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By David Bianculli

An unparalleled behind-the-scenes examine the increase and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged software that surprised the censors, outraged the White residence, and perpetually replaced the face of television.

Decades prior to The day-by-day Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there has been a spot on tv for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian perspective. during this first-ever all-access heritage of the convey, veteran leisure journalist David Bianculli tells the attention-grabbing tale of its three-year community run -- and the cultural influence that's nonetheless being felt this present day.

Before it used to be all at once faraway from the CBS lineup (reportedly stressed from the Nixon administration), The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was once a scores powerhouse. It helped release the careers of comedy legends akin to Steve Martin and Rob Reiner, featured groundbreaking musical acts just like the Beatles and the Who, and served as a cultural touchstone for the antiwar flow of the past due Sixties.

Drawing on wide unique interviews with Tom and Dick Smothers and dozens of alternative key gamers -- in addition to greater than a decade's worthy of unique learn -- Dangerously Funny brings readers behind the curtain for all of the battles over censorship, marvelous musical performances, and unforgettable sketches that outlined the exhibit and its period.

David Bianculli delves deep into this never-told tale, to determine what really occurred and to bare why this exhibit continues to be so major to this present day.

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