Favourite Standup Specials

by looped_infinity | created - 08 Mar 2017 | updated - 6 days ago | Public

My favourite comedians:

1. Dave Chappelle 2. Larry David 3. Bill Burr 4. Dieter Nuhr 5. Ricky Gervais 6. Cedric the Entertainer 7. Steve Martin 8. Louis C.K. 9. Jim Carrey 10. Craig Ferguson 11. Conan O'Brien 12. Robin Williams 13. Denis Leary 14. Tom Segura 15. Hannibal Buress 16. Patton Oswalt 17. Aziz Ansari

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

TV-MA | 67 min | Documentary, 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: 8,208

2. Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville (2016 TV Special)

Comedy

Donning his signature suit and fedora, the dapper comic offers a unique spin on getting old, the presidential election and "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk."

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Tennessee State University Marching Band

Votes: 591

3. Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same. (2012 Video)

69 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comic Bill Burr's 2012 comedy special.

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

Votes: 4,930

4. 3satfestival (2000– )
Episode: Dieter Nuhr - Ich bin's Nuhr (2005)

Comedy

Dieter Nuhr - I'm Nuhr.

Star: Dieter Nuhr

Votes: 23

5. Sinbad: Afros and Bellbottoms (1993 TV Special)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

A concert performance by stand-up comedian Sinbad who takes a nostalgic trip to the 1970s and jokes about the black culture from that decade, and pays homage to the Blaxploitation films and black family life during that era.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Sinbad, Donna Atkins, A.J. Jamal, Richard Trask

Votes: 107

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

TV-MA | 70 min | Comedy

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: 2,721

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

73 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 2,118

8. 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: 3,168

9. 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: 1,561

10. 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: 9,790

11. 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: 9,300

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

80 min | Documentary, Comedy

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

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Bill Burr

Votes: 5,388

13. 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: 7,273

14. 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

15. 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: 3,440

16. HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1994– )
Episode: Dave Chappelle (1998)

TV-MA | 28 min | Documentary, Comedy

A riotous 1998 stand-up comedy special with veteran actor/comedian Dave Chappelle.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Jeff Garlin, Warren Hutcherson, Kathleen Madigan

Votes: 162

17. Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (1993 TV Special)

R | 62 min | Documentary, Comedy

Ticked off comic Denis Leary talks honestly about subjects ranging from smoking, red meat, drugs, his family, rehab, and yes, cancer.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Chris Phillips, Adam Roth

Votes: 2,359

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: 1,560

19. Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978 TV Special)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

Steve Martin's first network special for NBC. The show is half concert footage (shot at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA) and half sketches. Sketches include: Martin as "Turtle Boy," ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Steve Martin, Milton Berle, George Burns, Maryedith Burrell

Votes: 120

20. Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup (2002 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy

"Cedric The Entertainer's Starting Lineup" filmed in the boxing ring at the Biloxi Grand Casino in Biloxi Mississippi, is highlighted by a hilarious stand up performance from Cedric that ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Small | Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Lil Duval, Juan Villareal, Tony Luewellyn

Votes: 45

21. Tom Segura: Disgraceful (2018 TV Special)

71 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian Tom Segura rants about funny things about pop culture and the way of living in 2018.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Tom Segura

Votes: 2,053

22. Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load (1997 TV Special)

R | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

Actor/comic Denis Leary discusses family life, coffee, religion, and other topics in this stand-up special.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, Denis Leary, Richard Nixon, Chris Phillips

Votes: 846

23. Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 79 min | Comedy

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

Director: John L. Spencer | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 9,971

24. Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 66 min | Comedy

British comedian Greg Davies revisits terrifying dates, manscaping disasters, his father's pranks and more in a savagely funny stand-up special.

Director: Peter Orton | Stars: Greg Davies, The Phoenix Choir of Wales

Votes: 1,262

25. Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious (2012 TV Special)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Aziz Ansari channels his crude side in this 2012 comedy special, taking on topics like watching porn and the struggles of dating in New York City.

Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Aziz Ansari

Votes: 2,148

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

TV-MA | 66 min | Documentary, 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: 7,792

27. Aziz Ansari Live in Madison Square Garden (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy

Stand-up comedian and TV star Aziz Ansari delivers his sharp witted take on immigrants, relationships and the food industry.

Stars: Aziz Ansari, Patrick Cotnoir

Votes: 2,617

28. 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

29. 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

30. Judd Apatow: The Return (2017 TV Special)

TV-14 | 69 min | Comedy

Judd Apatow returns to stand-up comedy after 25 years, riffing on living with three women, amusing moments from his career and much more.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Star: Judd Apatow

Votes: 1,064

31. Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive (2013 TV Special)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Aziz Ansari focuses his unique viewpoint on pending adulthood, babies, marriage and love in the modern era.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern | Star: Aziz Ansari

Votes: 3,329

32. Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (2015 TV Special)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy

Jen Kirkman's original comedy special delivers some sharp, hilarious truths about life at 40 as filmed at the North Door in Austin, Texas.

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: Kelly Patton, Wilder S. Patton, Carol Hickey, Fermin Navar

Votes: 1,203

33. 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, Eva Lin, Jim Norton

Votes: 459

34. Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery (2017 TV Special)

61 min | Documentary, Comedy

In this new stand-up special, Norm Macdonald delivers sly, deadpan observations from an older -- and perhaps even wiser -- point of view.

Director: Liz Plonka | Star: Norm MacDonald

Votes: 1,847

35. 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: 1,756

36. Christina P: Mother Inferior (2017 TV Special)

59 min | Comedy

Christina Pazsitzky hits Seattle with a biting dose of reality, telling truths about her childhood, getting older and the horrors of giving birth.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Christina Pazsitzky

Votes: 670

37. Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

In the world premiere of his Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, "Beta Male," Kumail Nanjiani ("John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," "Portlandia," "Franklin & Bash") tells you about all the things that terrify him completely.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Star: Kumail Nanjiani

Votes: 385

38. Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018 TV Special)

73 min | Comedy, Music

Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.

Directors: Steven Brill, Nicholaus Goossen | Stars: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Dan Bulla

Votes: 3,680

39. Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 62 min | Comedy

Stand-up performance of comedian Ken Jeong recorded live at Pasadena, California.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Star: Ken Jeong

Votes: 1,579

40. Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

Sebastian's captivating storytelling keeps the audience engaged as he unpacks spin classes, pregnancy photoshoots, and wedding dances.

Director: Rik Reinholdtsen | Star: Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 695

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

TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 1,198

42. Jim Jefferies Alcoholocaust (2010 Video)

120 min | Documentary, Comedy

Share this *Alcoholocaust: (Meaning: The aftermath of a drinking party, usually resulting in every available horizontal surface being covered in empty booze containers, spilled beverages ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Kirkby | Star: Jim Jefferies

Votes: 2,202

43. Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

Dave Chappelle takes on gun culture, the opioid crisis, and the tidal wave of celebrity scandals in a defiant stand-up special filmed in Atlanta.

Director: Stan Lathan | Star: Dave Chappelle

Votes: 14,276



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