One says to the other, does this taste funny to you?"
When genially serious Jim Lehrer dryly delivers this and other corny jokes it cracks me up. But that was MGH’s intent when they crafted this ad for the upcoming, six-part PBS documentary called "Make em laugh: The funny business of America."
It mixes performance clips “with interviews of 60 funny folks who try to put the jokes and pratfalls in their cultural contexts,” reports Jeremy Egner. Billy Crystal hosts it and Amy Sedaris narrates. Many of the greats get interviewed including Carol Burnett, Sid Caesar and Chris Rock. Then there’s the book.