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1. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 259 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Judd Apatow presents an emotional two-part in-depth look at the life, career and complex internal struggles of his loving mentor, the influential stand-up comedian and actor Garry Shandling, based on Shandling's personal diaries.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Kevin Nealon, Mike Shandling

Votes: 1,314

2. Funny People (2009)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 110,209 | Gross: $51.86M

3. Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show (2017)

92 min | Documentary

Creators, cast and network executives recount the strange history of the Dana Carvey Show, the irreverent prime time sketch comedy show that aired for eight episodes on ABC, following its star's meteoric run on Saturday Night Live.

Director: Josh Greenbaum | Stars: Dana Carvey, Robert Smigel, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert

Votes: 807

4. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012– )

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Jerry Seinfeld is joined by friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories all along the way.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Richards, Mario Joyner, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 9,475

5. I'm Dying Up Here (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

The series is based on William Knoedelseder's book of the same name.

Stars: Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke

Votes: 2,786

6. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Matilda Szydagis

Votes: 50,283

7. Crashing (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

A New York comic is forced to make a new start for himself after his wife leaves him.

Stars: Pete Holmes, George Basil, Jamie Lee, Artie Lange

Votes: 5,310

8. The Comedian (2016)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco

Votes: 6,157 | Gross: $1.66M

9. The Big Sick (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Votes: 107,878 | Gross: $42.87M

10. Obvious Child (2014)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Director: Gillian Robespierre | Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman

Votes: 21,971 | Gross: $3.12M

11. Sleepwalk with Me (2012)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy

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.

Directors: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish | Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane

Votes: 11,183 | Gross: $2.26M

12. Other People (I) (2016)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Director: Chris Kelly | Stars: Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow

Votes: 7,997 | Gross: $0.09M

13. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

61 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 13,363

14. Comedian (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

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

Votes: 6,183 | Gross: $2.74M

15. Punchline (1988)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A medical school dropout and a housewife/mom try to make it as stand-up comedians. They become friends and help each other out at an NYC comedy club.

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

Votes: 7,583 | Gross: $21.03M

16. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.

Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Art Evans, Fay Hauser

Votes: 1,428 | Gross: $18.03M

17. The Comedians of Comedy (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Documentary

46 Metascore

Follow four comedians as they tour the States.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Zach Galifianakis

Votes: 2,469 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Entertainment (2015)

R | 103 min | Drama

65 Metascore

En route to meet his estranged daughter and attempting to revive his dwindling career, a broken, middle-aged comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave desert.

Director: Rick Alverson | Stars: Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, Amy Seimetz

Votes: 2,518 | Gross: $0.04M

19. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

Votes: 118,125 | Gross: $34.58M

20. The Jimmy Show (2001)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

39 Metascore

A failed New Jersey inventor embarks on a career as a standup comic, turns to drink, and labors to keep his family together.

Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Frank Whaley, Carla Gugino, Ethan Hawke, Lynn Cohen

Votes: 514 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Funny Cow (2017)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Maxine Peake, Macy Shackleton, Ashton Steele, Michael Hughes

Votes: 1,101

22. Misery Loves Comedy (2015)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

51 Metascore

Over fifty very famous American, Canadian, British and Australian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?

Director: Kevin Pollak | Stars: Amy Schumer, James L. Brooks, Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 1,035 | Gross: $0.01M

23. When Comedy Went to School (2013)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy

49 Metascore

The birth of modern stand-up comedy began in the Catskill Mountains - a boot camp for the greatest generation of Jewish-American comedians.

Directors: Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank | Stars: Robert Klein, Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason

Votes: 90 | Gross: $0.37M

24. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 73,185 | Gross: $2.50M

25. I Am Comic (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary

Stand-Up Comedians reveal the art & occupational hazards of their craft.

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: Ahmed Ahmed, Franklyn Ajaye, Tim Allen, Ant

Votes: 701

26. Dying Laughing (2016)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

The craft, creative process and complicated lives of stand-up comedians.

