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The History of Standup

Wayne Federman / Andrew Steven / The Podglomerate / Castbox


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


15:06 | Apr 2nd, 2019

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 r...Show More

45:28 | Jan 22nd, 2019

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 conver...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 abou...Show More

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 ...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, FO...Show More
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