In what city was stand-up comedy invented?

Here is the question :


Here is the option for the question :

  • Chicago
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Portland

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

New York


[STC00793] Is this thing even turned on? It should not come as much of a surprise that stand-up comedy was established in New York City given that the city is the cradle of a large number of important cultural organizations in the United States. It is largely agreed upon by historians that its beginnings may be traced back to the burlesque and vaudeville shows that gained popularity in this region in the latter half of the 19th century and the early 20th century. In addition to more risqué parts, the act also included comedic components. Performers honed the practice into a fast-paced routine that appealed to predominantly urban working class audiences — rapid-fire punchlines and common comedic tropes were devised to keep the audience in a continual state of giggles. Although cinema gradually overtook vaudeville as the dominant form of entertainment, the vaudeville comedic style lived on and eventually evolved into what we now know as modern stand-up comedy.