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1. It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions in his own unique fourth-wall breaking meta sitcom.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci, Scott Nemes

Votes: 1,300

2. The Late Shift (1996 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A dramatization of the rivalry between David Letterman and Jay Leno to over which of them would succeed Johnny Carson as the host of "The Tonight Show".

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: John Michael Higgins, Daniel Roebuck, Kathy Bates, Bob Balaban

Votes: 2,855

3. Standing Up for Sunny (2019)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An isolated guy with cerebral palsy is railroaded into helping an unassertive comedienne, and finds love and acceptance through stand up comedy.

Director: Steven Vidler | Stars: RJ Mitte, Sam Reid, Matt Nable, Ella Scott Lynch

Votes: 29

4. The Russell Howard Hour (2017– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.1
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The Russell Howard Hour is a satirical comedy show on Sky 1. It follows stand up comic Russell Howard tackling hard-hitting topics with his unique sense of humour. Its format is similar to Russell Howard's Good News that aired on BBC.

Stars: Russell Howard, Paul Chowdhry, Greg Davies, Harry Baker

Votes: 318

5. One Mic Stand (2019– )

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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India's biggest actors, politicians, musicians and influencers are trained by top comedians to perform stand-up comedy for their very first time.

Stars: Sapan Verma, Bhuvan Bam, Richa Chadha, Vishal Dadlani

Votes: 261

6. Gumshoe (1971)

GP | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Inspired by his love for Dashiell Hammett novels, nightclub comedian Eddie Ginley puts an ad in the paper as a private eye. The case he gets turns out to be a strange setup and as he digs to the bottom of it his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule

Votes: 1,310

7. 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: 7,616

8. Christopher Titus: Amerigeddon (2019 TV Special)

100 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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Stand-up comic Christopher Titus takes the stage for his eighth stand up comedy special with one goal in mind, uniting America.

Star: Christopher Titus

Votes: 121

9. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.8
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55 Metascore

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas | Stars: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks

Votes: 4,639 | Gross: $0.09M

10. Finding Fatimah (2017)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Shahid struggles to find love in the Asian community due to the stigma of his divorce, several years prior.

Director: Oz Arshad | Stars: Danny Ashok, Asmara Gabrielle, Nina Wadia, Wahab Sheikh

Votes: 890

11. Rodney Carrington: Live at the Majestic (2007 TV Special)

57 min | Comedy

8.0
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Rodney Carrington brings his Southern shtick to the stage in this live performance delivered with a Texas drawl. With his down-home attitude, the stand-up comedian's fare is fit for fans of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

Director: David Newman | Stars: Rodney Carrington, Bob Hoban, Ashlie Rhey

Votes: 135

12. Make Me Laugh (1997–1998)

Comedy, Game-Show

5.9
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An updated version of the 1979 game show of the same name. The object of the game was not to laugh at the comedians. Various comedians would have one minute each to make the contestant ... See full summary »

Stars: Chip Chinery, Ken Ober, Fran Solomita, The Legendary Wid

Votes: 34

13. Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (1987 TV Special)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Paul Reiser brings his sophisticated observational humor to home video in this rare showcase of his acclaimed talent as both actor and stand-up comedian. Reiser goes out on a whim searching... See full summary »

Director: Carl Gottlieb | Stars: Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Brooke Adams, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 44

14. Exhibit A: Denis Leary vs. Bill Hicks (2007)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

7.2
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EXHIBIT A: Leary Vs. Hicks is an experimental documentary meditation on the dangers of artistic theft in the world of stand-up comedy, and an expose on the little-known yet long-standing ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Gately | Stars: Bill Hicks, Denis Leary

Votes: 70

15. Bob Saget: That Ain't Right (2007 TV Special)

TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary

6.1
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Bob Saget does a one hour stand up special.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Star: Bob Saget

Votes: 657

16. Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell (2007 TV Special)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Kathy Griffin talks about her Emmy acceptance speech, Larry Craig, Paris Hilton, 'Paula Abdul', and _"View, The" (1997)_.

Director: Keith Truesdell | Star: Kathy Griffin

Votes: 213

17. George Jessel and His Russian Art Choir (1931)

8 min | Short, Musical

4.2
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Entertainer George Jessel introduces a choir he discovered during a trip to Russia.

Star: George Jessel

Votes: 44

18. Fosse/Verdon (2019)
Episode: All I Care About Is Love (2019)

TV-MA | 44 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.1
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As Bob is pulled between multiple projects, he and Gwen begin rehearsals for Chicago, but the mounting pressure may prove too much to bear.

Director: Minkie Spiro | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Butz, Margaret Qualley

Votes: 225

19. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Episode: Flip (1998)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy

9.1
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Larry, Hank, Arthur and the staff prepare for, and put on, Larry's last show.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 147

20. It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986–1990)
Episode: Force Boxman (1987)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy

8.1
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Garry gets the lead in a new police drama, so Red Buttons takes over the show.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Scott Nemes, Michael Tucci

Votes: 15

21. It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986–1990)
Episode: Killer Routine (1988)

Comedy

8.6
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During Garry's opening stand up routine, one of the studio audience members dies from laughing too hard. Distraught over this, Garry considers quitting the business, but Carl Reiner suggests that he talks to the dead man first.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Scott Nemes, Michael Tucci

Votes: 12

22. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (2011– )
Episode: Teller Plays with a Full Deck (2015)

TV-PG | Comedy, Game-Show, Mystery

7.0
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Magicians looking to fool them this time: Blake Vogt does a dollar version of the linking rings for P&T, Joshua Jay does a card trick blind-folded, Levent Cimkentli does a "not knot" trick ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Rosenblatt | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Jonathan Ross, Joshua Jay

Votes: 51



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