Month: July 2015

The Humor Code’s Slate series revisited: Who invented stand-up? (#8)

Joel Warner and I delve into the history of stand-up comedy in this Slate article. It’s an odd sort of entertainment. There’s no narrative structure, no plot, backstory, sets, editors, or producers. It’s comedy boiled down to basics: a comedian and an audience, where you either score a laugh or you don’t. As British comedian […]