Comedy/Music Specials

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1. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 17,656 | Gross: $50.50M

2. 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.

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

Votes: 15,430

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

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 7,181

4. Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

A master of the one-liner with an absurd rambling style, Zach's sharp, resonating humor makes his show at the famed Purple Onion in San Francisco one of the funniest performances in recent comedy.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Joe Wagner, Brian Unger

Votes: 3,375

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

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

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: 3,756

6. Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Louis C.K.'s second one-hour special filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA.

Directors: Louis C.K., Shannon Hartman | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 9,517

7. Demetri Martin. Person. (2007 TV Special)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

A unique talent, Demetri Martin is one of the hottest stand-up comics working today. His new special, Demetri Martin. Person. Inventive and insightful, this top-rated program brings the funny in ways you've never seen.

Director: Jay Karas | Stars: Demetri Martin, John Agrapides, Joseph Greca, Christene Martin

Votes: 1,660

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

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

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: 10,114

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

TV-MA | 73 min | Comedy

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: 5,513

10. Elvis: One Night with You (1985 TV Special)

42 min | Short, Music

The unedited Elvis's performance marking his comeback in '68, before a small audience, that would become a TV Special known as The NBC Comeback Special.

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, Charlie Hodge

Votes: 91

11. Unplugged (1989– )
Episode: Eric Clapton (1992)

5 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Milton Lage | Stars: Eric Clapton, Ray Cooper, Nathan East, Andy Fairweather Low

Votes: 369

12. Unplugged (1989– )
Episode: Nirvana (1993)

Documentary, Music

The concert of the rock band Nirvana at Sony Music Studios in New York City that became a live album.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, Lori Goldston

Votes: 1,689

13. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 69 min | Comedy

Stand-up comedy in which Hannah Gadsby explains why she is giving up comedy. She tells the story of the strength of being a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.

Directors: Jon Olb, Madeleine Parry | Star: Hannah Gadsby

Votes: 7,820

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

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 4,640

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

TV-MA | 62 min | 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: 5,610

16. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and Saturday Night Live (1975), eviscerates the value of college, and laments getting older in this comedy special. Other topics include the church, his family, Trump and pedophiles abducting kids.

Director: Alex Timbers | Stars: John Mulaney, Jon Brion, Carole Shelley

Votes: 4,669

17. Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 64 min | Comedy

Comedian Ali Wong performs her live stand-up set at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Ali Wong

Votes: 3,293

18. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016 Video)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

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: 5,057

19. Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 64 min | Documentary, Comedy

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

Director: Bo Burnham | Star: Chris Rock

Votes: 5,173

20. Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

Neal Brennan is taking multitasking to a whole new level in this stand up special, which features the comedian switching between three different microphones symbolizing three different styles of comedy.

Director: Neal Brennan | Star: Neal Brennan

Votes: 2,304

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

TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 7,796

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

TV-MA | 67 min | Comedy

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: 9,044

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

TV-MA | 66 min | Comedy

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: 8,524

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

TV-MA | 49 min | Comedy

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: 6,530

25. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

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: 7,839

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

TV-MA | 104 min | Comedy

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: 2,217

27. Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Jason Alexander, Larry Charles, Carol Leifer, Richard Lewis

Votes: 3,594

28. One Night Stand (2005– )
Episode: Flight of the Conchords (2005)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

A quirky performance by New Zealand folk-parody duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, who won the Bass Ale Award for Best Alternative Act at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and who have become comedy stars with their HBO comedy series.

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie

Votes: 176

29. Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (2018 TV Special)

TV-14 | 88 min | Comedy, Music

HBO special featuring the folk duo from New Zealand performing live at the London Apollo.

Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement, Nigel Collins

Votes: 1,077



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