Media, Satire, sitcom, Sketch, Social Media, Stand-up, Television — February 16, 2017 11:01 am

‘History of Comedy’ probes a dark side of stand-up

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comedy club_photoBy Brian Lowry, CNN | The most important hour of “The History of Comedy” — an eight-part CNN documentary devoted to stand-up — might be the most serious and sobering: the high toll comedy exacts on its practitioners, from depression to substance abuse.
The tears of a clown almost sounds like a cliché, but given the high-profile examples of comics who died young or took their own lives — among them John Belushi, Chris Farley, Robin Williams and Richard Jeni — it’s more than just a song title. And in that upcoming segment of the program, subtitled “Spark of Madness,” comics talk with considerable openness and honesty about the exaggerated highs and lows associated with their work.

 

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