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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 34,938

2. Amy Schumer: The Leather Special (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy

3.0
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Three minutes in to her set, Amy Schumer claims that all good comedians have a "leather special," where they wear all leather and regret it later in their careers--this is hers. Amy muses ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Schumer | Stars: Amy Schumer, Kim Caramele

Votes: 4,545

3. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.6
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Improvisational comedy competition show in which four members of the regular cast as comedians and often with guest appearances with other comedians and celebrities and members of the audience perform various comic games and sketches.

Stars: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady

Votes: 32,995

4. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 38,793

5. Kroll Show (2013– )

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Show highlights Nick Kroll's incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters that pop off the screen while bringing many of his popular short-form favorites along for the ride.

Stars: Nick Kroll, Jon Daly, Jenny Slate, John Mulaney

Votes: 3,287

6. Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 61 min | Comedy

6.8
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Nothing is off limits for Amy Schumer in her first original one-hour stand-up special. Schumer airs every hilarious, messed-up detail of her dating and sex life, from encounters with ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Amy Schumer

Votes: 1,994

7. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

36 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.3
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 4,371

8. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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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.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, James Brown III

Votes: 15,654 | Gross: $50.50M

9. Last Comic Standing (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.3
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The comics from season one face off against the comics from season two.

Stars: Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan, Bill Bellamy, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 1,361

10. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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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.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon, Brian O'Neal

Votes: 12,720

11. Comedian (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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62 Metascore

A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.

Director: Christian Charles | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, Greg Giraldo

Votes: 5,312 | Gross: $2.74M

12. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 TV Special)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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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.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Jesse Newman

Votes: 7,653

13. Joe Rogan: Triggered (2016 TV Special)

Comedy

7.6
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Unleashing his inquisitive, intense comedic style, Rogan explores everything from raising kids and Santa Claus to pot gummies and talking to dolphins.

Director: Anthony Giordano | Star: Joe Rogan

Votes: 1,277

14. The UCB Show (2016– )

Comedy

7.3
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A weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the UCB Theatres in LA and NYC. Hosted by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh

Votes: 42

15. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

Votes: 11,885

16. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992– )

Comedy

6.6
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

Stars: Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford

Votes: 639

17. Mind of Mencia (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

3.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Carlos Mencia, Brad Williams, Joseph Mencia, Norma Michaels

Votes: 4,056

18. Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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In this comedy special taped at DAR Constitution Hall, his first solo special on the network in seven years, Williams covers such topics as global warming, sex and politics, the state of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 2,647

19. The Chris Gethard Show (2015– )

Comedy

8.7
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Chris Gethard hosts a panel of comedians and weirdos who participate in games, take calls from listeners, and generally put on a bizarre live weekly spectacle.

Stars: David Bluvband, Hallie Bulleit, Alex Clute, Bill Florio

Votes: 81

20. Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008 TV Special)

61 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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Louis C.K.'s second one-hour special filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA.

Directors: Louis C.K., Shannon Hartman | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 7,805

21. UCB Comedy Originals (2007– )

Comedy

7.5
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UCB Comedy is the home for Sketch and Short Films from the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Stars: Matt Besser, Yuval David, Matt Walsh, Will Hines

Votes: 16

22. Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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! Taped before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the... See full summary »

Director: Steven J. Santos | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 6,208

23. Monday Report (2004– )

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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Rick Mercer travels around Canada giving a weekly satirical political commentary on the state of the country

Stars: Rick Mercer, Kathryn Greenwood, Patrick McKenna, Noah Ryan Scott

Votes: 627

24. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 3,157

25. George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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 noted irreverent and unapologetic observations on topics ranging from death, ... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 4,387

26. Lopez Tonight (2009–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

3.8
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What is this about? No one knows.

Stars: George Lopez, Alex Al, Kyle Benham, Kara R. Stribling

Votes: 823

27. The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006– )

Comedy

5.5
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A sketch-comedy series featuring a cast of up-and-coming comics performing live skits, musical numbers and political satire.

Stars: Nicol Paone, Julie Goldman, Stephen Guarino, Jonny McGovern

Votes: 321

28. Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (2003 TV Special)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.9
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Ellen DeGeneres performs her comedy-concert live on stage and taped for HBO.

Director: Joel Gallen | Star: Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 1,199

29. Getting Doug with High (2013– )

Comedy

7.6
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Comedians getting high with Doug Benson.

