Wayne Federman

stand-up comedian, USC professor, author of “The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chapelle.”

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A new book traces comedy’s successes and failures, plus its evolution since pre-vaudeville times.

The history of stand-up comedians, from Artemus Ward to Richard Pryor

A new book traces comedy’s successes and failures, plus its evolution since pre-vaudeville times.

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