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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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: 30,166

2. 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, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 1,189

3. 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: 24,080

4. 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: 27,204

5. 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: 3,557

6. 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: 4,966

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

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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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: 91

8. 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: 3,024

9. 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: 2,270

10. 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: 3,980

11. 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: 5,095

12. 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: 11,097

13. 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: 5,804

14. 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: 889

15. 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: 4,616

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: 3,716

17. 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: 871

18. 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: 790

19. 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: 167

20. 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: 1,553

21. The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy

6.0
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Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and Chris Farley put together this hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch celebration! With each one of their memorable characters: ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Davis, James Downey, Tim Herlihy, Norm MacDonald, Lorne Michaels, Dennis Miller, Jay Mohr, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Robert Smigel, David Spade, Fred Wolf | Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, James Signorelli | Stars: Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade

Votes: 202

22. Def Comedy Jam (1992– )

300 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 234

23. 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: 1,435

24. 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: 2,165

25. 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: 2,565

26. 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: 1,394

27. 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: 550

28. 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: 522

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: 398

30. 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: 2,225

31. 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: 1,020

32. Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula (2013 TV Special)

Comedy

7.6
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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: 350

33. 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: 1,872

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

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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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: 1,966

35. 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: 2,762

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

97 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Writer: Trevor Noah | Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 111

37. Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | Comedy

7.2
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In his ninth comedy special, Lewis Black tears into a country that is going nowhere at the speed of light. "Old Yeller" weaves the riotous tale of a country that is so strung out on ADD ... See full summary »

Writer: Lewis Black | Director: Zach Nial | Star: Lewis Black

Votes: 307

38. 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: 375

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: 570

40. 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: 1,060

41. 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: 343

42. 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: 412

43. The Mighty Boosh Live (2006 Video)

142 min | Comedy

8.2
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon bring their surreal adventures to the stage.

Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Julian Barratt, Matt Berry, Dave Brown, Michael Fielding

Votes: 833

44. An Evening with Robin Williams (1982 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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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: 574

45. 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: 743

46. The Original Latin Kings of Comedy (2002)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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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: 267

47. Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40! (2010 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

7.4
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Poking fun at his much-publicized brouhaha with Southwest Airlines, writer, director, actor and ardent podcaster Kevin Smith declares himself too fat for his 40th birthday in a hilarious show before his rabidly loyal fans.

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson | Star: Kevin Smith

Votes: 846

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: 2,029

49. The Two Faces of Mitchell and Webb (2006 Video)

Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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Writers: James Bachman, Abigail Burdess, Mark Evans, David Mitchell, Robert Webb | Director: Nick Morris | Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, James Bachman, Abigail Burdess

Votes: 111

50. Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010 TV Special)

79 min | Comedy

7.0
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Stand up comedy special by Bill Maher.

Writer: Bill Maher | Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Maureen MacDonald, Bill Maher, Cait Mathis

Votes: 823