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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,702

2. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 48,336

3. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.5
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Improvisational comedy competition show in which four members of the regular cast as comedians and often with guest appearances with other comedians and celebrities and members of the audience perform various comic games and sketches.

Stars: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Votes: 37,935

4. Kroll Show (2013–2015)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Show highlights Nick Kroll's incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters that pop off the screen while bringing many of his popular short-form favorites along for the ride.

Stars: Nick Kroll, Jon Daly, Jenny Slate, John Mulaney

Votes: 3,853

5. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

36 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.2
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 4,953

6. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, 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: 14,996

7. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.1
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Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Ben Warheit

Votes: 5,120

8. 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: 8,669

9. 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: 17,328 | Gross: $50.50M

10. Def Comedy Jam (1992– )

TV-MA | 300 min | Comedy

7.8
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Hosted by Martin Lawrence

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley, Joe Torry

Votes: 373

11. Joe Rogan: Triggered (2016 TV Special)

63 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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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: 3,184

12. Comedian (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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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: 6,155 | Gross: $2.74M

13. Last Comic Standing (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.1
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The comics from season one face off against the comics from season two.

Stars: Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan, Bill Bellamy, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 1,424

14. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

7.9
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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

Votes: 12,689 | Gross: $0.33M

15. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.3
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

Stars: Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford

Votes: 771

16. 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: 9,817

17. Mind of Mencia (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

3.0
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Carlos Mencia is speaking his mind and taking no prisoners. Enter the Mind of Mencia and get ready for a merciless mix of up close stand-up, unconventional street interviews, and shocking commercial parodies.

Stars: Carlos Mencia, Brad Williams, Joseph Mencia, Norma Michaels

Votes: 4,171

18. 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: 5,030

19. The UCB Show (2016– )

TV-PG | Comedy

7.1
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A weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the UCB Theatres in LA and NYC. Hosted by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh

Votes: 57

20. Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 TV Special)

TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy! Taped before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the... See full summary »

Director: Steven J. Santos | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 7,445

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

TV-MA | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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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: 9,321

22. The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy

5.9
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Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and Chris Farley put together this hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch celebration! With each one of their memorable characters: ... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, James Signorelli | Stars: Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade

Votes: 205

23. John Leguizamo: Freak (1998 TV Special)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Comedy

8.2
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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: 996

24. UCB Comedy Originals (2007– )

Short, Comedy

6.1
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UCB Comedy is the home for Sketch and Short Films from the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Stars: Matt Besser, Timothy Dunn, Jim Santangeli, Cody Lindquist

Votes: 37

25. The Chris Gethard Show (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

6.8
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Chris Gethard hosts a panel of comedians and weirdos who participate in games, take calls from listeners, and generally put on a bizarre live weekly spectacle.

Stars: Chris Gethard, David Bluvband, Hallie Bulleit, Alex Clute

Votes: 321

26. National Lampoon Television Show: Lemmings Dead in Concert (1973 Video)

Unrated | 55 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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This music-stage performance-mockumentary showcases a mock-rock festival, Woodshuck: three days of peace, love and death. Many Woodstock performers and others are spoofed.

Directors: Tony Hendra, Michael Keady, Sean Kelly | Stars: John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Rhonda Coullet, Christopher Guest

Votes: 151

27. Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012 TV Special)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, 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: 2,351

28. Stadium Anthems (2018)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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A female recording artist encounters the misogyny and outdated business practices of male record label executives.

Director: Scott Douglas Brown | Stars: Toddy Walters, Jude Moran, Jordan Leigh, Christopher Soren Kelly

Votes: 107

29. Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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The master comedian performs in Washington DC and gives his wry observations about life, politics and his health.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 2,973

30. Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (2017 TV Special)

71 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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In her first comedy special post-health scare, Sarah Silverman shares a mix of fun facts, sad truths and yeah-she-just-went-there moments.

