The History of Standup

10 EpisodesProduced by 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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Alt Comedy and Def Comedy

October 16th, 2018

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 …

The 1980s Comedy Boom

October 9th, 2018

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

Carson, SNL, and HBO

October 2nd, 2018

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 …

Comedy Albums and Comedy Clubs

September 25th, 2018

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 …

In One, Television, and the Birth of Standup

September 18th, 2018

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

Sneak Peek — Judd Apatow

September 12th, 2018

Find out the secret to great stand up from Judd Apatow, and subscribe to The History of Standup — new episodes start next week, September 18th.

Sneak Peek — Roast Battle

September 4th, 2018

Here's a sneak peek at what's in store on "The History Of Standup" as we talk with journalist Julie Seabaugh about the Roast Battle. “Every Tuesday …

The History of Standup — Trailer

August 28th, 2018

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 …

The History of Standup — Teaser

August 21st, 2018

Wayne Federman has been performing standup for over 30 years and has appeared in numerous television programs and films including Step Brothers, …

The History of Standup — Coming Soon

August 7th, 2018

If you’ve ever watched a standup comedy special on Comedy Central or Netflix and wondered, how we got here — “The History of Standup” looks back at …
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