American Masters

Mike Nichols' Laugh

Clip: Season 30 Episode 1 | 47s

Director and comedian Mike Nichols was famous for his hearty laugh, which often turned into tears, and is why he always kept a handkerchief nearby. Alec Baldwin, playwright Neil Simon, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Frank Langella recall Nichols' humor and laughter, which is also heard and seen in this excerpt from the documentary.

Aired: 01/29/16

Rating: NR

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