Director: Liam Lynch | Star: Sarah Silverman

Votes: 2,859

31. Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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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

32. George Carlin: Back in Town (1996 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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George Carlin brings his comedy stylings to the Beacon theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,731

33. Speed Dating (I) (2007)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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The film tells the story of speed dating addict James Van Der Bexton as he approaches his 30th birthday.

Director: Tony Herbert | Stars: Hugh O'Conor, Emma Choy, Alex Reid, Dawn Bradfield

Votes: 209

34. The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006–2010)

Comedy

6.1
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A sketch-comedy series featuring a cast of up-and-coming comics performing live skits, musical numbers and political satire.

Stars: Nicol Paone, Julie Goldman, Stephen Guarino, Jonny McGovern

Votes: 389

35. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.1
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A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

Stars: Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, Craig Lauzon

Votes: 644

36. Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Stirling Gallacher

Votes: 3,980

37. Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 61 min | Comedy

6.0
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Nothing is off limits for Amy Schumer in her first original one-hour stand-up special. Schumer airs every hilarious, messed-up detail of her dating and sex life, from encounters with ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Amy Schumer

Votes: 2,738

38. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 3,342

39. Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special (2008 TV Special)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

7.5
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The multi-platinum selling comedian performs his first holiday-themed stand-up special with his friends.

Director: Michael Simon | Stars: Jeff Dunham, Brian Haner

Votes: 2,650

40. Getting Doug with High (2013– )

Comedy

7.1
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Comedians getting high with Doug Benson.

Stars: Doug Benson, Gabe Dylan, Todd Glass, Kassem Gharaibeh

Votes: 133

41. George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (2001 TV Special)

55 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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In "Complaints & Grievances," George Carlin's 12th HBO comedy special, taped at the Beacon Theater in New York on November 17, 2001 (ten weeks after 9/11), Carlin casts his usual jaundiced ... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,089

42. Russell Brand in New York City (2009 TV Special)

TV-MA | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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Russell Brand, the unexpected star and scene-stealer of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and controversial host of the 2008 VMA's, makes his Comedy Central debut with "Russell Brand in New York ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito | Stars: Russell Brand, Brian Balthazar

Votes: 406

43. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.3
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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney

Votes: 1,944 | Gross: $16.16M

44. The Queens of Comedy (2001 Video)

R | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.2
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Four African American women, profane and brassy, bring stand-up comedy to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Miss Laura Hayes opens the show and serves as emcee. She tells family ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Purcell | Stars: Adele Givens, Laura Hayes, Mo'Nique, Sommore

Votes: 454

45. Lopez Tonight (2009–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

3.7
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What is this about? No one knows.

Stars: George Lopez, Alex Al, Kyle Benham, Kara R. Stribling

Votes: 867

46. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special (2010 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.6
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Tim and Eric perform in front of a "live" studio audience for their "Chrimbus" special all while advertising their dvd for the same broadcast.

Directors: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Benjamin Berman | Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 662

47. Comedy Now! (1997– )

Comedy

5.4
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30 minutes of straight-up, stand-up comedy.

Stars: Lee Marshall, James Cunningham, Terry McGurrin, John Wing

Votes: 252

48. The Mighty Boosh Live (2006 Video)

142 min | Comedy

8.2
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon bring their surreal adventures to the stage.

Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Julian Barratt, Matt Berry, Dave Brown, Michael Fielding

Votes: 1,229

49. Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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Award-winning actor/comedian Ricky Gervais' first-ever HBO stand-up special features his unique takes on such disparate issues as fund-raising, autism, fame, nursery rhymes, Nazis, moronic friends, obesity and more.

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 2,399

50. George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988 TV Special)

61 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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George Carlin changes his act by bringing politics into the act, but also talks about the People he can do without, Keeping People Alert, and Cars and Driving part 2.

Directors: Bruce Gowers, Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Robert N. Altman, Lloyd Lindsay Young

Votes: 1,718



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