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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

Votes: 29,668

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

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

8.7
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Improvisational comedy game show in which four players act out various comic games and sketches.

Creators: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson | Stars: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Votes: 23,669

3. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

Votes: 26,633

4. 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 »

Creators: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson | Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 3,448

5. 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: 4,915

6. Last Comic Standing (2003– )

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

6.1
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The comics from season one face off against the comics from season two.

Stars: Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan, Bill Bellamy, Jonathan Thymius

Votes: 1,135

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

82 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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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.

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

Votes: 4,829

8. 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 »

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

Votes: 4,409

9. 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.

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

Votes: 5,565

10. 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.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman, Angus James, David Lipscomb | Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

Votes: 11,020

11. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Writer: Bill Cosby | Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 2,992

12. Mind of Mencia (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

3.1
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Creators: Carlos Mencia, Robert Morton | Stars: Carlos Mencia, Brad Williams, Norma Michaels, Karen McClain

Votes: 3,969

13. Broken Lizard Stands Up (2010 TV Special)

Comedy

5.6
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Broken Lizard's live stand up Comedy Central special.

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

Votes: 162

14. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992– )

Comedy

6.5
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

Creator: Mary Walsh | Stars: Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford

Votes: 541

15. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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.

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,503

16. 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 »

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,640

17. Donald Glover Weirdo (2012 TV Special)

65 min | 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.

Writer: Donald Glover | Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Donald Glover

Votes: 818

18. Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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Award-winning actor/comedian Ricky Gervais' first-ever HBO stand-up special features his unique takes on such disparate issues as fund-raising, autism, fame, nursery rhymes, Nazis, moronic friends, obesity and more.

Writer: Ricky Gervais | Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,516

19. Freak (1998 TV Special)

89 min | Biography, Comedy

8.1
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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 »

Writers: David Bar Katz, John Leguizamo | Director: Spike Lee | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 867

20. Lopez Tonight (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

3.6
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Stars: George Lopez, Alex Al, Kyle Benham, Kara R. Stribling

Votes: 787

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

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 »

Writer: Robin Williams | Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 2,219

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

85 min | Comedy

7.7
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The multi-platinum selling comedian performs his first holiday-themed stand-up special with his friends.

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

Votes: 2,107

23. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.4
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A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

Creators: Gord Holtam, Rick Olsen, Don Ferguson, Roger Abbott, Luba Goy, John Morgan | Stars: Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, Craig Lauzon

Votes: 516

24. I'm from Hollywood (1989)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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Wrestling documentry about comedian Andy Kauffman's break into professional wrestling. Mainly focuses on his feud with Memphis wrestling legend, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and features ... See full summary »

Writers: Lynne Margulies, Joe Orr | Directors: Lynne Margulies, Joe Orr | Stars: Andy Kaufman, Jerry Lawler, Tony Danza, Jimmy Hart

Votes: 409

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

55 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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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 »

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,163

26. The Unbookables (2012)

Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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The Unbookables is a narrative documentary about stand-up comics who have spent their careers pushing limits--on stage and off. Relegated to small venues and touring in a crappy van through... See full summary »

Writer: Jeff Pearson | Director: Jeff Pearson | Stars: Andy Andrist, Brett Erikson, James Inman, Kristine Levine

Votes: 40

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

97 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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Writer: Trevor Noah | Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 98

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

R | 83 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 1,383

29. 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: 393

30. Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.

Writer: Ricky Gervais | Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Stirling Gallacher

Votes: 2,697

31. 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.

Writers: Karen Anderson, Ellen DeGeneres, Karen Kilgariff, Kevin Seccia | Director: Joel Gallen | Star: Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 1,050

32. George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 TV Special)

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.9
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When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New York." The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he... See full summary »

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 1,908

33. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (1999 TV Special)

Unrated | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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Before he was Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, The Waterboy, or Billy Madison, Adam Sandler was doing Saturday Night Live playing hilarious characters and singing hilarious songs like the ... See full summary »

Writers: Tim Herlihy, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Jay Mohr, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Robert Smigel | Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, Peter Corbett | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kirstie Alley, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Cleghorne

Votes: 972

34. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,320

35. The Original Latin Kings of Comedy (2002)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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In El Paso, Texas, five of the greatest Latino comics come together on one stage in one unforgettable night of uncut and raw comedy.

