So, When Is The Next Stand-up Comedy Boom Going To Happen?

I have been approached by several journalists lately with broad questions about stand-up comedy. One of those questions was: Why hasn’t stand-up comedy been big since the late 1980’s? It’s a well-known fact that stand-up comedy was a massively booming industry in the early to mid ‘80’s — largely due to the difficult economic situation, the novelty of stand-up comedy at the time and its affordability as far as live entertainment goes.