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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: 29,940

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: 23,898

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: 26,976

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: 3,522

5. 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: 1,146

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: 4,944

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: 4,998

8. 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: 3,974

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: 2,253

10. 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: 1,538

11. 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: 11,069

12. 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: 857

13. 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: 3,692

14. 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: 5,701

15. 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: 166

16. 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: 4,527

17. 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: 1,412

18. 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: 84

19. 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: 546

20. 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: 395

21. 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: 788

22. 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: 518

23. 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: 2,542

24. 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: 2,205

25. 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: 2,145

26. 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: 869

27. 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

28. 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: 3,013

29. Bill Hicks: Sane Man (1989 Video)

84 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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Writer: Bill Hicks | Directors: Kevin Booth, David Johndrow | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 1,400

30. 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: 568

31. 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: 2,740

32. 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: 1,061

33. 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: 1,361

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

97 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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Writer: Trevor Noah | Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 104

35. 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: 333

36. Comedy Now! (1997– )

Comedy

3.8
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30 minutes of straight-up, stand-up comedy.

Creator: Sandra Faire | Stars: Lee Marshall, James Cunningham, John Wing, Brigitte Gall

Votes: 171

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: 338

38. Bill Maher: The Decider (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

7.3
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Comedian, writer and politically incorrect HBO talk-show host Bill Maher takes time off from his regular hosting duties to perform a hilariously scathing stand-up set in this comedy special... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Maher | Director: John Moffitt | Star: Bill Maher

Votes: 815

39. 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: 369

40. 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: 295

41. 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: 916

42. 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: 1,856

43. Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong (2009 TV Special)

64 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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The critically-acclaimed comedian, actor, writer, and voice of Remy the Rat (the Oscar-winning Ratatouille) takes time out from his many film and television outings to return to the comedy stage for his fourth stand-up special.

Writer: Patton Oswalt | Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 592

44. 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: 77

45. George Carlin: George's Best Stuff (1996 Video)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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This special video looks at George Carlin's best comedy material from 1977-1990. This special edition looks at his famous Seven dirty words, baseball and football, losing things, dogs and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 442

46. Bill Bailey: Part Troll (2004 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy, Music

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

Writer: Bill Bailey | Director: Nick Morris | Star: Bill Bailey

Votes: 871

47. 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: 2,009

48. 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: 995

49. 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: 411

50. 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