PIONEERS OF TELEVISION

Program Details
Air Time: 
05/06/2014 - 8:00pm - 8:59pm
Program Title: 
ACTING FUNNY
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/pioneersoftelevision/
PSIP Description: 
The backstage techniques of Robin Williams, Tina Fey and more great comedic actors are revealed.
Long Description: 
This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal 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.