Dangerously Funny


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    Before Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Mahr” there was The Smothers Brothers. According to TV and culture critic, DAVID BIANCULLI, the three years’ run of The Smothers Brothers introduced the American TV-watching public to new art and artists and questioned the Johnson and Nixon administrations before CBS finally fired them after many battles of censorship. Based on interviews with the Smothers Brothers and other industry principals, Bianculli describes Tom and Dick Smothers’ lives both on-screen and off-screen in his new book, “Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.”

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