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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The 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: 32,907

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

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

8.6
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Improvisational comedy game show in which four players act out various comic games and sketches.

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

Votes: 30,732

3. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 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.

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

Votes: 35,165

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 »

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

Votes: 4,138

5. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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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: 11,973

6. 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: 15,088 | Gross: $50.50M

7. 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: 1,307

8. 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: 5,190 | Gross: $2.74M

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

TV-MA | 61 min | Comedy

7.4
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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: 1,464

10. 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: 6,994

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.

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

Votes: 6,149

12. 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: 5,533

13. 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: 588

14. 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: 11,548

15. 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: 1,231

16. 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: 2,501

17. Mind of Mencia (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

3.1
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Stars: Carlos Mencia, Brad Williams, Joseph Mencia, Norma Michaels

Votes: 4,027

18. Lopez Tonight (2009–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

3.7
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What is this about? No one knows.

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

Votes: 804

19. 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: 415

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

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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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.

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,813

21. 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: 4,137

22. 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.

Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 3,088

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.

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

Votes: 1,564

24. 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: 2,505

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

50 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.3
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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: 109

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 »

Director: Spike Lee | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 888

27. 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: 1,145

28. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.6
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A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

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

Votes: 536

29. 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 »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,256

30. Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science (2010 Video)

86 min | Comedy

7.9
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The fourth part in Ricky's themed live stand-up shows.

Director: Ricky Gervais | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,104

31. 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: 175

32. Comedy Now! (1997– )

Comedy

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

Stars: Lee Marshall, James Cunningham, John Wing, Brigitte Gall

Votes: 168

33. Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

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

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

Votes: 3,120

34. Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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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: 557

35. Def Comedy Jam (1992– )

300 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley, Adele Givens, Joe Torry

Votes: 252

36. 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.

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

Votes: 2,270

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

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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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: 2,305

38. 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.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,880

39. Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007 Video)

79 min | Comedy

7.8
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The third part of Ricky's themed live stand-up shows.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 2,083

40. I'm from Hollywood (1989)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.7
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Wrestling documentary about comedian Andy Kaufman's break into professional wrestling. Mainly focuses on his feud with Memphis wrestling legend, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and features ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 428

41. 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.

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

Votes: 273

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.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,144

43. The Diceman Cometh (1989 TV Special)

Unrated | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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Director: Jay Dubin | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Kathleen Monica, Fred Asparagus, Rhoda Gemignani

Votes: 253

44. The Rick Mercer 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: 581

45. Dwayne Perkins: Take Note (2016)

TV-MA | 68 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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Director: Ian Harris | Star: Dwayne Perkins

Votes: 45

46. George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head (1986 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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Legendary comedian George Carlin tackles some of his favorite subjects along with his brand of comedy and humor.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Rick Ducommun, Anthony James, Vic Tayback

Votes: 1,184

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

60 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.6
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Directors: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Benjamin Berman | Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 453

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

91 min | Comedy

6.7
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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 »

Director: James Vasquez | Stars: Caroline Hyatt, Brittny Perrotta, Alison Grace Norwood, Keilani Joy Spahn

Votes: 352

49. 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: 1,722

50. Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met (1986 TV Special)

65 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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In this hilarious stand up comedy, Robin Williams is energetic, witty and again hilarious. It's the number one stand up comedy of all time.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 960