MUST WATCH STAND UP COMEDY SHOWS

by wanted7590 | created - 15 Mar 2013 | updated - 21 Feb 2018 | Public

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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 »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 5,168

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.

2. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Director: Joe Layton | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton, Jesse Jackson

Votes: 3,544 | Gross: $36.30M

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.

Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 3,368

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 »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,036

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 »

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 6,900

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.

Director: Chris Bould | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 2,238

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.

7. 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: 5,599

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.

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

Votes: 10,171

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.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Chris Rock, Dionicio Chambers, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Edwards

Votes: 4,846

10. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 17,708 | 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.

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Barryte, Grace Bustos, George Carlin

Votes: 4,810

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 »

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

Votes: 7,641

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.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,814

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.

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Huey P. Newton, Jennifer Lee Pryor

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.

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

Votes: 1,758

16. 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: 7,234

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 »

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

Votes: 2,061

18. 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: 1,482

19. Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff (2001 TV Special)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Kevin James. The big, sweaty, funny man from the hit sitcom The King of Queens performs his talents on stage.

Director: Paul Miller | Star: Kevin James

Votes: 951

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.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Chris Rock

Votes: 3,889

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.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,627

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 »

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

Votes: 2,411

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 »

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Sam Kinison, Florence Marie Marney, Denise Gallup, Dian Gallup

Votes: 542

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 »

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Jimmy Carr, James Mullinger, Benny Harris

Votes: 1,145

25. Dane Cook: Vicious Circle (2006 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

Vicious Circle captures the hottest comic in America in his first HBO comedy event, a unique "in the round" performance before his hometown Boston fans.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Dane Cook

Votes: 2,561



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