Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America

Wiseguys And Smart-Alecks: Never Give A Sucker An

Season 1, Episode 5 of 6

America loves the wiseguy who defies convention by speaking the truth no matter the consequences. Whether in the form of the curmudgeonly W. C. Fields of the 1930s or today's Larry David, who manages to perturb everyone within reach, the wiseguy (or gal) always gets the last - and funniest - word. Along with classic smart-alecks like Groucho Marx and con men like Phil Silvers, other legendary names in this episode's "Wiseguy Hall of Fame" include Jack Benny, Paul Lynde, Joan Rivers, Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock.

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