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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.

Creators: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld | 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. Funny People (2009)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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60 Metascore

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Writer: Judd Apatow | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana

4. 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

5. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.3
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92 Metascore

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

Writers: Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage, Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

6. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An afro-american focused comedy sketch show.

Creator: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier

7. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

8. 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

9. 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

10. The Richard Pryor Show (1977– )

60 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Richard Pryor, Jimmy Martinez, Edie McClurg, Robin Williams

11. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Creator: Jimmy Kimmel | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett, Guillermo Rodriguez

12. Conan (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Creator: Conan O'Brien | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Jerry Vivino

13. Chelsea Lately (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

6.4
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Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about celebrity gossip, pop culture and interviews celebrities while giving her audience something to laugh at. She is accompanied by her round table guests ... See full summary »

Stars: Chelsea Handler, Chuy Bravo, Mike Rock, Chris Franjola

14. Tosh.0 (2009– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Daniel Tosh provides humorous commentary on content from the Internet.

Creators: Daniel Tosh, Mike Gibbons | Stars: Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis, E.J. Golden

15. An Evening with Robin Williams (1982 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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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

16. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in show biz by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Writer: Paul D. Zimmerman | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

17. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 30 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

18. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

6.9
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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Bashir Salahuddin

19. Going Overboard (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy

1.9
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

Writers: Valerie Breiman, Adam Sandler, Scott LaRose | Director: Valerie Breiman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Zane, Burt Young

20. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

21. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Rickey Minor, Wally Wingert

22. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

23. Human Traffic (1999)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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53 Metascore

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

Writer: Justin Kerrigan | Director: Justin Kerrigan | Stars: John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Nicola Reynolds

24. Sleepwalk with Me (2012)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy

6.8
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71 Metascore

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Writers: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglia, Seth Barrish | Directors: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish | Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane

25. Down to Earth (2001)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.4
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32 Metascore

After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life...by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likeable businessman.

Writers: Elaine May, Warren Beatty, Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi, Louis C.K. | Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Eugene Levy

26. The Aristocrats (2005)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Director: Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

27. Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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71 Metascore

After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion.

Writer: Richard Price | Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, David Caruso

28. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013)

R | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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53 Metascore

Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart delivers material from his 2012 "Let Me Explain" concert tour.

Directors: Leslie Small, Tim Story | Stars: Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Will 'Spank' Horton, Joey Wells

29. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

30. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

31. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

27 min | Comedy

8.6
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Creators: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

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

65 min | Comedy

8.2
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Writer: Robin Williams | Director: Bruce Gowers | Star: Robin Williams

34. For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.3
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68 Metascore

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Christopher Guest, Ricky Gervais

35. Super High Me (2007)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.2
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Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore, Sean Tabibian

36. Punchline (1988)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... See full summary »

Writer: David Seltzer | Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell

37. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

38. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Writer: Julian Barry | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

39. Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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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.

Writers: Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, James Brown III

40. Eddie Murphy Delirious (1983 TV Movie)

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.

Writer: Eddie Murphy | Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon, Brian O'Neal

41. Laugh at My Pain (2011)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.4
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Experience the show that quickly became a national phenomenon. Get an up-close and personal look at Kevin Hart back in Philly where he began his journey to become one of the funniest comedians of all time. You will laugh 'til it hurts!

Writers: Kevin Hart, Na'im Lynn, Joey Wells | Directors: Leslie Small, Tim Story | Stars: Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Will 'Spank' Horton, Harry Ratchford

42. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

43. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.6
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76 Metascore

A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians.

Writers: Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac

44. Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy

5.3
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53 Metascore

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.

Writer: Albert Brooks | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Sheetal Sheth, John Carroll Lynch, Penny Marshall

45. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Michael Moore, Andrew Sullivan

46. 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

47. Comedy Central Presents (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

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

48. Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 (2006 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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In-demand comedian Katt Williams offers up The Pimp Chronicles courtesy of HBO. Williams shares his thoughts on such topics as drugs, politics and pop culture in this special event.

Writer: Katt Williams | Directors: Anthony Anderson, Gary Binkow | Stars: Katt Williams, Anthony Anderson, André Benjamin, Da Brat

49. Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009– )

Comedy

8.0
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Comedian Demetri Martin's television show, which alternates between stand-up comedy and taped skits.

Creator: Demetri Martin | Stars: Demetri Martin, H. Jon Benjamin, Barry Carl, Joe Furey

50. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991 Video)

109 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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The well loved star of "Mrs Doubtfire", "Dead Pets Society", "The Fisher King" and "Good Morning Vietnam" is captured on video doing what he does best - live comedy. Supported by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Andy Breckman, A. Whitney Brown, E. Jean Carroll, Tom Davis, James Downey, Al Franken, Eddie Gorodetsky, Jack Handey, Phil Hartman, George Meyer, Dennis Miller, Robin Williams | Directors: Paul Miller, Matthew Meshekoff | Stars: Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Nora Dunn, Phil Hartman