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Wayne Federman on ‘The History of Stand-Up’

Larry also weighs in on Bill Cosby’s release from prison to open the show

The Inaugural Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Dinner Gala Photo by David Crotty/Getty Images


Larry weighs in on Bill Cosby’s release from prison to open the show (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by comedian and author Wayne Federman to discuss his new book The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chapelle (10:00). Later they look at the vaudeville era of comedy (29:00), how technological advancements such as the microphone changed comedy (34:00), and the impact of cancel culture on comedy today (1:20:00).

Host: Larry Wilmore
Guest: Wayne Federman

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