Episode 7: No Laughing Matter

Premiered February 19, 2019

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman that their family trees are filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Gates also reveals to each one news of an unexpected DNA cousin. 

Dr. Gates reveals the histories of comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.
Seth Meyers | Meet Mejer Trakianski

Seth Meyers | Meet Mejer Trakianski

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Seth Meyers.

Tig Natro | Feeling Greatful

Tig Natro | Feeling Greatful

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Tig Natro.

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Season 5 Finding Your Roots

 

Season 5 

Discover the surprising ancestral stories of 25 fascinating guests, including Marisa Tomei, Felicity Huffman, Laura Linney, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael K. Williams, Andy Samberg, Chloe Sevigny, Kal Penn, George R.R. Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, Joe Madison, Lisa Ling, Sheryl Sandberg, Seth Meyers, Michael Strahan and more in season five of Finding Your Roots. Learn more here.

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