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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

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    • 4.8, 256 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.

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4.8 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

Amigo64 ,

Required Curriculum

If I was gonna teach, or take a class on comedy of any form... I would 100% expect this to be a required part of the curriculum. Every young comic should know this stuff and every comedy nerd will love it.

Yanq7 ,

Heavily Weighted To Recent Times

This is a great history of standup comedy. You will learn a lot, especially about the comedians from before you were born. However, like most modern historians trying to tell you the entire story, it is heavily weighted towards what has happened most recently. Similar to the history of baseball, the “greatest” and most talked about players are those who played most recently. There is not enough balanced discussion of the greats from many decades ago. A more balanced history would spend equivalent amounts of time on each decade, rather than discounting the historical segments of the past, spending too much time on “recent” history. Heavy emphasis on recent internet comedy at the expense of the previous television, radio, and vaudeville eras. Nevertheless, I highly recommend listening to all of these episodes.

Mr.Anonymous5678 ,

Fantastic podcast

Great for morning bus rides and walking from class to class while on campus.

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