“Comedian Wayne Federman has made it his business to know his business.”
– Vulture

“It is the perfect time for folks to start delving into the past and tracking how this art form has evolved over the decades. The latest effort to that end is The History of Standup, a new podcast from veteran comic Wayne Federman and producer Andrew Steven that, over the course of six episodes, takes listeners from its earliest incarnation on vaudeville stages, when it was called “performing in one,” to the current wave of comedians and gatekeepers competing for increasingly shrinking attention span through streaming services and social networking.”
– Paste Magazine

“It’s a good a time as any to get some historical context on the stand-up format.”
– A.V. Club

“Though educational in nature, History of Standup is also—as you might expect—funny and entertaining. The hosts have a great chemistry and you’ll find yourself laughing while learning. Follow the podcast now and don’t miss an episode!”
– iHeartRadio

“Fascinating, engaging and, most importantly (given the subject), funny.”
– The Geekiverse

“It’s a well-produced podcast, taking care to track down such footage to elevate it from two guys talking into proper documentary territory.”
– Chortle