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Introduction Robert Krulwich
A Bit of a Chat with Dame Edna Weekend Edition
Larry David: More Enthusiasm, Curbed Morning Edition
A Short History of Black Comedy News & Notes
Getting with 'The Sarah Silverman Program' Day to Day
Not My Job: Justice Stephen Breyer Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Jonathan Winters Weekend Edition
Inside French Healthcare Morning Edition
Mel Brooks: A Lifetime of Laughter Morning Edition
Carl Reiner Takes On the Past All Things Considered
Phyllis Diller: Still Out for a Laugh Weekend Edition
How Richard Pryor Changed Comedy Morning Edition
Demetri Martin: Comedy and the Family All Things Considered
Billy Connolly: Onstage Solo, But Not Lonely Weekend Edition
Steve Martin: 'Born Standing Up' Morning Edition
Laughing Along with Lily Tomlin Weekend Edition
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Unabridged, 2.25 hours