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History of Stand-Up Comedy

Comedian Dave Chappelle attends a super middleweight title unification fight between Canelo Alvarez, of Mexico, and Caleb Plant, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Las Vegas.
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Comedian Dave Chappelle attends a super middleweight title unification fight between Canelo Alvarez, of Mexico, and Caleb Plant, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Las Vegas.

This episode originally aired on November 30, 2021.

Comedians and humorists from Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle have often held a mirror up to society to comment about the way we live in a humorous context.

However, that humor has not always gone over well with audiences and society.

The History of Stand-Up : From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle chronicles the history of comedy. We’re joined by stand-up comedian, and the book's author, Wayne Federman.

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