Ep. 05: Alt Comedy and Def Comedy

As the comedy club boom goes bust, standups adapt to this new reality. A DIY ethic emerges and spreads from coast to coast as more and more comedians take control of their own destines. Meanwhile, FOX helps usher in a golden era for African-American comics.

This is episode 5 of a 6-part series featuring interviews with comedians Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo, Tig Notaro, and journalist Julie Seabaugh.

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