American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Standing erect; upright: a standup collar.
- adj. Taken, done, or used while standing: a standup supper; a standup bar.
- adj. Of or designating a performer who stands alone on a stage, as in a nightclub, and delivers a comic monologue.
- adj. Slang Courageous and steadfast: a standup guy.
- n. Standup comedy.
“It's ironic that Apple's stand-in standup is the straight man to Hodgeman -- the PC as bumbling Lou Costello.”
“If the standup is some-more protracted, Mitrione has the good possibility of catching him with the punch as good as putting him down.”
“Hugh Hughes also goes in – standup style – for ruffling his audience.”
“You really should think about a career in standup comedy.”
“I know one or two comedians 'spouses, and they accept their occasional appearances in standup routines as a sometimes amusing, sometimes tedious fact of married life.”
“I know he has a background in standup and he's a great actor.”
“But, I agree with Erswi, CKs standup is awesome, but he seems so forced and awkward acting.”
“Squishy you should consider a career in standup comedy.”
“Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) mocked the Federal Reserve in what is best described as a standup comedy routine on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday.”
“Her standup is a mix of old-school one-liners, a la Henny Youngman and Rodney Dangerfield and the off-kilter observations of comics like Steven Wright.”
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