CBS lagged a few seconds behind because Roger Mudd had gone on too long in a stand-up from Washington, D.C.
So in 2011 Tucker began touring again as a stand-up, starting out in comedy clubs before graduating to theaters.
“I knew people were going to say it, but I really wanted to do stand-up on the show,” he says.
Then came the follow-up, which was actually a stand-up piece of journalism, its lack of sex or drugs notwithstanding.
stand-up comedienne Joy Behar found her greatest success when she finally decided to sit down.
“I thought you said they had a stand-up dinner at the table,” said Philo Gubb.
There were ladies in coats and stand-up collars, and gentlemen with ringlets.
In more than one stand-up fight he had demonstrated his right to the title of champion of the county.
This will do away with the stand-up look that sleeves sometimes have.
He had a stand-up collar and a cut-away coat with gilt buttons and a Scotch cap.
"courageous," 1811, originally of fist fights. To stand (someone) up "fail to keep an appointment" is attested from 1902. Stand-up comic first attested 1966.
To persist and endure against rigors; take it: I've had at least seven lifetimes on Seventh Avenue, mainly because I've learned to stand the gaff
[1896+; fr gaff, the steel spur attached to the leg of a fighting cock]