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Comedy Week: Stand-Up Comedy

Has the world gotten too sensitive for stand-up comedy?

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Episode Notes

On The Gist, we’re kicking off our week on the world of comedy by talking to three comedians about the state of stand-up comedy. Adam Ferrara, Aparna Nancherla, and Hari Kondabolu talk with Mike about the way the perform, how they interact with their audience and fans, and pushing boundaries in the art form.

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  • Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.