ABC STAGE 67: A TIME FOR LAUGHTER (TV)

Summary

One in this series of entertainment specials presented under the umbrella of "ABC Stage 67." This program is devoted to black humor. Sidney Poitier opens the program with a short history of black humor with a look at minstrel shows, blackface comedy, black vaudeville and "signifying" (black humor's comment on life). Richard Pryor performs, and integration is examined, as seen by the black humorist. Skits include Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Diahann Carroll, Godfrey Cambridge, Diana Sands, Harry Belafonte, George Kirby, Pigmeat Markham, Jackie "Moms" Mabley. Includes commercials.


Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: April 6, 1967 Thursday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:58:46
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T77:0557
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1966-1967
  • COMMERCIALS:

Credits

  • Harry Belafonte … Executive Producer
  • Phil Stein … Producer
  • Paddy Sampson … Director
  • Arthur Storch … Director
  • William Attaway … Writer
  • Walter Nicks … Choreographer
  • Sidney Poitier … Host
  • Dick Gregory … Cast
  • Diana Sands … Cast
  • Diahann Carroll … Cast
  • Mabley, Jackie "Moms" … Cast
  • Redd Foxx … Cast
  • Pigmeat Markham … Cast
  • Godfrey Cambridge … Cast
  • George Kirby