Our ongoing series Something in Common features comedy superstars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. Both actors were featured performers on "Saturday Night Live" and now co-star in the new movie, "The House." They play parents who make questionable financial decisions to get their daughter through college. Ferrell and Poehler talked about the movie and other things they have in common.
The standup comic, whose acerbic wit and political topics helped break new ground in the 1950s and '60s, used humor as part of his activism, and taught his children by his example on and off the stage. Erin Moriarty talks with Dick Gregory about how he used comedy to tell harsh truth about civil rights and American society.