Comedy

He's Catching Up to the 2000 Year-Old Man: Carl Reiner Turns 95!

March 20th, 2017
Carl Reiner

He's a boy from the Bronx who's had a hand in some of film and television's most memorable moments. Carl Reiner turns 95 years young today, and he's spent over 80 of those years entertaining people in one medium or another, from stage plays, to radio, to the small screen and the large.

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The Archive’s Funny Ladies

November 6th, 2015
Phyllis Diller

In the course of working for the Archive, I encounter our interviewees talking about just about every genre imaginable, from drama, to animation, to service shows (that would be your Julia Childs and your Share and Enjoy:

Sneak a Peek at Tenacious D's New Music Video

April 27th, 2012

Something a little different today ... We're big Tenacious D fans over here at the Archive and we just discovered that the new video for the title track on the D's upcoming album "Rize of the Fenix" had been released on - get this - a Russian video site.

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Jonathan Winters gets serious

September 7th, 2011

"Never say good

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Norman Lear on comedy

July 28th, 2011

“Life is a serious matter, but I see it through a prism that finds comedy in anything.”- N

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7 pieces of comic wisdom from Phyllis Diller

March 12th, 2011

Phyllis Diller was interviewed for the Archive of American Television in 2000 about her long career in comedy, both on TV and the stage. Her trademark cigarette, fright wig, and of course, that iconic laugh were all discussed during her three-hour interview by Fred Wostbrock.

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