Wayne Federman, long respected comedian and, now, professor along with Andrew Steven are back with season 2 of their wonderfully informative History of Standup podcast.
This season is getting into the niche specifics of various comedy scenes and venues that were hotbeds for stand-up at a given time. Such places that will be covered include SF’s Holy City Zoo, the Chitlin’ Circuit, Nerdmelt, and more. It’s incredibly well-researched with many of the comedians that came up in said scenes and times speaking on what those clubs, theaters, bars, etc. meant to them when getting their sea legs in stand-up.
Season 2 just premiered today with an episode focused on the Holy City Zoo and San Francisco’s amazing stand-up scene from the 80s and 90s.