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1. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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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: 6,826

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

TV-MA | 49 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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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: 5,724

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

77 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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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: 4,628

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

TV-MA | 67 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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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: 8,320

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

80 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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Comedian Bill Burr's 2014 stand-up comedy special.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Bill Burr

Votes: 5,479

6. 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: 17,331 | Gross: $50.50M

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

TV-MA | 66 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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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: 7,880

8. 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: 15,002

9. Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 79 min | Comedy

7.9
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Live performance of British comedian Ricky Gervais filmed in London's Eventim Apollo.

Director: John L. Spencer | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 10,053

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

69 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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Comic Bill Burr's 2012 comedy special.

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

Votes: 5,002

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

TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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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: 7,331

12. Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 64 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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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: 4,848

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

TV-MA | 104 min | Comedy

7.8
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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: 2,017

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

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

8.4
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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: 6,904

15. Bill Burr: Let It Go (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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Stand-up comedian Bill Burr's 2010 comedy special.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Bill Burr

Votes: 4,088

16. 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: 8,670

17. Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? (2019 TV Special)

59 min | Comedy

6.4
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In her fourth stand-up special, Whitney Cummings returns to her hometown of Washington, D.C., and riffs on modern feminism, relationships, technology and, of course, sex robots. She also brings a very special guest to say hi.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Star: Whitney Cummings

Votes: 762

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

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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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: 6,797

19. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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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: 4,778

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

TV-MA | 73 min | Comedy

8.3
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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: 5,131

21. 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: 3,189

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

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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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: 4,334

23. Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This? (2008 TV Special)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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One of America's fastest-rising comedians, Bill Burr wields his razor-sharp wit with rare skill. You've seen him on Chappelle's Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David ... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Bill Burr

Votes: 3,498

24. Louis C.K. 2017 (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Louis C.K. muses on religion, eternal love, giving dogs drugs, email fights, teachers, and more in a live performance from Washington D.C.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Joe List

Votes: 7,809

25. Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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"Seriously Funny" stars Kevin Hart performing in front of a sold out crowd live from Cleveland, Ohio - where he delivers his hilarious and unique brand of comedy. In this unforgettable ... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Hartman | Stars: Kim Delgado, Kevin Hart, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal

Votes: 4,436

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

TV-MA | 62 min | Comedy

7.9
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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: 5,126

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

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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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: 3,215

28. Bo Burnham: what. (2013 TV Special)

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

8.5
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A musical stand-up comedy show by Bo Burnham, the famous internet musician.

Directors: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 5,859

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

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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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: 3,565

30. Nick Offerman: American Ham (2014 TV Special)

78 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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A live taping of Nick Offerman's one-man show at New York's historic Town Hall theater, featuring a collection of anecdotes, songs and woodworking/oral-sex techniques.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Marc Evan Jackson, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,187

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

TV-MA | 70 min | Comedy

7.3
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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: 2,736

32. Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017 TV Special)

TV-14 | 62 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at the comedy club where he began his career to recount his early life.

Director: Michael Bonfiglio | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Brogan, Mark Schiff, Carolyn Liebling

Votes: 4,427

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

TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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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: 1,212

34. Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn't Let Me Say (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | Comedy

4.3
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Trailblazing comic Aditi Mittal mixes topical stand-up with frank talk about being single, wearing thongs and the awkwardness of Indian movie ratings.

Director: Fazila Allana | Star: Aditi Mittal

Votes: 266

35. Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 67 min | Comedy

7.2
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Trevor Noah's Netflix one hour standup special. Amazing comedy covering race in America, immigration politics, international relations and more.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 3,569

36. 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: 9,820

37. Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos (2011 TV Special)

Unrated | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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Ventriloquist and comic Jeff Dunham takes to the stage to provide fresh comedic material with his classic puppets Walter, Peanut, Jose Jalapeño and Achmed, as well as with two never-before-seen characters with their own unique quirks.

Directors: Michael Simon, Matthew McNeil | Star: Jeff Dunham

Votes: 1,938

38. Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 (2006 TV Special)

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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In-demand comedian Katt Williams offers up The Pimp Chronicles courtesy of HBO. Williams shares his thoughts on such topics as drugs, politics and pop culture in this special event.

Directors: Anthony Anderson, Gary Binkow | Stars: Katt Williams, Anthony Anderson, André Benjamin, Da Brat

Votes: 1,476

39. Iliza Shlesinger: War Paint (2013 TV Special)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

6.7
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Her innocent good looks are just a cover for Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger's acerbic, stream-of-conscious comedy that she unleashes on an unsuspecting audience in her hometown of Dallas in her stand-up special "War Paint."

Director: Jay Chapman | Star: Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 1,513

40. Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (2017 TV Special)

TV-14 | 73 min | Comedy

7.0
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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: 1,763

41. 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

42. Chris Tucker Live (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.3
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In this Netflix special, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops as he shares his experiences from childhood to the big time.

Director: Phil Joanou | Star: Chris Tucker

Votes: 1,566

43. Chris D'Elia: Man on Fire (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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Actor and comic Chris D'Elia delivers a hilarious take down of life's greatest pitfalls in his Netflix Original comedy special "Chris D'Elia: Man on Fire."

Director: Bill D'Elia | Star: Chris D'Elia

Votes: 1,152

44. Uganda Be Kidding Me Live (2014 TV Movie)

71 min | Comedy

5.9
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A culmination of Chelsea Handler's stand-up comedy tour in support of her fourth New York Times #1 Bestseller, Uganda Be Kidding Me.

Director: James Yukich | Star: Chelsea Handler

Votes: 1,001

45. Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity (2007 TV Special)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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Jeff Dunham and his socially reckless "suitcase posse" are back in this highly anticipated follow-up to Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself (2006).

Director: Michael Simon | Stars: Jeff Dunham, Paige Dunham

Votes: 3,848

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

73 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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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: 2,132

47. Jim Jefferies: BARE (2014 TV Special)

TV-MA | 77 min | Comedy

8.1
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Covers topics from gun control to family values.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Jim Jefferies

Votes: 4,268

48. Michael Che Matters (2016 TV Special)

61 min | Comedy

7.1
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Jesus, Guns, Black Lives Matter. White girls dancing, Honest, uncompromising comedy where no topic is out of bounds

Director: Osmany Rodriguez | Stars: Michael Che, DJ Cipha Sounds, Jeremy Gaddie, Jeff Motley

Votes: 1,655

49. Louis C.K. Oh My God (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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In February, 2013, Louis brings his impish nihilism to Phoenix, Arizona. He talks about an old lady and her pet, living in Manhattan, experiencing his body's aging (he's 45), men's ... See full summary »

Director: Louis C.K. | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 8,075

50. George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 TV Special)

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New York." The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,948



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