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by takingthereins | created - 13 Jan 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

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1. 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: 893

2. 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: 1,637

3. 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: 341

4. Doug Stanhope: Deadbeat Hero (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy

Doug Stanhope performs at Seattle's Comedy Underground

Director: Shawn Amos | Stars: Doug Stanhope, Randy McCleary

Votes: 726

5. Joe Rogan Live from the Tabernacle (2012 Video)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

Comedian Joe Rogan performs in Atlanta at the Tabernacle. Topics include: circumcision, marriage, and science.

Director: Anthony Giordano | Stars: Joe Rogan, Joey Diaz

Votes: 411

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

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

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: 2,194

8. Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time (2014 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

Recorded in Spreckels Theater in San Diego, California, comedian Patton Oswalt returns for his 5th feature-length stand-up comedy special.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 771

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

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 3,556

10. Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

Anthony Jeselnik brings his signature dark and twisted point of view to this extended and uncensored special. He holds nothing back, routinely saying things most wouldn't ever dare. Anthony is not for the easily offended or humorless.

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Anthony Jeselnik

Votes: 986

11. Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 83 min | Comedy

A night of stand-up with comedian Hannibal Buress.

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: Hannibal Buress, Al Jackson, Dan Steinhaus, Tony Trimm

Votes: 1,110

12. Chris Hardwick: Funcomfortable (2016 TV Special)

74 min | Comedy

Chris Hardwick is as charming as ever in this hour-long special. The @midnight host recalls how he found out where babies come from, shares his first old-man moment, talks about how ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Raboy | Star: Chris Hardwick

Votes: 151

13. Chris Hardwick: Mandroid (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

The Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, celebrates all things nerdy in his first Comedy Central special. Mandroid features candid comedy tales that cover virginity, shark vaginas, awkward ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Chris Hardwick

Votes: 216

14. Jim Jefferies: BARE (2014 TV Special)

TV-MA | 77 min | Comedy

Covers topics from gun control to family values.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Jim Jefferies

Votes: 4,259

15. David Cross: The Pride Is Back (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 55 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian David Cross hits the stage with this stand-up special. The co-star of HBO's cult comedy series 'Mr. Show With Bob and David,' Cross promises to skewer anything and everything in ... See full summary »

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: David Cross, Molly Brenner, Amiira Ruotola

Votes: 544

16. Bill Hicks: Revelations (1993 TV Special)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

Bill Hicks in the height of his genius. Recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London, Bill Hicks opens our eyes and minds to the hypocrisy and ludicrousness of the world around us.

Director: Chris Bould | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 2,722

17. Doug Stanhope: Beer Hall Putsch (2013 TV Special)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Named after Hitler's first failed coup attempt, Beer Hall Putsch draws you deeper into the acerbic comic's clear-sighted view of the world with his newest one hour stand-up special recorded... See full summary »

Director: Jay Karas | Stars: Doug Stanhope, Andy Andrist, Kristine Levine

Votes: 934

18. Marc Maron: Thinky Pain (2013 TV Special)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

Marc Maron returns to his old stomping grounds for an intimate special in which he takes stock of himself. More than ever, Maron is raw and hilariously honest as he dissects his own ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: Marc Maron, Sam Lipsyte, Tom Scharpling

Votes: 1,434

19. Doug Stanhope: Before Turning the Gun on Himself (2012 Video)

TV-MA | 67 min | Documentary, Comedy

Before Turning the Gun on Himself is the eighth stand-up comedy album by Doug Stanhope, released on November 6, 2012, by Roadrunner Records. It was recorded live at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Directors: François Lamoureux, Pierre Lamoureux | Star: Doug Stanhope

Votes: 571

20. Doug Stanhope: No Place Like Home (2016 TV Special)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy

Doug Stanhope performs live in his hometown of Bisbee, Arizona, tackling an assortment of hard-hitting issues, from caring for the mentally-ill, to Vietnam vets, being locked up abroad and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Hennigan | Star: Doug Stanhope

Votes: 511

22. Doug Stanhope: Word of Mouth (2002 Video)

85 min | Comedy

Word of Mouth is Doug Stanhope's first stand-up DVD. It was recorded at the Velveeta Room in Austin, Texas on May 11, 2002, and produced by Sacred Cow Productions.

Director: Kevin Booth | Star: Doug Stanhope

Votes: 444

23. Bill Hicks: Sane Man (1989 Video)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Comedy

Classic stand-up performance recorded in Austin Texas in 1989.

Directors: Kevin Booth, David Johndrow | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 2,026

24. An Evening with P. Oswalt (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Comedy

This DVD is a recording of the show Patton Oswalt performed in Athens, Georgia. It's a version of his Werewolves and Lollipops show, second solo album (also available on CD), and he ranges ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 449

25. Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong (2009 TV Special)

Unrated | 64 min | Documentary, Comedy

The critically-acclaimed comedian, actor, writer, and voice of Remy the Rat (the Oscar-winning Ratatouille) takes time out from his many film and television outings to return to the comedy stage for his fourth stand-up special.

Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 1,028

26. Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour (2011 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

In his fourth (and GRAMMY-nominated) full-length special, Patton Oswalt covers a range of topics from how hipsters make the Spam museum sad to the greatness of sweatpants and revisits his attack on KFC Famous Bowls.

Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 683

27. Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain (2004 TV Special)

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

Stand-up special from Patton Oswalt.

Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Scott Ian

Votes: 837

28. Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace (2012 TV Special)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

Hannibal's a Chicago native, currently living in New York City where he regularly performs and lives alone with no pets. His credits include writing for 30 Rock, SNL and performing in several basements of bars in NYC and Chicago.

Director: Michael Dimich | Star: Hannibal Buress

Votes: 807

29. Hannibal Buress: Hannibal Takes Edinburgh (2016 TV Special)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Hannibal Buress performs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which consists of doing a show every day for 28 days. It shows the progression of Buress's sets from his first to last day.

Director: Ryan Ferguson | Stars: Hannibal Buress, Trevor Noah

Votes: 577

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

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

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: 6,884

31. Demetri Martin: Live (At the Time) (2015 TV Special)

61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Demetri Martin performs his newest stand-up routine at The Lincoln Theater in Washington D.C.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Demetri Martin

Votes: 1,666

32. Joe Rogan: Triggered (2016 TV Special)

63 min | Documentary, Comedy

Unleashing his inquisitive, intense comedic style, Rogan explores everything from raising kids and Santa Claus to pot gummies and talking to dolphins.

Director: Anthony Giordano | Star: Joe Rogan

Votes: 3,176

34. Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store (2015 TV Special)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian Louis C.K. performs live at the Comedy store in LA.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Jay London

Votes: 5,149

35. Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

Patton Oswalt takes the stage in San Francisco, where he talks about San Franciscans, the difficulties of being PC, fatherhood, his worst stand up experience, and the worlds most horrific Birthday Clown.

Stars: Patton Oswalt, Boots Riley

Votes: 1,563

36. Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus (2016 Video)

72 min | Comedy

Once again Kathleen's standup is beyond hysterical where she riffs on drinking, Jesus, her large and funny family, Ireland, Missouri ( Her home state) and her views on life!

Director: Lorene Machado | Star: Kathleen Madigan

Votes: 395

37. Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (2017 TV Special)

TV-14 | 73 min | Comedy

The king of clean comedy returns for his fifth hour long comedy special.

Director: Jeannie Gaffigan | Stars: Jim Gaffigan, Marre Gaffigan, Katie Gaffigan, Jack Gaffigan

Votes: 1,758

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

65 min | Documentary, Comedy

Neal Brennan is taking multitasking to a whole new level in his new Netflix special, 3 Mics, which features the comedian switching between three different microphones symbolizing three different styles of comedy.

Director: Neal Brennan | Star: Neal Brennan

Votes: 2,192

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

77 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 4,544

40. 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: 4,832

41. Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers (2018 TV Special)

65 min | Comedy

Comedian and drummer Fred Armisen performs stand-up material, music, and sketches for an audience of fellow drummers.

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: Fred Armisen, Clem Burke, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tre Cool

Votes: 1,031

42. Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy

60 Metascore

Comedian Kevin Hart performs in front of a crowd of 50,000 people at Philadelphia's outdoor venue, Lincoln Financial Field.

Directors: Leslie Small, Tim Story | Stars: Kevin Hart, Don Cheadle, Halle Berry, Ed Helms

Votes: 8,295 | Gross: $23.56M

43. Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017 TV Special)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

Patton Oswalt, despite a personal tragedy, produces his best standup yet. Focusing on the tribulations of the Trump era and life after the loss of a loved one, Oswalt continues his journey to contribute joy to the world.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 1,792

44. Russell Howard: Recalibrate (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 69 min | Comedy

Comedian Russell Howard brings his manic energy to a new stand-up special that tackles politics, childhood and why he's a jerk.

Director: Russell Howard | Star: Russell Howard

Votes: 1,004

45. Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive (2017 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

In his first special since the near fatal car accident, Tracy Morgan jokes about life in a coma, his second marriage and the dark side of the family.

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Tracy Morgan

Votes: 1,042

46. Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 64 min | Documentary, Comedy

Maria Bamford performs a rapid-fire, playful stand-up set for crowds at park benches, bowling alleys and LA theaters in this roving comedy special.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Maria Bamford, Rhea Butcher, Alex Blue Davis, Melinda Hill

Votes: 793

47. Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight (2017 TV Special)

66 min | Comedy

Cheeky comic Craig Ferguson keeps it casual as he discusses '70s porn, Japanese toilets and his mildly crime-filled days as a talk show host.

Director: Jay Chapman | Star: Craig Ferguson

Votes: 772

48. Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 70 min | Documentary, Comedy

Seth Rogen hosts an evening of comedy to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Ryan Polito | Stars: Benji Allonbe, Ike Barinholtz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Lakecia Benjamin

Votes: 1,906



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