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1. Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 98 min | Comedy

6.6
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Chris Rock takes the stage in Brooklyn for a comedy special filled with searing observations on fatherhood, infidelity and American politics.

Director: Bo Burnham | Stars: Chris Rock, Spike Lee

Votes: 6,121

2. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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54 Metascore

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, Clebert Ford

Votes: 18,424 | Gross: $50.50M

3. Bo Burnham: what. (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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A musical stand-up comedy show by Bo Burnham, the famous internet musician.

Directors: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 7,152

4. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy

8.2
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Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape.

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

Votes: 16,443

5. Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 79 min | Comedy

8.0
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Live performance of British comedian Ricky Gervais filmed in London's Eventim Apollo.

Director: John L. Spencer | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 14,987

6. Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Bo Burnham tackles life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans in his dazzling new stand-up special.

Directors: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 8,602

7. John Mulaney: New in Town (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Comedian John Mulaney talks about his milk toast boyish looks, his childhood, his Jewish girlfriend, his gayish charm, his favorite TV shows, Ice-T, a homeless person he met in N.Y., and a prostate exam with Batman.

Directors: Ryan Polito, Jake Szymanski | Stars: John Mulaney, Amy Schumer

Votes: 5,554

8. Oh, Hello on Broadway (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 104 min | Comedy

7.8
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Two delusional geriatrics reveal curious pasts, share a love of tuna and welcome a surprise guest in this filming of the popular comedy show.

Directors: Michael John Warren, Alex Timbers | Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Steve Martin, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 2,640

9. Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (2014 TV Special)

TV-MA | 80 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedian Bill Burr's 2014 stand-up comedy special.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Bill Burr

Votes: 6,932

10. Amy Schumer: The Leather Special (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy

2.9
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Three minutes into her set, Amy Schumer claims that all good comedians have a "leather special," where they wear all leather and regret it later in their careers--this is hers. Amy muses on... See full summary »

Director: Amy Schumer | Stars: Amy Schumer, Kim Caramele

Votes: 9,312

11. Iliza Shlesinger: War Paint (2013 TV Special)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

6.7
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Her innocent good looks are just a cover for Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger's acerbic, stream-of-conscious comedy that she unleashes on an unsuspecting audience in her hometown of Dallas in her stand-up special "War Paint."

Director: Jay Chapman | Star: Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 1,835

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

TV-MA | 62 min | Comedy

8.0
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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: 6,981

13. The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 67 min | Comedy

8.1
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Dave Chappelle gives his usual skewed insight into the topics of race, technology, OJ Simpson, and more in a stand up special filmed in Hollywood.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 10,655

14. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Dave talks about not actually growing up in the projects, the hate he received from the transgender community, and from fake news.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings

Votes: 9,858

15. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

7.5
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Ali Wong's stand up special delves into her sexual adventures, hoarding, the rocky road to pregnancy, and why feminism is terrible.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Ali Wong

Votes: 5,792

16. Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 49 min | Comedy

7.9
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Dave jokes about the sexual assaults dominating the 2017 entertainment news and how and why people allow themselves to be abused.

Director: Stan Lathan | Star: Dave Chappelle

Votes: 8,220

17. Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 (2006 TV Special)

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.

Directors: Anthony Anderson, Gary Binkow, James Yukich | Stars: Katt Williams, Anthony Anderson, André 3000, Da Brat

Votes: 1,605

18. Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 73 min | Comedy

8.3
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In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.

Director: Christopher Storer | Star: Hasan Minhaj

Votes: 6,443

19. Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 66 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dave Chappelle gives his stand about racially charged run-ins, celebrity scandals and fatherly dilemmas in his stand-up set at Austin's Moody Theater.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 9,938

20. Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 77 min | Comedy

7.3
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Comedian Bill Burr takes the stage in Nashville and riffs on such topics as overpopulation, fast food, dictators and gorilla sign language.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Bill Burr

Votes: 6,188

21. Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words (2010 TV Special)

TV-MA | 63 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.2
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The internet (and soon to be movie, TV, radio, etc.) phenomenon, Bo Burnham, brings you his first one-hour stand-up special "Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words" from the House of Blues in Boston.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 2,621

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

TV-MA | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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George Carlin continues making people laugh with his 13th HBO stand-up special.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 4,262

23. Louis C.K. 2017 (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 74 min | Comedy

7.6
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Louis C.K. muses on religion, eternal love, giving dogs drugs, email fights, teachers, and more in a live performance from Washington D.C.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Joe List

Votes: 9,172

24. Dave Chappelle: 8:46 (2020 TV Special)

27 min | Short, Comedy

8.1
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Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's death and racial injustice in a stand-up special filmed in Ohio.

