COMEDY SHOWS

What's television?

Burlesque with an antenna - that's television.      

Phil Silvers

Radio, television and film have all been integral to the development of comedy. Without the undeniable power of these media in spreading laughs to the masses, jokes would have simply lived and died in local clubs and halls. Below is a detailed, authoritative but uncomplicated record of some of the shows that introduced the comedy greats to us. 

Educating Archie
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