Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Man and laughter

12 episodes, 1956, WOI-TV (Des Moines, Iowa)

From WNET:

"Humor comes under the scalpel of the scholar in this stimulating series of twelve programs, “Man and Laughter,” produced by WOI-TV at Iowa State College. Iowa State English Professor, Dr. Leonard Feinberg, who has made a lifelong study of humor in literature, takes the different types of humor apart one by one in the series of lectures, showing how they affect men and why they came into being. His study covers everything from the proverbial “drunk” comedian to the satire of Jonathan Swift and that of Sinclair Lewis. The series is designed to give viewers insight into what makes men laugh."