Comedians: A Put-On Is Not a Put-Down

What happens when you fling together a dozen wild young comedy writers, throw in a bunch of nuts right off the funny farm, and toss a friendly little riot? You get a wild, nutty riot of laughs.

It's called Laugh-In, and the hosts are a pair of 40-year-old manics in monkey suits named Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. They devised the idea for the show last year, but its viability wasn't certain until it was given the sure kiss of success: all the Hollywood hotshots said it couldn't be done. A full hour of nothing but comedy? No dancers? No...

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