'Seriously Funny'

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NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the author of the new book "Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s." Gerald Nachman asserts that pioneering humor by the likes of Mort Sahl, Tom Lehrer, Nichols and May, and Phyllis Diller paved the way for the outspoken comedians of later eras.



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