Phreekshow's Favorite Stand-Up List!

by suprgrover1 | created - 30 Dec 2010 | updated - 22 Apr 2011 | Public

A list of my personal favorite stand-up comedy, comedy specials and roasts!

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1. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 3,248

2. Robin Williams Live on Broadway (2002 TV Special)

TV-MA | 99 min | Documentary, Comedy

The fourth HBO stand-up special by Robin Williams.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 5,256

3. Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 61 min | Comedy

A star-studded cast of comedians pays tribute to the man who turned rage into an art form.

Director: Robert Small | Stars: Richard Belzer, Lewis Black, Lenny Clarke, Daniel DiCriscio

Votes: 80

4. Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed (1985 TV Special)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

Rodney Dangerfield's third ABC special.

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Harvey Korman, Morgan Fairchild, Dick Butkus

Votes: 34

5. Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1986 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

Rodney Dangerfield is at again with an all-New stage comedy concert: "Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me". Along with his fellow comedians: Bob Nelson, Robert Townsend, Sam Kinison,... See full summary »

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Jeff Altman, Roseanne Barr, Sam Kinison

Votes: 149

6. George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 4,649

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

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 2,650

8. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 3,283

9. George Carlin: Back in Town (1996 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 2,487

10. George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (1984 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

In his New York City grammar school, George Carlin was known as a "disruptive influence in the classroom." With this concert, the ultimate class clown is back at school at UCLA, making ... See full summary »

Director: Steven J. Santos | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 1,412

11. George Carlin: Doin' It Again (1990 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, Euphemisms, They're Only Words, Dogs, Things you never hear, see or wanna hear, Some people ... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Rocco Urbisci

Votes: 1,794

12. George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

George Carlin continues making people laugh with his 13th HBO stand-up special.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,518

13. George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (2001 TV Special)

55 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 2,839

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

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 1,374

15. Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Documentary

70 Metascore

The comedic stylings of four sort-of famous funnymen are brought to the big screen courtesy of this 2002 documentary.

Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 4,042 | Gross: $0.60M

16. Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again (2004 TV Special)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Documentary

Bill Engvall, Ron "Tater Salad" White, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry the Cable Guy return on-stage to give some funny redneck laughs and humorous spins on everyday affairs.

Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White

Votes: 1,612

17. Larry the Cable Guy: Morning Constitutions (2007 TV Movie)

Unrated | 60 min | Comedy

Larry The Cable Guy: Morning Constitutions

Director: Alan C. Blomquist | Star: Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 256

18. Andrew Dice Clay: One Night with Dice (1987 Video)

Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy

Before his first HBO special The Diceman Cometh and his feature-film debut in The Adventures of Ford Fairlaine, Andrew Dice Clay perfected his act along the comedy club circuit. This rare ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Padden | Star: Andrew Dice Clay

Votes: 148

19. The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase (2002 TV Special)

Comedy

People make fun of Chevy Chase.

Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Chevy Chase, Paul Shaffer, Todd Barry, Richard Belzer

Votes: 196

20. Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (2006 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy

It's William Shatner's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast. A parade of Shatner's friends have gotten together to boldly go ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: William Shatner, Jason Alexander, Farrah Fawcett, Jeffrey Ross

Votes: 2,135

21. Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedy Central's best roasters and stand up comedians take a whack at actor/model Pamela Anderson.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Jimmy Kimmel, Tommy Lee, Adam Carolla

Votes: 2,171

22. Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy

The aggravatingly amiable star of "Full House," "America's Funniest Home Videos"

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Jeffrey Ross, Susie Essman

Votes: 1,763

23. Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003 TV Special)

TV-MA | 99 min | Comedy

Several roasters make fun of Denis Leary.

Director: John Fortenberry | Stars: Denis Leary, Jeff Garlin, Sonya Rose Atkinson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Votes: 899

24. Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav (2007 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

It's Flavor Flav's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Flavor Flav, Katt Williams, Jeffrey Ross, Greg Giraldo

Votes: 1,499

25. The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner (2001 TV Special)

Comedy

Several roasters roast Hugh Hefner.

Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Hugh Hefner, Alan King, Drew Carey

Votes: 303

26. Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy (2005 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Blue collar comedian Jeff Foxworthy is skewered by his fellow comedians, friends, and others.

Director: John Fortenberry | Stars: Jeff Foxworthy, Frank Anello, Steve Bridges, George W. Bush

Votes: 614

27. Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy (2009 TV Special)

TV-MA | Documentary, Comedy

Lisa Lampinelli hosts the Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy with Toby Keith, Warren Sapp, Jeff Foxworthy, Greg Giraldo, Nick DiPaolo, Gary Busey, Jeff Ross and Maureen McCormack among others.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Lisa Lampanelli, Greg Giraldo, Toby Keith

Votes: 686

28. The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey (1998 TV Special)

Comedy

Several roasters make fun of Drew Carey.

Director: Lawrence Einhorn | Stars: Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Kip Addotta, Dave Attell

Votes: 175

29. Bob Saget: That Ain't Right (2007 TV Special)

TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary

Bob Saget does a one hour stand up special.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Star: Bob Saget

Votes: 633

30. The F Word (2005)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

On the day of the Republican National Convention, radio show host Joe Pace joins the rallies, protests, delegates and citizens of NYC. Broadcasting his last show live, on-the-air, he goes on a one man march for free speech.

Director: Jed Weintrob | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Yul Vazquez, Zak Orth, Reverend Billy

Votes: 425

31. Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face (1992 TV Special)

55 min | Comedy, Documentary

Rowan Atkinson and Angus Deayton in Boston doing a live performance of the same styles of humor we've seen in Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Included are lessons on Shakespearean acting, a school... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Angus Deayton

Votes: 2,517

32. Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy

The million-dollar winner of "America's Got Talent" and his endearing puppets deliver spot-on performances in the styles of such favorite singers as Louis Armstrong, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Etta James, Brooks & Dunn and many more.

Director: Mark Goffman | Stars: Terry Fator, Taylor Dew

Votes: 167

33. Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (1993 TV Special)

R | 62 min | Documentary, Comedy

Ticked off comic Denis Leary talks honestly about subjects ranging from smoking, red meat, drugs, his family, rehab, and yes, cancer.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Chris Phillips, Adam Roth

Votes: 2,273

34. Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 2,780