Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

David Bianculli


Now in paperback, a rollicking historical past of the increase and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour —“A stunningly alive portrait of the Sixties and of 2 very various males who ‘refused to close up’ and thereby made television historical past” (People).

A dramatic behind-the-scenes examine the increase and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour—the provocative, politically charged application that surprised the censors, outraged the White condominium, and perpetually replaced the face of television.

Decades sooner than The day-by-day express, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there has been a spot on tv for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian perspective. Censorship battles, outstanding musical performances, and unforgettable sketches outlined the express and its period. during this compelling heritage, veteran leisure journalist David Bianculli attracts on a long time worthy of unique learn, together with wide interviews with Tom and Dick Smothers and dozens of alternative key avid gamers, to inform the interesting tale of the show’s three-year community run—and the cultural influence that’s nonetheless being felt this day.

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