So in 2011 Tucker began touring again as a stand-up, starting out in comedy clubs before graduating to theaters.
Then came the follow-up, which was actually a stand-up piece of journalism, its lack of sex or drugs notwithstanding.
CBS lagged a few seconds behind because Roger Mudd had gone on too long in a stand-up from Washington, D.C.
"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]