Thu, 27 February 2014
This week we sit down with our "Comedy Historian" Tanichee Cain. She walks us though Comedy’s humble beginnings in Vaudeville and takes us on a brief journey through The Borscht Belt and the Chitlin’ Circuit, through the revolutionary 60’s and 70’s and then shows us where Comedy is going today. We talk about censorship and the comedian who was arrested for saying a word (actually two 4 letter words and a preposition). In this journey through comedy we get to hear from some of the greatest comedians of all time, from Jack Benny to Steve Martin and all the way up to John Mulaney. So sit back and enjoy the first part of our expose on the History of Comedy. Tanichee will be returning for a regular Comedy episode on the 6’s. Cosmic Lion Comedy on the 6’s.
**Recorded before Cosby scandal**
Direct download: 26_The_History_of_Stand_Up_Comedy_with_Tanichee_Cain.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 2:45pm EST