Rodney Dangerfield to Dave Chappelle, Patton Oswalt and Louis C.K., this "History Of Comedy Remix" courtesy of YouTu...