Harmon Leon

History of Knock-Knock Jokes

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Knock knock? Who’s there? It’s time for the history of knock-knock jokes…

Knock-knock jokes are the classic question and answer kid joke. But did you know that its origin goes all the way back to Shakespeare’s Macbeth? Well it does.

In the episode we dive into the joke’s origin - and how Rowen and Martin’s Laugh In - helped it’s comeback into pop culture.

(Pt 2) History of National Lampoon Radio Hour

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We continue with Part 2 of our history of the National Lampoon Radio Hour; the show that evolved into Saturday Night Live and featured such iconic comedy figures as John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest, Richard Belzer, and Chevy Chase.

We cover our favorite episodes of the NL Radio Hour and how Lorne Michaels scooped up all the talent for SNL.

(Pt2) CH101 Select: Comedy That Crosses The Line

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It’s Part Two of our episode on comedy that crosses the line. You know, the edggggy comedy that goes too far for the times. We dive into Bill Hicks getting censored on the David Letterman show to the revolutionary comedy of Dick Gregory in the early ‘60s - to the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo.

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