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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 Podglomerate

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 334 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.

    Holy City Zoo

    Holy City Zoo

    Hear how a small clubhouse influenced the city of San Francisco and inspired a new wave of comedians that helped shape modern standup.
    Featuring interviews with Greg Behrendt, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Margaret Cho, Debi and Will Durst, Dana Gould, Kevin Pollak, Mark Pitta, Paula Poundstone, and Bobby Slayton.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
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    • 51 min
    The Playboy Circuit

    The Playboy Circuit

    Hugh Hefner and Playboy magazine prove to be an unlikely champion for an era of comedy between night clubs and the comedy boom.
    Featuring interviews with Dick Capri, Tom Dressen, Patty Farmer, Shecky Greene, Kliph Nesteroff, Lily Tomlin, and Fred Willard.
    Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.
    This episode was sponsored by Oso Delicious Hot Sauce.
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    • 45 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
    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
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

MoonBooksBrandon ,

A must listen for any fan of stand up comedy

Being a life long fan of stand up comedy I was looking for something to listen to to enrich my knowledge of the behind the scenes of stand up. I got that and so much more from The History of Standup.

I wholeheartedly recommend this podcast to any fan of comedy!

Comedy Fan 007 ,

Wow! The best comedy podcast or any podcast hands down

It’s obvious they put a ton of work into every episode. The hosts do a great job of letting the subject shine. This is not one of those thrown together podcasts where the hosts talk all over each other trying to be entertaining. This is a high quality, in depth, well-researched, and fun podcast. Simply the tops. If you love comedy, history, or are a fan of podcasts, you really need to listen and subscribe to this podcast. You’ll be so glad you did.

audio fan 781 ,

A joy

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

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