Top 30 Comedy Stand Up Shows of All Time

A list of the funniest Stand Up Shows.
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1.
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
 
2.
Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (1967 Documentary)
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Iconoclast Lenny Bruce appears at San Francisco's Basin Street West in what was his next-to-last live appearance... (72 mins.)
Director: John Magnuson
 
3.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 Documentary)
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Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape. Not for folks who dislike foul language. (69 mins.)
Director: Bruce Gowers
 
4.
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
 
5.
On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix (1978 Documentary)
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Performing at the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix on July 23, 1978, Carlin mesmerizes his audience in the second of his 12 HBO specials... (81 mins.)
Director: Marty Callner
 
6.
Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (2003 Documentary)
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Ellen DeGeneres performs her comedy-concert live on stage and taped for HBO. (60 mins.)
Director: Joel Gallen
 
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.
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
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (1992 Documentary)
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Ticked off comic Denis Leary talks honestly about subjects ranging from smoking, red meat, drugs, his family, rehab, and yes, cancer. (62 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
12.
Louie Anderson: Mom! Louie's Looking at Me Again (1989 Video)
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(59 mins.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971 Documentary)
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Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York. (48 mins.)
Director: Michael Blum
 
15.
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978 TV Special)
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Steve Martin's first network special for NBC. The show is half concert footage (shot at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA) and half sketches... (60 mins.)
Director: Gary Weis
 
16.
Bill Hicks: Revelations (1993 Documentary)
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Bill Hicks in the height of his genius. Recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London, Bill Hicks opens our eyes and minds to the hypocrisy and ludicrousness of the world around us. (57 mins.)
Director: Chris Bould
Stars: Bill Hicks
 
17.
Mr. Miller Goes to Washington Starring Dennis Miller (1988 TV Movie)
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Solid 55 minutes of his insightful and satiric comic brilliance recorded live in Washington, D.C. (55 mins.)
Director: Paul Miller
 
18.
Lewis Black: Black on Broadway (2004 Documentary)
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Lewis Black goes on tirade after tirade about stupidity in America. He covers everything from corporate greed and Martha Stewart to WMDs and homeland security (58 mins.)
Director: Paul Miller
 
19.
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
 
20.
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006 Documentary)
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A master of the one-liner with an absurd rambling style, Zach's sharp, resonating humor makes his show at the famed Purple Onion in San Francisco one of the funniest performances in recent comedy. (72 mins.)
Director: Michael Blieden
 
21.
Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway (1985 Documentary)
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Whoopi Goldberg in her original one-woman show (75 mins.)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
 
22.
A Steven Wright Special (1985 TV Special)
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Enjoyably lethargic Steven Wright leaves his shack in the prairie to deliver a stand up show filled with creative and philosophical jokes, deadpan one-liners and funny contrived situations, including meeting a perfect Asian blond. (60 mins.)
Director: Walter Miller
 
23.
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008 Documentary)
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Louis C.K.'s second one-hour special filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA. (61 mins.)
Stars: Louis C.K.
 
24.
Dice Rules (1991 Documentary)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Jay Dubin
 
25.
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996 Documentary)
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The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock. (58 mins.)
Director: Keith Truesdell
 
26.
Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice (1995 Documentary)
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Dana Carvey performs the best of his comedy stand-up routine. (60 mins.)
Director: Keith Truesdell
 
27.
You So Crazy (1994 Documentary)
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Stand up comedy by Martin Lawrence, filmed in the Majestic Theater in New York City. Martin Lawrence talks about everything from racism, to relationships, to his childhood. (84 mins.)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
 
28.
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
 
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30.
Cats, Cops and Stuff (1990 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Bruce Gowers