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Hold the Laughter

Season 10 Episode 5 | 52m 11s

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger—two very funny people whose family trees brim with stories that are more drama than comedy. Moving from Napoleonic France to Nazi-occupied Poland to the castle of a European duke, Gates introduces them to relatives who took great risks and overcame enormous hardships for the sake of their families.

Aired: 01/29/24 | Expires: 02/27/24
FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season ten is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C.
Extras
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. solves mysteries for 3 everyday Americans chosen to be guests.
Join speech therapist Megan Robertson as she delves into a longstanding family mystery.
Join Terrie Morrow as she embarks on an odyssey to resolve a longstanding family puzzle.
Megan Robertson embarks on a quest to demystify the lineage of her great-grandfather.
Join Joyce Willis as she embarks on a riveting exploration into her family history.
Lena Dunham's journey to uncover her family's past reveals a connection to the Holocaust.
Join Michael Douglas on a riveting quest into his family's hidden history
Lena Dunham confronts the more troubling aspects of her ancestor's legacy.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the surprising roots of Michael Douglas & Lena Dunham.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. maps family trees of comedian Tracy Morgan & actor Anthony Ramos.
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