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1. Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' (1998 TV Special)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy

Live from New York City, Jerry Seinfeld, aided and abetted by a host of friends and fellow comedians, performs his 1998 Emmy-nominated performance on Broadway.

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Barryte, Grace Bustos, George Carlin

Votes: 4,317

2. Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock.

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Monteria Ivey, Ali LeRoi

Votes: 3,240

3. Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy, Documentary

In his third HBO stand-up special, Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 stand-up comedy presentation. Also released as an album, ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Monteria Ivey

Votes: 5,926

4. HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1994– )
Episode: Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (1994)

TV-MA | 27 min | Documentary, Comedy

The first HBO stand-up special by comedian Chris Rock.

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Monteria Ivey

Votes: 813

5. Brian Regan: Standing Up (2007 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

The DVD features the complete Brian Regan Comedy Central special along with an encore performance not shown in the original Comedy Central broadcast and Brian's Comedy Central Presents half... See full summary »

Director: Troy Miller | Star: Brian Regan

Votes: 625

6. Brian Regan: The Epitome of Hyperbole (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Brian Regan exposes the truth behind psychics, discusses the stupidest crimes, and offers his suggestions on how to improve the opera with his easygoing manner and physical brand of humor.

Director: Troy Miller | Star: Brian Regan

Votes: 657

7. Brian Regan: I Walked on the Moon (2004 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Director: John Brenkus | Star: Brian Regan

Votes: 509

8. Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall (2015 TV Special)

Unrated | 57 min | Comedy

Brian Regan reinvigorates comedy with his new live stand-up special, "Live From Radio City Music Hall." He describes what it's like to work at IHOP, demonstrates the awkwardness of going to... See full summary »

Director: Troy Miller | Star: Brian Regan

Votes: 75

9. Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler (2015 Video)

94 min | Comedy

The Mock the Week (2005) host performs a stand-up comedy gig at London's Hammersmith Apollo as part of his 2015 nationwide tour.

Director: Paul Wheeler | Star: Dara O Briain

Votes: 124

10. Micky Flanagan: Live - The Out Out Tour (2011 Video)

87 min | Comedy

Live performance from one of the UK's hottest comedians. Star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and The Royal Variety Performance, Micky ruthlessly ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Klein | Star: Micky Flanagan

Votes: 398

11. Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

With her bold, straightforward style of comedy, Amy Schumer entertains the audience at the Apollo Theater in New York.

Director: Chris Rock | Star: Amy Schumer

Votes: 2,634

12. Margaret Cho: PsyCHO (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian Margaret Cho performs in front of a live audience in this provocative and hilarious comedy special event, tackling off-limits issues from Boko Haram to female empowerment with her razor sharp insight and wit.

Director: John Asher | Star: Margaret Cho

Votes: 256

13. Nick Swardson: Seriously, Who Farted? (2009 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

The biggest names in stand-up. The wildest live audiences. The most outrageous, uncensored comedy.

Director: Linda Mendoza | Stars: Joel Clark Ackerman, Alex Parlar, Nick Swardson, Marta Zolynska

Votes: 852

14. Bill Bailey: Bill Bailey Live (1997 TV Special)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy

Bill Bailey brings his lyrical, ludicrous comedy to the stage in his debut show.

Director: John Kaye Cooper | Stars: Bill Bailey, Martin Trenaman, Phil Whelans

Votes: 321

15. Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife (2014 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy

Comedian Katt Williams performs at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Cal. Topics include California marijuana dispensaries; favorite TV shows; homophobia; police tactics; drug commercials; and the pros and cons of being single.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alecia Hamilton, Christina Ingram, Noelle Mahasin, Phedra Syndelle

Votes: 353

16. Russell Howard: Live (2008 Video)

69 min | Comedy

Russell Howard recorded live at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London, performing his stand-up show "Adventures".

Directors: Russell Howard, Peter Orton | Star: Russell Howard

Votes: 486

17. Lewis Black: Stark Raving Black (2009 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy

Stark Raving Black Productions proudly presents the comedy of Lewis Black in 80 minutes of outrageous topical stand-up humor. Shot at the historic Fillmore Theatre in Detroit, Stark Raving ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Dubin | Star: Lewis Black

Votes: 525

18. Tom Segura: Completely Normal (2014 TV Special)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy

Levelheaded stand-up Tom Segura shares offhand appraisals on hotels and opens up about his hobbies and digestive ailments in this comedy special.

Director: Jay Chapman | Star: Tom Segura

Votes: 1,198

19. Bill Bailey: Part Troll (2004 Video)

93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

A live stand up show featurng musical comedian Bill Bailey.

Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Bill Bailey, Kevin Eldon, John Moloney, Martin Trenaman

Votes: 1,294

20. Jim Norton: Please Be Offended (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Jim Norton riffs on the many ways our privacy is being invaded, and other modern day absurdities, in his first Epix comedy special. In HD.

Director: Ryan Polito | Stars: Anthony Cumia, Gregg Hughes, Jim Norton, Ozzy Osbourne

Votes: 431

21. Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 86 min | Comedy

Jim Jefferies talks about family life and challenges the idea of American freedom live on stage in Nashville, Tennessee.