Directors: Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood | Stars: Max Alexander, Stephen K. Amos, David A. Arnold, Dave Attell

Votes: 324

27. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

TV-MA | 116 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

74 Metascore

An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Robin Williams, Steve Allen, Robert Altman, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 5,507

28. When Stand Up Stood Out (2003)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

Documentary covering what came to be known as "The Boston Gold Rush" of the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Boston stand-up comedians like Dennis Leary, Steven Wright and Colin Quinn burst... See full summary »

Director: Fran Solomita | Stars: Lenny Clarke, Barry Crimmins, Mike Donovan, Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 244

29. Standing Up (2018)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Three unlikely aspiring stand-up comedians - an ultra-Orthodox Jew, a couchsurfing custodian, and a personal injury lawyer - risk everything to find their voices on the cutthroat New York comedy scene.

Director: Jon Miller

Votes: 18

30. Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

In the documentary, Comedy Warriors - Healing Through Humor, five severely wounded Iraq/Afghanistan veterans were given the opportunity to explore their experiences through the healing ... See full summary »

Director: John Wager | Stars: Robert Henline, Rob Jones, Joe Kashnow, Stephen Rice

Votes: 99

31. Heckler (2007)

R | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

A documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and critics and ask some questions ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Addis | Stars: Louie Anderson, Criss Angel, Dave Attell, Vince August

Votes: 2,628

32. Women Aren't Funny (2014)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane dons her investigative journalist's hat to find out once and for all if women are funny and report her unbiased findings in what some are calling the most important documentary of our generation.

Director: Bonnie McFarlane | Stars: Maria Bamford, Adam Carolla, Anthony Cumia, Susie Essman

Votes: 453

33. Diary of a Young Comic (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 67 min | Comedy

A time capsule of the L.A. comedy scene in the 1970s, "Diary of a Young Comic" casts Richard Lewis as a fictionalized version of himself - a young New York comic who comes out to Los Angeles to seek his fame and fortune.

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Richard Lewis, Dom DeLuise, George Jessel, Stacy Keach

Votes: 21

34. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

79 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Jocelyn Pickett

Votes: 3,515 | Gross: $2.93M

35. Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

This terrific feature film comedy reveals the background of one of the legends of comedy, Don Rickles. Hailed by some of today's biggest comedians as one of the classics, who they aspire to... See full summary »

Director: John Landis | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, John Landis, Don Rickles, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 954

36. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

55 Metascore

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas | Stars: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks

Votes: 4,633 | Gross: $0.09M

37. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

72 Metascore

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

Directors: Penn Jillette, Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,703 | Gross: $6.38M

38. Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2006)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy

51 Metascore

In this documentary, the show's emcee, Vince Vaughn, and four stand-up comedians hand-picked by Vaughn, travel the country and perform in 30 cities. This film documents the interactions on and off stage along the way.

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 1,506 | Gross: $0.60M

39. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

The life and times of Richard Pryor.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: David Banks, Rona Barrett, David Brinkley, Skip Brittenham

Votes: 1,327

40. I Am Road Comic (2014)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

A first-hand comedy documentary about working the road as a comedian.

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: Maria Bamford, W. Kamau Bell, Doug Benson, Alonzo Bodden

Votes: 269

41. Alone Up There (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

The stand-up comedian is a special breed, both an artist and an artisan. They work by painstakingly developing a persona, scripting and editing an act, and revising it on the spot to suit ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Patrick Shaul | Stars: Peter Anthony, Matt Billon, Alonzo Bodden, Mark Breslin

Votes: 34

42. Can We Take a Joke? (2015)

74 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

An examination of Western society's apparent contemporary intolerance of edgy humor by comedians.

Director: Ted Balaker | Stars: Adam Carolla, Bob Corn-Revere, Noam Dworman, Karith Foster

Votes: 419

43. The History of Comedy (2017– )

Documentary, Comedy, History

Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

Stars: Kliph Nesteroff, Robert B. Weide, Elayne Boosler, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 262



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