Podcast of the Month: History of Standup

Can’t get enough of standup comedy? Then History of Standup is for you! In this weekly podcast, comedian Wayne Federman and producer Andrew Steven engage in conversations about the most pivotal moments in the history of standup comedy, and interview guests including comedians, historians and other experts.

Produced by the Podglomerate and launched earlier in September, the podcast is currently rolling out a six-part series about the birth of comedy, featuring interviews with comedy icons including Judd Apatow and Kliph Nesteroff.

Though educational in nature, History of Standup is also—as you might expect—funny and entertaining. The hosts have a great chemistry and you’ll find yourself laughing while learning. Follow the podcast now and don’t miss an episode!

Episode Highlight: “In One, Television and the Birth of Standup

From the earliest late night comedy shows, to today’s comedy specials on Netflix, television and standup have always gone hand in hand. In this episode, the first in a six-part series, Federman and Steven discuss how the 1948 introduction of two television shows, NBC’s Texaco Star Theater and The Ed Sullivan Show, changed standup for good.

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