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Dangerously Funny A Behind The Scenes Look At The Rise And Fall Of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour The Provocative, Politically Charged Program That Shocked The Censors, Outraged The White House, And Forever Changed The Face Of Television Decades Before The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Proved There Was A Place On Television For No Holds Barred Political Comedy With A Decidedly Antiauthoritarian Point Of View In This Explosive, Revealing History Of The Show, Veteran Entertainment Journalist David Bianculli Tells The Fascinating Story Of Its Three Year Network Run And The Cultural Impact That S Still Being Felt Today Before It Was Suddenly Removed From The CBS Lineup Reportedly Under Pressure From The Nixon Administration , The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Was A Ratings Powerhouse It Helped Launch The Careers Of Comedy Legends Such As Steve Martin And Rob Reiner, Featured Groundbreaking Musical Acts Like The Beatles And The Who, And Served As A Cultural Touchstone For The Antiwar Movement Of The Late 1960s Drawing On Extensive Original Interviews With Tom And Dick Smothers And Dozens Of Other Key Players As Well As Than A Decade S Worth Of Original ResearchDangerously Funny Brings Readers Behind The Scenes For All The Battles Over Censorship, Mind Blowing Musical Performances, And Unforgettable Sketches That Defined The Show And Its Era David Bianculli Delves Deep Into This Riveting Story, To Find Out What Really Happened And To Reveal Why This Show Remains So Significant To This Day.

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  • Hardcover
  • 382 pages
  • Dangerously Funny
  • David Bianculli
  • English
  • 25 May 2018
  • 1439101167

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10 thoughts on “Dangerously Funny

  1. says:

    Clearly written and organized, and very informative Bianculli had the advantage of full access to the Smothers Brothers, and it shows Any of you remember that Firesign Theatre album title, Everything You Know is Wrong Well, I found out this was true of my memory of the whole Comedy Hour controversy I thought the series ended because of the Vietnam War, Pete Seeger s Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, and pre...

  2. says:

    Another book in the Read Aloud With the Wife series Pretty interesting account of the brother s career, politics, and impact on the current generation of entertainers.

  3. says:

    If you remember the Smothers Brothers, read this book for a tiptoe thru the tulips I know it was on a competing show, but timeliness was the aim buried under the neiges d antan If either phrase has left you scratching your wig holder, look THAT up in your Funk and Wagnalls.But don t read this rather dense, somewhat longwinded recap of the three season run of the Smothers Brothers s show It will mean little to you, and the density of the behind the scenes material won t fascinate The author If you remember the Smothers Brothers, read this book for a tiptoe thru the tulips I know it was on a competing show, but timeliness was the aim buried under the neiges d antan If either phrase has left you scratching your wig holder, look THAT up in you...

  4. says:

    The first three quarters of this book rates five stars, but the last quarter, which should have been omitted, turns into a political rant in which Bianculli offers idiotic opinions and lame brain conclusions Bianculli obviously sees the canceling, or firing, of The Smothers Brothers as some kind of conspiracy and some kind of right wing conspiracy at that, rather than what it was Tommy Smothers self destructiveness spiraling out of control Rather than spending so much time trying to uncover b The first three quarters of this book rates five stars, but the last quarter, which should have been omitted, turns into a political rant in which Bianculli offers idiotic opinions and lame brain conclusions Bianculli obviously sees the canceling, or firing, of The Smothers Brothers as some kind of conspiracy and some kind of right wing conspiracy at that, rather than what it was Tommy Smothers self destructiveness spiraling out of control Rather than spending so much time trying to uncover blame ...

  5. says:

    Since we inhabit this realm called Good Reads and not, say, Middling to Fair Reads , I am yanked back into reality by that realization David Bianculli s Dangerously Funny is not, as it stands, an inherently un good read, but neither is it particularly scintillating I blazed through it, and enjoyed it, but only because the subjects of 60s pop and political culture, issues of creative control and free speech and censorship of art media, social control and corporate mentalities, TV of th Since we inhabit this realm called Good Reads and not, say, Middling to Fair Reads , I am yanked back into reality by that realization David Bianculli s Dangerously Funny is not, as it stands, an inherently un good read, but neither is it particularly scintillating I blazed through it, and enjoyed it, but only because the subjects of 60s pop and political culture, issues of creative control and free speech and censorship of art media, social control and corporate mentalities, TV of that era, and the Smothers Brothers themselves hold some interest for me But I think you kind of have to have some experience with the show to really care much about the book I did find it interesting to realize how much Tom Smothers the dumb brother on the show was the creative mastermind and tenacious button pusher whose uncompromising stances and tendency to seek a good scrap ultimately led to the program s cancellation.Bianculli has done yeoman research and presents the facts ...

  6. says:

    I ll bet there s an interesting story here, but it didn t make it into the book.

  7. says:

    I loved listening to my parents Smothers Brothers album when I was a kid So, when I saw this book dealing with the Smothers Brothers and their TV show, I just had to read it The book spent a lot of time describing various skits on the show, and repeated itself often A good edit wou...

  8. says:

    Fired not Canceled and other irrelevant distinctions of the Genius Tommy SmothersI just finished Dangerously Funny The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour by David Bianculli It is a wonderful recounting of Tom and Dick Smothers overcoming the death of their father in a POW camp on Bataan, and the revolving door of men in and out of their mother s life I laughed and laughed, and Mr Bianculli does a wonderful job of capturing their rise to fame that at first seemed like as Fired not Canceled and other irrelevant distinctions of the Genius Tommy SmothersI just finished Dangerously Funny The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour by David Bianculli It is a wonderful recounting of Tom and Dick Smothers overcoming the death of their father in a POW camp on Bataan, and the revolving door of men in and out of their mother s life I laughed and laughed, and Mr Bianculli does a wonderful job of capturing their rise to fame that at first seemed like as arbitrary and strange as driftwood washed up on a b...

  9. says:

    A tribute to the men who brought meaning to T.V.I absolutely loved the Smothers Brothers Comedy Show This wonderful book talks about the behind the scenes struggles to make T.V relevant at a time when the Vietnam war was raging, and no one else was speaking up about the wrongness of it Tom Smothers did and brought the younger generation back to television by int...

  10. says:

    I ve only discovered the Smothers Brothers fairly recently, and I ve never seen their show I was 18 months old when it went off the air After reading this book, I d really like to fix this.I knew them as funny folk singers I d heard they had a political bent as well, as many folk singers of that era did I had no idea what they d accomplished on their show, and how muchthey tried to do, but were stopped by CBS and the censors.I really enjoyed the look at the brothers as people, and I p I ve only discovered the Smothers Brothers fairly recently, and I ve never see...

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