Star: Dave Chappelle

Votes: 1,711

25. Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 67 min | Comedy

7.2
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Trevor Noah's Netflix one hour standup special. Amazing comedy covering race in America, immigration politics, international relations and more.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 4,546

26. Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same. (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 69 min | Comedy

8.3
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Funnyman Bill Burr takes the stage to uncork a profanity-laced, incisive routine that pokes fun at plastic surgery, reality TV, gold diggers and more.

Director: Jay Karas | Stars: Bill Burr, Paul Virzi

Votes: 6,382

27. Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy

8.8
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Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt

Votes: 8,836

28. Nick Offerman: American Ham (2014 TV Special)

78 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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A live taping of Nick Offerman's one-man show at New York's historic Town Hall theater, featuring a collection of anecdotes, songs and woodworking/oral-sex techniques.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Marc Evan Jackson, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,218

29. Marc Maron: End Times Fun (2020 TV Special)

71 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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Marc Maron wades through a swamp of vitamin hustlers, evangelicals and grown male nerd children, culminating in a gleefully filthy end times fantasy.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Star: Marc Maron

Votes: 1,549

30. Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Video)

Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 7,003

31. Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (2004 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

8.6
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Chappelle cuts loose in what he does best, Chappelle-style! And for what it's worth, no one is safe from Dave!

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Greer Barnes

Votes: 7,843

32. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

8.5
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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. | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 10,966

33. Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself (2006 TV Special)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

8.0
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Jeff and his characters Walter, Peanut, José Jalapeño, Bubba J, and Sweet Daddy Dee for a live show.

Director: Manny Rodriguez | Star: Jeff Dunham

Votes: 3,786

34. Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 86 min | Comedy

7.8
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Jim Jefferies talks about family life and challenges the idea of American freedom live on stage in Nashville, Tennessee.

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Jim Jefferies

Votes: 4,896

35. Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012 TV Special)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy

7.5
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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: 2,932

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

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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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: 2,163

37. You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

7.1
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It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Will Ferrell, Michael Delaney, Pia Glenn, Adam Mucci

Votes: 3,810

38. Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny (2010 TV Special)

TV-MA | 72 min | Comedy

7.6
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"Seriously Funny" stars Kevin Hart performing in front of a sold out crowd live from Cleveland, Ohio - where he delivers his hilarious and unique brand of comedy. In this unforgettable ... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Hartman | Stars: Kim Delgado, Kevin Hart, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal

Votes: 5,176

39. Jim Jefferies: BARE (2014 TV Special)

TV-MA | 77 min | Comedy

8.1
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Covers topics from gun control to family values.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Jim Jefferies

Votes: 4,921

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

TV-MA | 99 min | Documentary, Comedy

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

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 5,733

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

TV-14 | 75 min | Comedy

7.9
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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: 5,331

42. Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 70 min | Comedy

7.4
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The gleefully irreverent Jefferies skewers "grabby" celebrities, political hypocrisy and his own ill-advised career moves in a brash stand-up special.

Director: Scott Zabielski | Star: Jim Jefferies

Votes: 3,533

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

TV-MA | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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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: 4,027

44. Tom Segura: Mostly Stories (2016 TV Special)

73 min | Comedy

7.6
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The bearded, bawdy and comically bitter Tom Segura gets real about body piercings, the "Area 51" of men's bodies, and the lie he told Mike Tyson.

Directors: Jay Karas, Rami Hachache | Stars: Gabriel G. Alvarez, I. Elijah Baughman, Brandon Brown, Davis Choh

Votes: 2,944

45. Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017 TV Special)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy

7.0
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at the comedy club where he began his career to recount his early life.

Director: Michael Bonfiglio | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Brogan, Mark Schiff, Carolyn Liebling

Votes: 5,229

46. Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004 TV Special)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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Are you ready for Rock? Actor/director/comedian Chris Rock performs a gut-busting set in his fourth HBO stand-up special taped before a live audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Chris Rock, Dionicio Chambers, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Edwards

Votes: 5,045

47. John Leguizamo: Freak (1998 TV Special)

Not Rated | 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: 1,043

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

70 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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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: 5,488

49. Bert Kreischer: Secret Time (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy

7.4
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Bert regales the audience at the Trocadero Theatre with stories about zip-lining with his family, his daughter practicing softball with an imaginary ball, and upstaging ex-NBA player Ralph Sampson at a childhood basketball camp.

Director: Todd Biermann | Star: Bert Kreischer

Votes: 1,947

50. Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers (2015 Video)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stand up comedian and former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writer Anthony Jeselnik brings his dark humor and wit to San Francisco.

Director: Adam Dubin | Stars: Anthony Jeselnik, Peggy

Votes: 4,423



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