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The Art Of Laughter

The Art Of Laughter

  • Radio documentary
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 2009
  • 1 episode

Jerry Hall presents this Radio 2 documentary which provides an exploration into the art of making people laugh. Features Jerry Hall, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Richard Curtis and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2009
Channels
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
1
Features
Jerry Hall, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Richard Curtis, Lenny Henry, Ross Noble, Jo Brand and more
Writer
Jerry Hall
Producers
Jerry Hall and Des Shaw
Companies

Jerry Hall enlists the help of some of the comedy world's biggest names to highlight the importance of laughter. She aims to examine the psychology and physiology of laughter to determine how and why we laugh, what makes us laugh and why it is one of our basic human needs.

By studying comedy styles such as sarcasm, satire and slapstick, through to popular and high-brow comedy, Jerry examines the neurological effect laughter has on our nervous system and moods and explains how laughter really can heal the body and mind.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 11th August 2009 at 10:30pm on BBC Radio 2
Episode length
1 hour

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