The Top 25 Highest Rated Stand Up Performances

by CorleoneWarrior88 | created - 22 Jan 2018 | updated - 23 Jan 2018 | Public

The Top 25 Stand Up Performances, as rated on IMDb

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1. 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: 7,791

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

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 3,021

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

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 2,800

4. Bill Hicks: Relentless (1992 Video)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Bill Hicks tells us how he feels about non-smokers, blow-jobs, religion, war and peace, drugs and music.

Director: Chris Bould | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 2,227

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

TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 7,606

6. Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Video)

Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Comedy

Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 6,895

7. George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 5,150

8. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,615

9. 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: 2,762

10. 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: 9,516

11. 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: 2,061

12. 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: 10,110

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

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 7,176

14. Robin Williams Live on Broadway (2002 TV Special)

TV-MA | 99 min | Documentary, Comedy

The fourth HBO stand-up special by Robin Williams.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 5,590

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

55 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 3,137

16. Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997 Video)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Comedy

Eddie Izzard's routine has a loose trajectory from the beginning of the Old Testament and the creation of the world in seven days to Revelations; God, in the voice of James Mason, makes ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Mac McDonald, Rhona Mitra

Votes: 2,411

17. Eddie Izzard: Definite Article (1996 Video)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy

'Definite Article' marks that thrilling moment when a promising talent moves up several gears into major stardom"--Daily Telegraph, UK

Director: Ed Bye | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 1,984

18. George Carlin: Doin' It Again (1990 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, Euphemisms, They're Only Words, Dogs, Things you never hear, see or wanna hear, Some people ... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Rocco Urbisci

Votes: 2,056

19. Dylan Moran: Monster (2004 Video)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

Irish comedian Dylan Moran live at Vicar Street, Dublin.

Director: Michael Matheson | Stars: Dylan Moran, Mark Heap

Votes: 1,475

20. Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011 Video)

63 min | Documentary, Comedy

Louis jokes about fatherhood, success, and flying first class at the Beacon Theatre in New York.

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

Votes: 8,828

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

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 8,228

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

TV-MA | 80 min | Comedy

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

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Bill Burr

Votes: 5,932

23. George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

George Carlin continues making people laugh with his 13th HBO stand-up special.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,905

24. Bill Bailey: Part Troll (2004 Video)

93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

A live stand up show featurng musical comedian Bill Bailey.

Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Bill Bailey, Kevin Eldon, John Moloney, Martin Trenaman

Votes: 1,332

25. Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met (1986 TV Special)

65 min | Documentary, Comedy

In this hilarious stand up comedy, Robin Williams is energetic, witty and again hilarious. It's the number one stand up comedy of all time.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 1,263



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