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1. 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: 8,145

2. 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: 8,716

3. 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: 9,947

4. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013)

R | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

53 Metascore

Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart delivers material from his 2012 "Let Me Explain" concert tour.

Directors: Leslie Small, Tim Story | Stars: Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Will 'Spank' Horton, Joey Wells

Votes: 8,026 | Gross: $32.24M

5. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain (2011)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

Experience the show that quickly became a national phenomenon, and get an up close and personal look at Kevin Hart back in Philly, where he began his journey to become one of the funniest comedians of all time. You will laugh 'til it hurts.

Directors: Leslie Small, Tim Story | Stars: Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Will 'Spank' Horton, Harry Ratchford

Votes: 5,254 | Gross: $7.71M

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

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

"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: 4,506

7. Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man (2009 TV Special)

TV-MA | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

With his wisecracking one-of-a-kind style of comedy, Kevin Hart pokes fun at everyone - even his audience.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Kevin Hart

Votes: 3,221

8. Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 53 min | Comedy

Prepare for an evening of riotously shocking material as sharp-witted stand-up superstar Sarah Silverman steps up for her first HBO solo special.

Director: Liam Lynch | Stars: Sarah Silverman, Daniel Steven Gonzalez, Cuete Yeska, Mike G.

Votes: 1,181

9. Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

63 Metascore

Narrative digressions on sex, race, politics, and more from comedienne Sarah Silverman.

Director: Liam Lynch | Stars: Sarah Silverman, Brian Posehn, Laura Silverman, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 5,325 | Gross: $1.32M

10. Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words (2010 TV Special)

TV-MA | 63 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

The internet (and soon to be movie, TV, radio, etc.) phenomenon, Bo Burnham, brings you his first one-hour stand-up special "Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words" from the House of Blues in Boston.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 2,233

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

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

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

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

Votes: 5,980

12. Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive (2013 TV Special)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Aziz Ansari focuses his unique viewpoint on pending adulthood, babies, marriage and love in the modern era.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern | Star: Aziz Ansari

Votes: 3,372

13. Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious (2012 TV Special)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Aziz Ansari channels his crude side in this 2012 comedy special, taking on topics like watching porn and the struggles of dating in New York City.

Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Aziz Ansari

Votes: 2,170

14. Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian Aziz Ansari presents his highly anticipated, hour-long debut stand-up special. The critically acclaimed stand-up and actor (Parks and Recreation, Funny People) discusses topics ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Woliner | Stars: Aziz Ansari, Brandon Johnson, Sara Von Gillern, Christina Glur

Votes: 2,227

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

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 2,421

16. Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

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

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

Votes: 4,029

17. Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004 Video)

68 min | Documentary, Comedy

A year after Animals, Ricky Gervais comes back with his second stand up comedy tour: Politics.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ash Atalla

Votes: 2,930

18. Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007 Video)

79 min | Documentary, Comedy

The third part of Ricky's themed live stand-up shows.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 2,726

19. Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science (2010 Video)

86 min | Documentary, Comedy

The fourth part in Ricky's themed live stand-up shows.

Director: Ricky Gervais | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,728

20. Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special (2010 TV Special)

TV-MA | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy

Stand-up comic Ricky Gervais has his second HBO special.

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,801

21. Reggie Watts: Why $#!+ So Crazy? (2010 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy, Music

Reggie Watts performing live at three New York venues bookended with sketches.

Director: Duncan Skiles | Stars: Beth Hoyt, Scott Key, Ashley Parchment, Reggie Watts

Votes: 280

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

TV-MA | 69 min | Comedy

Funnyman Bill Burr takes the stage to uncork a profanity-laced, incisive routine that pokes fun at plastic surgery, reality TV, gold diggers and more.

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

Votes: 5,220

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

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy

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

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Bill Burr

Votes: 4,202

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

Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy

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: 3,595

25. 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: 3,830

26. Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock.

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Monteria Ivey, Ali LeRoi

Votes: 3,471

27. Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy, Documentary

In his third HBO stand-up special, Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 stand-up comedy presentation. Also released as an album, ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Monteria Ivey

Votes: 6,263

28. HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1994– )
Episode: Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (1994)

TV-MA | 27 min | Documentary, Comedy

The first HBO stand-up special by comedian Chris Rock.

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Monteria Ivey

Votes: 829

29. Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971)

R | 48 min | Comedy, Documentary

Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

Director: Michael Blum | Star: Richard Pryor

Votes: 931

30. David Cross: Bigger & Blackerer (2010 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy

Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening at Boston's Wilbur Theatre. Only by watching this video will you learn of Cross unique relationship with ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: David Cross, Todd Glass, Dean Crow, Mort Burke

Votes: 641

33. David Cross: The Pride Is Back (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 55 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian David Cross hits the stage with this stand-up special. The co-star of HBO's cult comedy series 'Mr. Show With Bob and David,' Cross promises to skewer anything and everything in ... See full summary »

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: David Cross, Molly Brenner, Amiira Ruotola

Votes: 551

34. Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain (2004 TV Special)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

Stand-up special from Patton Oswalt.

Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Scott Ian

Votes: 841

35. Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour (2011 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

In his fourth (and GRAMMY-nominated) full-length special, Patton Oswalt covers a range of topics from how hipsters make the Spam museum sad to the greatness of sweatpants and revisits his attack on KFC Famous Bowls.

Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 689

36. Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong (2009 TV Special)

Unrated | 64 min | Documentary, Comedy

The critically-acclaimed comedian, actor, writer, and voice of Remy the Rat (the Oscar-winning Ratatouille) takes time out from his many film and television outings to return to the comedy stage for his fourth stand-up special.

Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 1,035

37. An Evening with P. Oswalt (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Comedy

This DVD is a recording of the show Patton Oswalt performed in Athens, Georgia. It's a version of his Werewolves and Lollipops show, second solo album (also available on CD), and he ranges ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 454

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

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 3,306

39. An Evening with Robin Williams (1983 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Robin Williams performs his act in San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Although he does do some of his more well known routines, much of the footage is devoted to Williams' frenetic, completely off the wall improvisation.

Director: Don Mischer | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 969

40. An Evening with Kevin Smith (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 224 min | Comedy, Documentary

Kevin Smith interacts in Q&A sessions throughout various college stops in the USA.

Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier, Anthony Snitzer

Votes: 5,965

41. An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006 Video)

Unrated | 239 min | Documentary, Comedy

In this second Q&A with Kevin Smith he now enters the homes of some of his fans in Toronto and London.

Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: Kevin Smith, Andre H. Arruda, Jason Mewes, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith

Votes: 2,842

42. Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Comedy

Kevin Smith brings his famous and "infamous" Q&A back to his hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey for his 37th birthday.

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson | Stars: Kevin Smith, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Harley Quinn Smith, Grace Smith

Votes: 1,509

43. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

84 Metascore

A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu

Votes: 8,554 | Gross: $11.69M

44. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

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: 48,745

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

Not Rated | 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: 6,979

46. 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: 7,542

48. Bill Cosby: Far from Finished (2013 TV Special)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy

Bill Cosby is "Far From Finished." In his first special in thirty years, he leaves the audience asking, "How did he get inside our house?" Whether he's talking about friendship, love or ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Bill Cosby, Deana J. Becker, Stephanie Stallaing, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 446