Before 1947 no one was actually a “standup” comedian because that term didn’t yet exist. Find out what happened next.

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ABOUT THE HISTORY OF STANDUP

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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“Comedian Wayne Federman has made it his business to know his business.”
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“It’s a good a time as any to get some historical context on the stand-up format.”
- A.V. Club

“It’s a well-produced podcast, taking care to track down such footage to elevate it from two guys talking into proper documentary territory."
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