The History of Standup
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The History of Standup
Society & Culture, Comedy

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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.

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About the Host
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Host Name: Wayne Federman and Andrew Steven
The Teacher: Wayne Federman has been performing standup for over 30 years and has appeared in numerous television programs and films including Step Brothers, Crashing, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to his more than 160 IMDB credits, he was the head monologue writer for Jimmy Fallon in 2009. Federman is also a professor of standup and comedy history at USC, and a comedy historian who has written articles for Vulture, Splitsider, and The Atlantic. He appears in the second season of CNN’s The History of Comedy and co-produced the HBO Documentary The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling. The Student: Andrew Steven is a podcaster, producer and fan of comedy. He’s worked with NBCUniversal, Seeso, and numerous comedians, brands, and personalities to help them tell their stories in new and compelling ways.
Average Episode Length
20 Minutes - 1 Hour
Comedy, Art, history, etc
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