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Comedian and professor Wayne Federman has spent his life studying the art and history of standup comedy. Join him and fellow student, Andrew Steven, as they look back at some of standup’s most interesting moments, places, and people.

The History of Standup The Podglomerate

    • Stand-Up
    • 4.8 • 310 Ratings

Comedian and professor Wayne Federman has spent his life studying the art and history of standup comedy. Join him and fellow student, Andrew Steven, as they look back at some of standup’s most interesting moments, places, and people.

    That's a Wrap (Bonus Episode)

    That's a Wrap (Bonus Episode)

    A brief look at where we’ve been and were were going as we continue exploring the history of standup. Featuring moments with James Adomian, Cameron Esposito, Pete Holmes, Nick Kroll, Emily V. Gordon, Dana Gould, Paula Poundstone, Lily Tomlin, and Willie Tyler (but not Lester).
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 9 min
    Lyons Den and The Lincoln Lodge

    Lyons Den and The Lincoln Lodge

    Hear how an open mic and an alt room become the center of standup in Chicago in the early 2000s.
    Featuring Interviews with Nate Craig, Matt Dwyer, Cameron Esposito, Emily V. Gordon, Pete Holmes, Kyle Kinane, John Roy, and Nick Vatterott.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 44 min
    Meltdown

    Meltdown

    Find out how, for six years, the back room of a comic book store became one of the best independent standup venues in the United States.
    Featuring interviews with James Adomian, Marcella Arguello, Pete Holmes, Nick Kroll, Emily V. Gordon, Dana Gould, Howard Kremer and Jonah Ray.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 49 min
    Broadway

    Broadway

    Only a few standups were able to parlay their talents into a successful Broadway run. Hear the story of those comics who conquered the legitimate theater like Victor Borge, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Mason, Mike Birbiglia, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 50 min
    The Academy Awards

    The Academy Awards

    The Academy Awards has showcased standups throughout its 91-year history, most notably Bob Hope. We look at Bob and the other comedians who have hosted "Hollywood’s Biggest Night” including Billy Crystal, Johnny Carson, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Benny, Ellen DeGenerous, Steve Martin, Chris Rock and even the first comedian to host, Will Rogers.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 52 min
    The Apollo and the Chitlin’ Circuit

    The Apollo and the Chitlin’ Circuit

    An iconic New York City theater and a collection of black venues provided opportunities for comedians and entertainers during racial segregation, the civil rights movement, and continues through today.
    Featuring interviews with Tom Dressen, Kliph Nesteroff, and Willie Tyler.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

audio fan 781 ,

A joy

Such a joy to
Listen to. I hope there will be more.

JamesLDennis ,

Interesting, funny & enjoyable

Started listening to season 2 on accident and loved it so much I went back to listen to season 1. I finished both seasons in 3 days because they are so great. If you have ever been interested in stand up comedy such as when it started or what were some of the best clubs to catch a good comic, this podcast is it. I love how the guys splice in interviews with comics and some of their stand up jokes. I can’t wait for season 3.

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I have just finished season 1 and I have really enjoyed it! Thanks guys! I have been recommending it to my podcast gang.

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