Comedian and actor Wayne Federman discusses his new book, The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle, with Al Muskovitz, formerly of the Dick Purtan Show and contributing Detroit Jewish News writer.
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About The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle (Click here to purchase)
Today’s top stand-up comedians sell out arenas, generate millions of dollars, tour the world, and help shape our social discourse. So, how did this all happen? The History of Stand-Up chronicles the evolution of this American art form, from its earliest pre-vaudeville performers like Artemus Ward and Mark Twain, to present-day comedians of HBO and Netflix. Veteran comedian and adjunct USC professor Wayne Federman guides us on this fascinating journey of humans standing on stage, alone, trying to get laughs.