An unfunny look at the state of comedy

Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Samantha Bee and Larry Wilmore are among the leading comedians in the U.S. today. They are breaking gender and racial barriers of the historically white male dominated form of entertainment.

MPR reporter Marianne Combs took a serious look at comedy with NPR's TV Critic, Eric Deggans, and Molly Chase, Managing Director at HUGE Improv Theater in Minneapolis.

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