Writers: George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez | Director: Jeb Brien | Stars: Nayib Estefan, George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Joey Medina

Votes: 266

36. 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.

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 1,825

37. Ready? OK! (I) (2008)

91 min | Comedy

6.6
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In this poignant comedy, a single mom struggles to understand her young son's obsession with dresses, dolls and girls' cheerleading. With the recent death of her absent father and her ... See full summary »

Writer: James Vasquez | Director: James Vasquez | Stars: Caroline Hyatt, Britt Medlin, Alison Grace Norwood, Keilani Joy Spahn

Votes: 337

38. Premium Blend (1997– )

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Creator: Paul Miller | Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Kathy Griffin, David Alan Grier, D.L. Hughley

Votes: 76

39. Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A commercial-free variety special starring Seth MacFarlane and his "Family Guy" co-star Alex Borstein. The half-hour special will highlight the duo's subversive and unique comedic ... See full summary »

Writers: Aaron Blitzstein, Alex Borstein, Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Andrew Goldberg, David Ihlenfeld, Artie Johann, Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Meighan, Danny Smith, Alec Sulkin, John Viener, Wellesley Wild | Directors: Jackson Douglas, Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Walter Murphy, Mike Henry

Votes: 562

40. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.5
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Writers: Tim Heidecker, Jonathan Krisel, Doug Lussenhop, Jon Mugar, Eric Wareheim | Directors: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Benjamin Berman | Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 358

41. Def Comedy Jam (1992– )

300 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley, Adele Givens, Joe Torry

Votes: 231

42. An Evening with Robin Williams (1982 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Stand-up comic Robin Williams performs his act in San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Although he does do some of his more well known routines, much of the footage is devoted to ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Pearl, Robin Williams | Director: Don Mischer | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 539

43. Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special (2010 TV Movie)

TV-MA | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Stand-up comic Ricky Gervais has his second HBO special.

Writer: Ricky Gervais | Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 908

44. Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met (1986 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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Writer: Robin Williams | Director: Bruce Gowers | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 842

45. The Rick Mercer Report (2004– )

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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Rick Mercer travels around Canada giving a weekly satirical political commentary on the state of the country

Creators: Rick Mercer, Gerald Lunz | Stars: Rick Mercer, Kathryn Greenwood, Patrick McKenna, Noah Ryan Scott

Votes: 550

46. Why We Laugh: Funny Women (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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An uncensored look into the lives of the female stand-up comedian. Featuring interviews and live performance footage from some of today's most prominent female voices in stand-up comedy and... See full summary »

Writers: Quincy Newell, Bambi Haggins | Director: Bernard Gourley | Stars: Joan Rivers, Kim Wayans, Tig Notaro, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 83

47. Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen (1988)

97 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.1
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Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen: This classic comedy concert film launched the careers of Tim Allen, Chris Rock and Jackie The Joke Man Martling. It also features the definitive performance of ... See full summary »

Creator: Stuart S. Shapiro | Director: Leonard Wong | Stars: Tim Allen, John Fox, Joey Gaynor, Bill Hicks

Votes: 126

48. Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004 Video)

68 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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A year after Animals, Ricky Gervais comes back with his second stand up comedy tour: Politics.

Writer: Ricky Gervais | Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ash Atalla

Votes: 1,975

49. You So Crazy (1994)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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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.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Star: Martin Lawrence

Votes: 738

50. The Diceman Cometh (1989 TV Movie)

Unrated | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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Writers: Andrew Dice Clay, Lenny Schulman | Director: Jay Dubin | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Kathleen Monica, Fred Asparagus, Rhoda Gemignani

Votes: 233