Stars: Doug Benson, Gabe Dylan, Todd Glass, Kassem Gharaibeh

Votes: 91

30. The Chris Gethard Show: Public Access (2011– )

Comedy

8.6
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Chris Gethard hosts a panel of comedians and weirdos who participate in games, take calls from listeners, and generally put on a bizarre live weekly spectacle.

Stars: Chris Gethard, Hallie Bulleit, Mimi Fischer, Bethany Hall

Votes: 250

31. Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012 TV Special)

65 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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With his unique brand of youthful storytelling Donald Glover brings down the house in his hysterical stand-up special Weirdo.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Donald Glover

Votes: 1,466

32. John Leguizamo: Freak (1998 TV Special)

89 min | Biography, Comedy

8.2
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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 909

33. Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971)

R | 48 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.6
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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.

Director: Michael Blum | Star: Richard Pryor

Votes: 754

34. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.3
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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney

Votes: 1,657

35. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.5
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A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

Stars: Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, Craig Lauzon

Votes: 553

36. The Mighty Boosh Live: Future Sailors Tour (2009 Video)

127 min | Comedy

8.0
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Filmed during The Mighty Boosh's Future Sailors tour, this stage show follows Howard Moon (Julian Barratt) and Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) on a musical extravaganza featuring the live Boosh ... See full summary »

Director: Paul King | Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 438

37. Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Anthony Jeselnik brings his signature dark and twisted point of view to this extended and uncensored special. He holds nothing back, routinely saying things most wouldn't ever dare. Anthony is not for the easily offended or humorless.

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Anthony Jeselnik

Votes: 666

38. Jimmy Carr Live (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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Jimmy's unique brand of humor demonstrates the observations he makes on life's taboos using witty one-liners and offensive put downs.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Star: Jimmy Carr

Votes: 894

39. Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special (2008 TV Special)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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The multi-platinum selling comedian performs his first holiday-themed stand-up special with his friends.

Director: Michael Simon | Stars: Jeff Dunham, Brian Haner

Votes: 2,374

40. The Sam Kinison Family Entertainment Hour (1991 TV Special)

50 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.1
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Fans both old and new have cause for celebration with the release of "Sam Kinison: Family Entertainment Hour HBO Special." Along with being voted onto Comedy Central's All-Time Top 20 ... See full summary »

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Sam Kinison, Arthur Eckdahl, Randy Hansen, Paul Henderson

Votes: 143

41. Def Comedy Jam (1992– )

300 min | Comedy

7.3
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Hosted by Martin Lawrence

Stars: Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley, Adele Givens, Joe Torry

Votes: 264

42. George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (2001 TV Special)

55 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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In "Complaints & Grievances," George Carlin's 12th HBO comedy special, taped at the Beacon Theater in New York on November 17, 2001 (ten weeks after 9/11), Carlin casts his usual jaundiced ... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,665

43. The Queens of Comedy (2001 Video)

R | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.3
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Four African American women, profane and brassy, bring stand-up comedy to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Miss Laura Hayes opens the show and serves as emcee. She tells family ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Purcell | Stars: Adele Givens, Laura Hayes, Mo'Nique, Sommore

Votes: 426

44. Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010 TV Special)

56 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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Comedian Aziz Ansari presents his highly anticipated, hour-long debut stand-up special. The critically acclaimed stand-up and actor (Parks and Recreation, Funny People) discusses topics ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Woliner | Stars: Aziz Ansari, Brandon Johnson, Sara Von Gillern, Christina Glur

Votes: 1,881

45. Little Britain: Live (2006 Video)

79 min | Comedy

7.6
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After three award-winning television series, Matt Lucas and David Walliams took Little Britain on the road. Their triumphant tour culminated with this amazing performance at the Blackpool ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Tom Baker, Anthony Head, Ruth Jones, Matt Lucas

Votes: 706

46. Bill Bailey: Part Troll (2004 Video)

93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.5
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A live stand up show featurng musical comedian Bill Bailey.

Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Bill Bailey, Kevin Eldon, John Moloney, Martin Trenaman

Votes: 1,263

47. Bill Hicks: Sane Man (1989 Video)

84 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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Classic stand-up performance recorded in Austin Texas in 1989.

Directors: Kevin Booth, David Johndrow | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 1,723

48. George Carlin: Back in Town (1996 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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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.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,313

49. Broken Lizard Stands Up (2010 TV Special)

78 min | Comedy

5.7
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Broken Lizard's live stand up Comedy Central special.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter

Votes: 178

50. Trevor Noah: That's Racist (2012 Video)

97 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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In Johannesburg, Trevor Noah talks about the issues of racism. Cleverly placing a comedic spin to each problem.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 191