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1. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

9.0
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

2. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 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

3. 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

4. Comedy Central Presents (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Todd Barry, Lewis Black, Stephen Lynch

5. Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002 TV Special)

TV-MA | 99 min | Comedy

8.5
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The fourth HBO stand-up special by Robin Williams.

Writer: Robin Williams | Directors: Marty Callner, Bill Crooks | Star: Robin Williams

6. Michael & Michael Have Issues. (2009– )

Comedy

7.8
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Best friends and collaborators for over 20 years, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter finally have their own TV show. There's just one problem: they are their own worst enemies.

Creators: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter | Stars: Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Jessi Klein, Kumail Nanjiani

7. George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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

8. George Carlin: Back in Town (1996 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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

9. Bill Hicks: Sane Man (1989 Video)

84 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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Writer: Bill Hicks | Directors: Kevin Booth, David Johndrow | Star: Bill Hicks

10. Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (1987 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy

7.3
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Fans old and new have cause for celebration with the release of SAM KINISON: BREAKING ALL THE RULES, HBO SPECIAL. Along with being voted onto Comedy Central's All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up ... See full summary »

Writer: Sam Kinison | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Sam Kinison, Denise Gallup, Dian Gallup, Hugh M. Hefner

11. Jimmy Carr: In Concert (2008 Video)

Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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Writer: Jimmy Carr | Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Star: Jimmy Carr

12. George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head (1986 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Legendary comedian George Carlin tackles some of his favorite subjects along with his brand of comedy and humor.

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

13. Bill Engvall: Aged & Confused (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

7.0
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Writer: Bill Engvall | Director: David Higby | Star: Bill Engvall

14. CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2002– )

60 min | Comedy

3.7
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Creator: Alan Rae | Stars: John Wing, Maggie Cassella, Seán Cullen, Glen Foster

15. Gallagher: Sledge-O-Matic.com (2000 Video)

55 min | Comedy

6.0
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Writer: Gallagher | Star: Gallagher

16. The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest (2002– )

30 min | Comedy

4.8
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Stars: Mark Critch, Jonny Harris, Andrew Grose, Cathy Jones

17. Gallagher: Smashing Cheeseheads (1998 Video)

55 min | Comedy

7.0
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Writer: Gallagher | Star: Gallagher

18. Richard Jeni: Platypus Man (1992 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Writer: Richard Jeni | Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Richard Jeni, Terry McFadden

19. Robert Klein: Child in His 50's (2000 TV Movie)

Comedy, Music

7.4
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Writers: Robert Klein, Bob Stein | Director: Allan Kartun | Stars: Robert Klein, Rob Aries, Federico Castelluccio, Jon Herrington

20. CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2010 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy

4.8
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With a billing in 2009 as big as King Kong - the 8th Wonder of World - the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival is the brainchild of Winnipeg comedian Al Rae. A Winnipeg stand-up comic and writer, ... See full summary »

Creator: Alan Rae | Director: Michael Watt | Stars: Paul Bates, Trevor Boris, Mike Bullard, Andrew Bush

21. Robert Klein: Child of the 50's, Man of the 80's (1984 TV Movie)

58 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Writer: Robert Klein | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Robert Klein, Betsy Bircher, Mike Boone, Jim Hynes

22. Alex 'Koolaid' Ansel: Live at Nightrocker! (2011 Video)

7 min | Short, Comedy

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Comedian Alex 'Koolaid' Ansel performs his stand up comedy act for the crowd of Nightrocker: Live on December 30, 2010.

Writer: Alex Ansel | Director: Jeremiah Edward Hobbs | Star: Alex Ansel

23. Larry & Regan Comedic Duo: Live at Nightrocker! (2011 Video)

36 min | Short, Comedy

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Larry and Regan Comedic Duo perform their stand up comedy act at Nightrocker: Live on December 30, 2010.

Writers: Regan Arevalos, Larry Garza | Director: Jeremiah Edward Hobbs | Stars: Regan Arevalos, Larry Garza

24. Comedy Central Presents (1998– )
Episode: Mitch Hedberg (1999)

23 min | Comedy

8.9
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Mitch Hedberg's half-hour special on Comedy Central, as part of their Comedy Central Presents series.

Writers: Mitch Hedberg, Ryan Christopher Keys | Directors: Paul Miller, John Fortenberry | Star: Mitch Hedberg