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The History of Standup

Wayne Federman / Andrew Steven / The Podglomerate / Castbox

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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...Show More
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15:06 | Apr 2nd

One of the exciting things about making The History of Standup has been discovering relationships that connect standup over generations. On this episode we hear how Judd Apatow was influenced by the raucous‐voiced nightclub comedienne, Totie Fields.T...Show More

45:28 | Jan 22nd

Earlier in the season (episode 6) we spoke with Never Not Funny podcast host Jimmy Pardo about podcasting's influence on the standup comedy scene. This episode is an unabridged look at our full conversation. This is a glimpse into the origins of come...Show More
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1:24:48 | Nov 20th, 2018

Recorded Live at Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth in Los Angeles, Wayne and Andrew join comedians Ian Abramson and Demetri Martin for a special live episode of The History of Standup.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38:58 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Social media provides new ways for standups to communicate directly with their fans, comedy content is democratized, Netflix floods the market, and a new comedy boom explodes that is even bigger than the last one. This is the final episode of a 6-par...Show More

53:16 | Oct 16th, 2018

As the comedy club boom goes bust, standups adapt to this new reality. A DIY ethic emerges and spreads from coast to coast as more and more comedians take control of their own destinies. Meanwhile, FOX helps usher in a golden era for African-American...Show More

42:15 | Oct 9th, 2018

A fast and unexpected proliferation of comedy clubs cover the country. Long Island natives Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld ascend to legendary status as a growing glut of standup TV programs crowd the airwaves. This is episode 4 of a 6-part series fe...Show More

36:37 | Oct 2nd, 2018

In the 1970s a successful appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” was the goal of every young standup, as was epitomized one night in 1973 with Freddie Prinze. Then Saturday Night Live and HBO changed the playing field. This is episod...Show More

43:34 | Sep 25th, 2018

The comedy albums of the 1960’s ushered in a new era of standup, eventually leading to the the worlds first comedy clubs opening their doors, helping drive the standup comedy boom of the ’80s. This is episode 2 of a 6-part series, featuring a look in...Show More

39:35 | Sep 18th, 2018

Television and standup have been intertwined since their conception. Which is why, when two historic television programs debuted just days apart in 1948, NBC’s Texaco Star Theater and The Ed Sullivan Show, the standup world was forever changed. This ...Show More
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01:34 | Sep 12th, 2018

Find out the secret to great stand up from Judd Apatow, and subscribe to The History of Standup — new episodes start next week, September 18th.
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07:03 | Sep 4th, 2018

Here's a sneak peek at what's in store on "The History Of Standup" as we talk with journalist Julie Seabaugh about the Roast Battle. “Every Tuesday night at midnight in a dark corner of the Comedy Store, a beautiful and hilarious fight breaks out....Show More

04:34 | Aug 28th, 2018

Join comedian Wayne Federman and Andrew Steven for The History of Standup, a look back at some of comedy’s most interesting moments. Full episodes start September 18th. Brought to you by The Podglomerate. Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @fede...Show More
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01:00 | Aug 21st, 2018

Wayne Federman has been performing standup for over 30 years and has appeared in numerous television programs and films including Step Brothers, Crashing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and was the head monologue writer for Jimmy Fallon. Federman is also a pr...Show More
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02:20 | Aug 7th, 2018

If you’ve ever watched a standup comedy special on Comedy Central or Netflix and wondered, how we got here — “The History of Standup” looks back at the evolution of standup from vaudeville to Netflix. Each week, Comedian Wayne Federman teaches Andrew...Show More