Heavily Weighted To Recent Times
This is a great history of standup comedy. You will learn a lot, especially about the comedians from before you were born. However, like most modern historians trying to tell you the entire story, it is heavily weighted towards what has happened most recently. Similar to the history of baseball, the “greatest” and most talked about players are those who played most recently. There is not enough balanced discussion of the greats from many decades ago. A more balanced history would spend equivalent amounts of time on each decade, rather than discounting the historical segments of the past, spending too much time on “recent” history. Heavy emphasis on recent internet comedy at the expense of the previous television, radio, and vaudeville eras. Nevertheless, I highly recommend listening to all of these episodes.
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