On Comedy/North America

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Mark Twain[edit]

Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Llyod[edit]

Vaudeville[edit]

The Marx Brothers[edit]

Bob Hope[edit]

Radio[edit]

Jack Benny, Lenny Bruce, and 'Stand-Up'[edit]

Television[edit]

Second City And Improvisation Comedy[edit]

Saturday Night Live[edit]

American Comedy Archive[edit]

In 2005, Bill Dana and Emerson College established the American Comedy Archive in an effort "to acquire, preserve and make available primary source material that documents the professional activities of the ground breaking individuals who have written, produced or performed comedy for radio, television, motion pictures or live performance."

Canada[edit]