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The Last Laugh

Season 18 Episode 14 | 1h 25m 47s Video has closed captioning.

The Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy — but is it? History shows even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps used humor as a means of survival and resistance. The Last Laugh weaves together stories from Auschwitz survivors and interviews with influential comedians from Mel Brooks to Sarah Silverman, and authors Etgar Keret and Shalom Auslander.

Aired: 04/24/17

Expired: 04/23/20

Rating: NR

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