MUST WATCH STAND UP COMEDY SHOWS

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1.
George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 Documentary)
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It's Bad For Ya, Carlin's Emmy-nominated 14th and final HBO special from March of 2008 features Carlin's... (70 mins.)
Director: Rocco Urbisci
“ The swan song of the no1 Stand up Comedian of all time and one of the greatest spirits this world has ever seen, and as many call him ''the thinking man's comic''. A conclusion of a remarkable carrer which endured 50 years. The last of 14(!) comedy specials, at the age of 70 and a few months before his death curious George shocked the world and proved that he still got it, carlin's observational humor and social criticism at its finest, this is a must watch for everybody. ” - wanted7590
 
2.
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982 Documentary)
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Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip. (82 mins.)
Director: Joe Layton
 
3.
Bill Cosby: Himself (1983 Documentary)
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations. (105 mins.)
Stars: Bill Cosby
“ pure clean comedy for all audiences, young, old, black and white. This comedy special will live for ever cause all the routines Bill Cosby performes here are timeless and everyone can relate to them in some way. ” - wanted7590
 
4.
George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 Documentary)
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When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New... (59 mins.)
Director: Rocco Urbisci
“ George Calrin demonstrates us his new persona, Aggresive, Offensive, Raw, Social Critic, Sharp Humor , a mastermind at his peak. ” - wanted7590
 
5.
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Documentary)
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Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions... (115 mins.)
Director: Larry Jordan
 
6.
Bill Hicks: Relentless (1992 Documentary)
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Bill Hicks tells us how he feels about non-smokers, blow-jobs, religion, war and peace, drugs and music. (61 mins.)
Director: Chris Bould
Stars: Bill Hicks
“ I call him George Carlin's lost son... think that's quite enough, he passed away early but his legacy will continue to inspire and be admired by every thinking person and true stand up comedy fan. ” - wanted7590
 
7.
Robin Williams Live on Broadway (2002 Documentary)
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The fourth HBO stand-up special by Robin Williams. (99 mins.)
Director: Marty Callner
 
8.
Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 Documentary)
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In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to. (82 mins.)
Director: Louis C.K.
 
9.
Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004 Documentary)
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Are you ready for Rock? Actor/director/comedian Chris Rock performs a gutbusting set in this stand-up special taped before a live audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. (80 mins.)
Director: Joel Gallen
 
10.
Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987 Documentary)
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Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
 
11.
Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' (1998 Documentary)
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Live from New York City, Jerry Seinfeld, aided and abetted by a host of friends and fellow comedians, performs his 1998 Emmy-nominated performance on Broadway. (75 mins.)
Director: Marty Callner
 
12.
Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 Documentary)
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Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy... (57 mins.)
Stars: Louis C.K.
 
13.
George Carlin: Back in Town (1996 Documentary)
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George Carlin brings his comedy stylings to the Beacon theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words. (60 mins.)
Director: Rocco Urbisci
 
14.
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979 Documentary)
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The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed. (78 mins.)
Director: Jeff Margolis
 
15.
George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988 Documentary)
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George Carlin changes his act by bringing politics into the act, but also talks about the People he can do without, Keeping People Alert, and Cars and Driving part 2. (61 mins.)
Director: Bruce Gowers
 
16.
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (2004 Documentary)
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Chappelle cuts loose in what he does best, Chappelle-style! And for what it's worth, no one is safe from Dave! (60 mins.)
Director: Stan Lathan
 
17.
George Carlin: Doin' It Again (1990 Documentary)
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George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, Euphemisms... (60 mins.)
Director: Rocco Urbisci
 
18.
Dylan Moran: Monster (2004 Documentary)
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Irish comedian Dylan Moran live at Vicar Street, Dublin. (85 mins.)
 
19.
Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff (2001 Documentary)
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Kevin James. The big, sweaty, funny man from the hit sitcom The King of Queens performs his talents on stage. (60 mins.)
Director: Paul Miller
 
20.
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008 Documentary)
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Chris Rock's 2008 comedy tour visits London, New York and Johannesburg. (79 mins.)
Director: Marty Callner
Stars: Chris Rock
 
21.
George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 Documentary)
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Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities. (65 mins.)
Director: Rocco Urbisci
 
22.
Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997 Documentary)
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Eddie Izzard's routine has a loose trajectory from the beginning of the Old Testament and the creation of the world in seven days to Revelations; God... (99 mins.)
 
23.
Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (1987 Documentary)
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Fans old and new have cause for celebration with the release of Sam Kinison: Breaking All The Rules... (50 mins.)
 
24.
Jimmy Carr: Stand Up (2005 Documentary)
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Jimmy Carr returns with a brand new live stand-up DVD. Recorded live at London's Bloomsbury theatre... (80 mins.)
 
25.
Dane Cook: Vicious Circle (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Vicious Circle captures the hottest comic in America in his first HBO comedy event, a unique "in the round" performance before his hometown Boston fans. (90 mins.)
Director: Marty Callner
Stars: Dane Cook