Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy
It first aired on Feb 15, 2019, on Netflix. IMDb's user rating for the series is 7.4 *.
Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy Number Of Seasons: 1 (4 episodes)
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Season premieres on February 15, 2019
Netflix, 4 episodes
Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy is on Netflix () Fridays at 6 pm
S1E1 (Part 1: War - The Survivors) - Air Date: Feb 15, 2019 (6 months ago)
Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy review: An illuminating journey towards what makes us human - Firstpost - via Firstpost
In the four part series, Charles travels to countries ravaged by war, tyranny and authoritarianism in a bid to understand what makes their people laugh. He meets stand-up comedians of varying degrees of fame in each country, their success or lack of it a telling sign of the state of affairs in their land. He goes from Iraq to Liberia, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, back home to the USA, where a racist, alt-right comedy scene has sprung up alongside the protectionism endorsed by the new president. There are moments of boundless joy amidst the darkness of censorship and tyranny, moments of hope for ethnic minorities, newly represented by comedians using stand-up to tell their stories, interviews with racists, misogynists and bigots, with soldiers using comedy as therapy to pull through the fog of war, even mass murderers confessing their love for sitcoms. LCDWOC encompasses them all. Barring a few missteps attributable to cultural differences, the show is an illuminating journey through the heart of darkness towards what makes us human.
Explore comedy culture in unexpected places in Netflix and Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy - Critical Hit - per Criticalhit
But far beyond social media there are people across the world living in extreme danger – under dictatorships, in war zones, and the like – that most of us can’t even imagine, where the act of telling the wrong joke can have serious consequences, and that’s where Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy comes in. The writer, director, and producer (whose credits include Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Borat, and more) is travelling the globe for Netflix to uncover comedy culture in places like Turkey, Iraq, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and more.