Make Em Laugh

Premiered January, 2009

Celebrating the history of American comedy.

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Clips 7

Video thumbnail: Make Em Laugh Joan Rivers on Audience Flops

Make Em Laugh

Joan Rivers on Audience Flops

Joan recounts a tepid audience response to her more taboo material.

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Joan Rivers on Audience Flops

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Video thumbnail: Make Em Laugh Joan Rivers on Comedic Success

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Joan Rivers on Comedic Success

Joan Rivers outlines a guide to success in the entertainment industry in the late 1960’s.

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Joan Rivers on Comedic Success

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Video thumbnail: Make Em Laugh Joan Rivers on her Contemporaries

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Joan Rivers on her Contemporaries

Rivers and her cohort were the 1st generation of American-born comedians.

1:47

Joan Rivers on her Contemporaries

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Video thumbnail: Make Em Laugh Joan Rivers on Second City

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Joan Rivers on Second City

Rivers recalls her experiences as a member of The Second City improvisational comedy team.

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Joan Rivers on Second City

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