Star: Jim Jefferies

Votes: 3,507

22. Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground (2014 TV Special)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy

Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground is a stand-up comedy film that captures the indomitable nightlife and comedy club scene of New York City through Robert Kelly's raucous, savvy and hilarious one-man show.

Director: Robert Kelly | Star: Robert Kelly

Votes: 184

23. Trevor Noah: The Daywalker (2009)

PG-13 | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Directors: Kyle Ambrose, Delon Bakker | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 349

24. Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy

Comedian Jim Norton tackles the twisted state of the 21st century, including how modern technology affects everything from free speech to hooking up.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Jim Norton

Votes: 402

26. John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (2015 TV Special)

62 min | Documentary, Comedy

Armed with boyish charm and a sharp wit, the former SNL writer offers sly takes on marriage, his beef with babies and the time he met Bill Clinton.

Director: Rhys Thomas | Stars: Petunia, John Mulaney, Amanda Walsh

Votes: 3,715

27. Trevor Noah: It's My Culture (2013 Video)

98 min | Comedy

Trevor Noah performs to a Johannesburg audience, talking about some interesting aspects of African cultures.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 163

28. Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (2000 TV Special)

TV-14 | 66 min | Comedy, Documentary

The smart, sassy actress/comedienne's third solo HBO special features material taped in front of a live audience at NYC's Beacon Theater.

Director: Joel Gallen | Star: Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 686

29. Janeane Garofalo: If You Will - Live in Seattle (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy

She's funny. She's edgy. She's the one-and-only Janeane Garofalo. And now, in her first solo special in over a decade, this Emmy nominated stand-up superstar digs into the many myths we all live by.

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 119

30. David Cross: Bigger & Blackerer (2010 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy

Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening at Boston's Wilbur Theatre. Only by watching this video will you learn of Cross unique relationship with ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: David Cross, Todd Glass, Dean Crow, Mort Burke

Votes: 619

31. Gilbert Gottfried: Dirty Jokes (2005 Video)

TV-MA | 50 min | Comedy

Recorded live in New York City, Gilbert Gottfried at his most shocking and hilarious! Definitely not for children ... may even be unsuitable for adults!

Director: Adam Reid | Star: Gilbert Gottfried

Votes: 211

32. Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person (2011 TV Special)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Wyatt Cenac is a comedy person.

Director: Miles Kahn | Stars: Wyatt Cenac, John Hodgman

Votes: 79

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

97 min | Documentary, Comedy

In Johannesburg, Trevor Noah talks about the issues of racism. Cleverly placing a comedic spin to each problem.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 265

34. Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat (2008 TV Special)

Unrated | 61 min | Comedy

Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, guest monologists tell true stories that kick off a series of high octane improvised sketches. From medical marijuana to embarrassing sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Cochran | Stars: Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh

Votes: 222

35. Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

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 »

Director: Zach Nial | Star: Lewis Black

Votes: 465

36. Adam Ferrara: Funny as Hell (2009 TV Special)

62 min | Comedy

Adam Ferrara brings the stage to life with his honest, clever, and fearless, perspective on family, relationships and himself.

Director: Milton Lage | Stars: Adam Ferrara, Alex Tyler

Votes: 87

37. Trevor Noah: Crazy Normal (2011 Video)

99 min | Documentary, Comedy

Filmed during his "farewell for now" tour of SA before leaving for America, this DVD has Noah delivering more of his razor-sharp comedy that takes no prisoners.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 207

38. Paul Mooney: The Godfather of Comedy (2012 TV Special)

86 min | Comedy

The venomous, no-holds-barred style of standup comedy legend Paul Mooney is on full display in this concert special that finds the vitriolic funnyman sparing no politician or pop culture ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Mooney, Debbie Allen, Michael Blackson, Michael Colyar

Votes: 123

39. Demetri Martin: Standup Comedian (2012 TV Special)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Standup Comedian is a 2012 Comedy Central special featuring comedian Demetri Martin. It was directed by Ryan Polito and filmed at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, New York.

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Demetri Martin

Votes: 280

40. T.J. Miller: No Real Reason (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 67 min | Comedy

T.J. Miller (She's Out Of My League, Cloverfield, Get Him To The Greek, Yogi Bear 3D) has taken the leash off his comedic dog voice for no reason other than to buy more fishing equipment, ... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: T.J. Miller

Votes: 109

41. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Documentary

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: 1,834 | Gross: $16.16M

42. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Director: Joe Layton | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton, Jesse Jackson

Votes: 3,290 | Gross: $36.30M

43. 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: 2,845

44. Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971)

R | 48 min | Comedy, Documentary

Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

Director: Michael Blum | Star: Richard Pryor

Votes: 884

45. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Comedy

The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Lee Pryor

Votes: 3,568 | Gross: $15.80M

46. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 13,919

47. Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy

Chris Rock's 2008 comedy tour visits London, New York and Johannesburg. Various parts of this tour are edited together to create his fifth HBO stand-up special.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Chris Rock

Votes: 3,628

48. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy