Pioneers of Television

Acting Funny

Season 4 Episode 4 | 53m 11s Video has closed captioning.

Peek behind the curtain at the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They’re a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared approach. The episode also highlights the all-time #1 Emmy winner for comedy acting Cloris Leachman.

Aired: 05/06/14

Expired: 05/06/20

Rating: TV-PG

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