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June 11, 2019
S2 Ep. 02: 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. The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
June 4, 2019
S2 Ep. 01: 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.The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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51 min
May 14, 2019
Season 2 Trailer
Wayne Federman and Andrew Steven are back for Season 2 of The History of Standup — taking a closer looking at the rooms, scenes, and places where standup happens, and the people who were there. Full episodes start on June 4th.Follow us on Twitter at @histofstandup, @federman, and @andrewsteven.Brought to you by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
April 2, 2019
Judd Apatow meets Totie Fields (Bonus Episode)
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.The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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15 min
January 22, 2019
Jimmy Pardo and the History of Comedy Podcasts (Bonus Episode)
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 comedians and podcasts, plus we dig into aspecialthing.com and its role in the alt comedy scene of the 2000's.The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
November 20, 2018
Live with Demetri Martin and Ian Abramson (Bonus Episode)
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
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84 min
October 23, 2018
Ep. 06: Boom 2.0
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-part series featuring interviews with comedian Jimmy Pardo and journalist Julie Seabaugh. The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
October 16, 2018
Ep. 05: Alt Comedy and Def Comedy
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 comics. This is episode 5 of a 6-part series featuring interviews with comedians Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo, Tig Notaro, and journalist Julie Seabaugh. The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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53 min
October 9, 2018
Ep. 04: The 1980’s Comedy Boom
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 featuring interviews with comedians Margaret Cho, Tig Notaro, and Ritch Shydner. The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
October 2, 2018
Ep. 03: Carson, SNL, and HBO
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 episode 3 of a 6-part series, and features clips with Freddie Prinze, Jimmie Walker, George Carlin, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor, among others. The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
September 25, 2018
Ep. 02: Records and Clubs
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 into Judd Apatow’s childhood record collection, plus we speak with Zoe Friedman, daughter of the founder and original proprietor of The Improv Comedy Club, Budd Friedman. The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
September 18, 2018
Ep. 01: In One, Television, and the Birth of Standup
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 is episode 1 of a 6-part series featuring interviews with comedy icons including Judd Apatow and historian Kliph Nesteroff. The History of Standup is produced by The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
August 28, 2018
Season 1 Trailer
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, @federman, and @andrewsteven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
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