The History of Standup

9 EpisodesProduced by Wayne Federman & Andrew Steven / The Podglomerate

Comedian Wayne Federman teaches Andrew Steven about the history of standup in a casual, conversational history class, looking over some of comedy’s most interesting moments. From Vaudeville to Netflix, we look back at the evolution of standup comedy.

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Jimmy Pardo and the History of Comedy Podcasts (Bonus Episode)

January 22nd, 2019

44:04
Earlier in the season (episode 6) we spoke with Never Not Funny podcast host Jimmy Pardo about podcasting's influence on the standup comedy scene. …

Live with Demetri Martin and Ian Abramson (Bonus Episode)

November 20th, 2018

1:24:16
Recorded Live at Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth in Los Angeles, Wayne and Andrew join comedians Ian Abramson and Demetri Martin for a special live episode of The History of Standup.

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Ep. 06: Boom 2.0

October 23rd, 2018

38:58
Social media provides new ways for standups to communicate directly with their fans, comedy content is democratized, Netflix floods the market, and a new comedy boom explodes that is even bigger than the last one. This …

Ep. 05: Alt Comedy and Def Comedy

October 16th, 2018

52:22
As the comedy club boom goes bust, standups adapt to this new reality. A DIY ethic emerges and spreads from coast to coast as more and more comedians …

Ep. 04: The 1980’s Comedy Boom

October 9th, 2018

41:12
A fast and unexpected proliferation of comedy clubs cover the country. Long Island natives Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld ascend to legendary status …

Ep. 03: Carson, SNL, and HBO

October 2nd, 2018

35:43
In the 1970s a successful appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” was the goal of every young standup, as was epitomized one night in …

Ep. 02: Records and Clubs

September 25th, 2018

42:37
The comedy albums of the 1960’s ushered in a new era of standup, eventually leading to the the worlds first comedy clubs opening their doors, helping drive the standup comedy boom of the ’80s. This is episode 2 of a …

Ep. 01: In One, Television, and the Birth of Standup

September 18th, 2018

38:46
Television and standup have been intertwined since their conception. Which is why, when two historic television programs debuted just days apart in …

The History of Standup — Season 01 Trailer

August 28th, 2018

4:34
Join comedian Wayne Federman and Andrew Steven for The History of Standup, a look back at some of comedy’s most interesting moments. Full episodes …
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