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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David Bianculli

Narrated By: Johnny Heller

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: January 2010

Duration: 11 hours 33 minutes

Summary:

A behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever changed the face of television.

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  • Shelly

    I was born in the 50's and was a teenager when this show was on TV. If you're from my age group or older, I think you'll enjoy this blast from the past and shake your head at some of the censorship and production problems. For younger people, unless you're in the TV or movie business, I'm not sure you'll find it very interesting to read about an era when sexual and political material far less offensive than what's routinely shown in TV commercials today was censored, deleted, or used as an excuse to cancel an otherwise successful and funny TV show.

  • Peggy Stortz

    Dangerously Funny is the intriguing story of the Smothers Brothers who took on CBS censors. Ultimately they lost their show but their groundbreaking comedy with some political undertones changed television forever. This book brought back great memories of some of the most creative and hilarious skits ever performed.