35 episodes

In this podcast, Oliver Double and Elspeth Millar from the University of Kent examine material from the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive. Each episode features a particular item from the archive, which they discuss to show what it reveals about the art and craft of stand-up and the recent history of the form. If you enjoy HistComPod, please remember to subscribe, share with your friends and give us a review on iTunes. We’re on Twitter (@HistComPod) and Facebook (A History of Comedy in Several Objects Podcast). And you are welcome to email us at standup@kent.ac.uk with any queries, suggestions and to organise a visit to the archive.

A History Of Comedy In Several Objects ahistoryofcomedypodcast

    • Comedy
    • 4.6, 14 Ratings

In this podcast, Oliver Double and Elspeth Millar from the University of Kent examine material from the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive. Each episode features a particular item from the archive, which they discuss to show what it reveals about the art and craft of stand-up and the recent history of the form. If you enjoy HistComPod, please remember to subscribe, share with your friends and give us a review on iTunes. We’re on Twitter (@HistComPod) and Facebook (A History of Comedy in Several Objects Podcast). And you are welcome to email us at standup@kent.ac.uk with any queries, suggestions and to organise a visit to the archive.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Gav Cross - Funny Looking ,

Comedy History Motherlode...

This is a podcast just for me!
Full of stories and insights to sate a comedy mavens craven cravings.

Gavrathemighty ,

Excellent

Doc Com navigates the seas of humour on his dirigible of mirth, steering clear of the Kraken of my material, huzzah!

Jacquix2 ,

Make this longer

This podcast just keeps getting better and better and it is no coincidence, I think that this relates to getting to hear more information about the objects you are discussing. I am willing to listen for longer so tell me more. You tick history/social narrative/weird connections podcast content for me; drawing my attention to otherwise hidden objects and what they represent in the social and often political history of individual comedians, comedy styles and their audiences. I too would like to see the objects easily (I'm technically challenged) and it would be great to have a poster of them all on-line to refer to.
Just listened to the latest pod cast about photographs of comedians - now my favourite!

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