MUST WATCH STAND UP COMEDY SHOWSby wanted7590 | created - 15 Mar 2013 | updated - 21 Feb 2018 | Public
if you are new to the universe of stand up comedy...here is a guide for you if you don't know where to start
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1. 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 »
The swan song of the no1 Stand up Comedian of all time and one of the greatest spirits this world has ever seen, and as many call him ''the thinking man's comic''. A conclusion of a remarkable carrer which endured 50 years. The last of 14(!) comedy specials, at the age of 70 and a few months before his death curious George shocked the world and proved that he still got it, carlin's observational humor and social criticism at its finest, this is a must watch for everybody.
3. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)
PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy
A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.
pure clean comedy for all audiences, young, old, black and white. This comedy special will live for ever cause all the routines Bill Cosby performes here are timeless and everyone can relate to them in some way.
4. 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 »
George Calrin demonstrates us his new persona, Aggresive, Offensive, Raw, Social Critic, Sharp Humor , a mastermind at his peak.
5. 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 »
6. 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.
I call him George Carlin's lost son... think that's quite enough, he passed away early but his legacy will continue to inspire and be admired by every thinking person and true stand up comedy fan.
8. 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.
9. Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004 TV Special)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy
Are you ready for Rock? Actor/director/comedian Chris Rock performs a gut-busting set in his fourth HBO stand-up special taped before a live audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
10. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy
Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.
Votes: 17,708 | Gross: $50.50M
11. Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' (1998 TV Special)
TV-14 | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy
Live from New York City, Jerry Seinfeld, aided and abetted by a host of friends and fellow comedians, performs his 1998 Emmy-nominated performance on Broadway.
12. 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 »
13. 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.
14. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Comedy
Richard Pryor's classic 1979 concert film has him discussing a wide range of topics, including race, the police and his favorite target -- himself.
Votes: 4,118 | Gross: $15.80M
15. George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988 TV Special)
61 min | Documentary, Comedy
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.
17. 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 »
20. Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008 TV Special)
TV-MA | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy
Chris Rock's 2008 comedy tour visits London, New York and Johannesburg. Various parts of this tour are edited together to create his fifth HBO stand-up special.
21. 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.
22. 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 »
23. Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (1987 TV Special)
R | 50 min | Documentary, Comedy
Fans old and new have cause for celebration with the release of Sam Kinison: Breaking All The Rules, HBO Special. Along with being voted onto Comedy Central's All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up ... See full summary »
24. Jimmy Carr: Stand Up (2005 Video)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy
Jimmy Carr returns with a brand new live stand-up DVD. Recorded live at London's Bloomsbury theatre, Jimmy unleashes brand new material upon his audience that is just too rude for TV, ... See full summary »