Stand-up comedy can be traced back to the 1840s in the US, though the tones of racism were apparent in the minstrel acts and shows. Minstrel shows had music concerts, comedy concerts, and theatrical performances.
In the late 1980, pleasure gardens or outdoor shows with themes became popular. The jokes of this era were fast-paced, lewd, and even outrageous.
Comedy shows were popular among the industrial audience who wanted something to laugh at and relax after hours of hard work. Stand-up comedy transformed over the years to become what it is today.
Book your tickets online to enjoy the witty jokes and satires in comedy shows. The shows happen throughout the year and across the country.
Burlesque comedy shows ran uncensored from the 1860s to 1937, after which the term became illegal in New York. Burlesque comedy was stereotypical, sexist, and catered to the male audiences, typically heterosexual males.
However, the popularity of stand-up comedy faded during the 1900s as Vaudeville (a combination of burlesque, act, and dance) became famous. Comedy concerts were still in demand, except that these were theater performances.
Jack Benny, Moms Mabley, George Burns, Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Frank Fay, and Milton Berle are considered the fathers of modern stand-up comedy in America. Their shows set the trend of the comedian speaking directly with the audience. Vaudevillian Charlie Case is said to be the first person to perform such comedy without using costumes or makeup. It was a series of humorous monologues that made the audience laugh.
In the 1950s, stand-up comedy shot to fame again as The Tonight Show and The Ed Sullivan Show became top hits in the industry. The political and social scenarios affected the comedy scene during the 1970s. During the same time, the concept of a comedy club came into existence. Stand-up comedy touched the sky in the 1980s.
Brian Hoffman will perform at the Red Skelton Tribute Theater in Pigeon Forge about the Golden Age of television. This is a family-friendly show with lots of music and fun. Then there is V- The Ultimate Variety Show, which is a combination of magic tricks, comedy, stunts, and participation from the audience.
Today, you can attend different types of comedy concerts and shows in America and laugh until you hold your sides in pain. Grab the tickets at the earliest! The shows by famous artists are sellouts.