Standup Specials [Favorites]

by takingthereins | created - 27 Jan 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

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1. Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (2015 TV Special)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy

Jen Kirkman's original comedy special delivers some sharp, hilarious truths about life at 40 as filmed at the North Door in Austin, Texas.

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: Kelly Patton, Wilder S. Patton, Carol Hickey, Fermin Navar

Votes: 1,270

2. Tom Segura: Mostly Stories (2016 TV Special)

73 min | Comedy

The bearded, bawdy and comically bitter Tom Segura gets real about body piercings, the "Area 51" of men's bodies, and the lie he told Mike Tyson.

Directors: Jay Karas, Rami Hachache | Stars: Gabriel G. Alvarez, I. Elijah Baughman, Brandon Brown, Davis Choh

Votes: 2,491

3. 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: 3,420

4. Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious (2007 TV Special)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

Comedy's chosen one, Daniel Tosh, has been healing the sick, stopping wars, helping underprivileged children... and filming Completely Serious, the single greatest hour in comedy. What have... See full summary »

Director: Manny Rodriguez | Star: Daniel Tosh

Votes: 2,923

5. Uganda Be Kidding Me Live (2014 TV Movie)

71 min | Comedy

A culmination of Chelsea Handler's stand-up comedy tour in support of her fourth New York Times #1 Bestseller, Uganda Be Kidding Me.

Director: James Yukich | Star: Chelsea Handler

Votes: 1,041

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

Not Rated | 56 min | 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: 2,282

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

80 min | 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: 3,488

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

Not Rated | 61 min | 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: 2,226

9. 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: 2,570

10. Comedy Central Presents (1998– )
Episode: Donald Glover (2010)

TV-14 | 21 min | Documentary, Comedy

Donald Glover talks about the advantages of being called the "n" word, getting advice from Tracy Morgan, and the difference between crazy ex-boyfriends and crazy ex-girlfriends.

Star: Donald Glover

Votes: 62

11. Doug Stanhope: No Refunds (2007 Video)

R | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Not all stand-up comedy is spot-cleaned and pre-packaged for the masses. Like the legends who were born out of smokey, booze-soaked nightclubs of decades past, Doug Stanhope spews his own ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Lage | Stars: Doug Stanhope, Amy Bingaman

Votes: 983

12. 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: 5,215

13. 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: 3,986

14. Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High (2014 TV Special)

TV-MA | 63 min | Comedy

Perched high above it all in Denver, Joe Rogan¹s brand-new one-hour stand-up special, "Rocky Mountain High," has a clear perspective. Tune in to find out the real meaning of infinity, why ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Joe Rogan

Votes: 599

15. 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: 3,428

16. 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: 8,206 | Gross: $32.24M

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

63 min | 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: 8,927

18. Comedy Central Presents (1998– )
Episode: Mitch Hedberg (1999)

TV-PG | 23 min | Documentary, Comedy

Mitch Hedberg's half-hour special on Comedy Central, as part of their Comedy Central Presents series.

Directors: Paul Miller, John Fortenberry | Star: Mitch Hedberg

Votes: 535

19. Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen (2011 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

It's Charlie Sheen's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Seth MacFarlane, Kate Walsh, Jeffrey Ross

Votes: 5,147

20. Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 70 min | Comedy

It's James Franco's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jeffrey Ross, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 3,998

21. Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy

The aggravatingly amiable star of "Full House," "America's Funniest Home Videos"

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Jeffrey Ross, Susie Essman

Votes: 1,937

22. Russell Brand: Messiah Complex (2013 Video)

TV-MA | 99 min | Documentary, Comedy

Russell Brand takes on Icons, corporations, commercial exploitation, cult of personality, celebrity worship, sex, drugs and his own hypocrisy in a hilarious and scathing performance filmed live at London's Historic Hammersmith Apollo.

Star: Russell Brand

Votes: 1,119

23. Josh Blue: Sticky Change (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 52 min | Documentary, Comedy

Josh Blue, winner of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" is back with his new special "Sticky Change." He turns his cerebral palsy into a hilarious standup where he cracks jokes and tells stories ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Chapman | Star: Josh Blue

Votes: 140

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

Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy

In his first stand-up special, Comedian Bill Burr takes aim at the stuff that drives us crazy, political correctness gone haywire, and girlfriends; or as he calls them, "relentless psycho robots."

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Bill Burr

Votes: 3,763

25. 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: 4,430

26. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

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: 4,671 | Gross: $0.09M

27. The Comedians of Comedy (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Documentary

46 Metascore

Follow four comedians as they tour the States.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Zach Galifianakis

Votes: 2,483 | Gross: $0.00M

29. Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts (2011 TV Special)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

Following his acclaimed debut special Completely Serious, Daniel, host of Comedy Central's hit show Tosh.0, headed to San Francisco to take on pop culture, sports, religion and politics in his latest stand-up special.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Daniel Tosh, Matthew Fulchiron

Votes: 2,207

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: 646

31. Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012 TV Special)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy

With his unique brand of youthful storytelling Donald Glover brings down the house in his hysterical stand-up special, Weirdo.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Donald Glover

Votes: 2,509

32. The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy

56 Metascore

A comedy concert film that captures the on-stage performance and inspirational success story of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias.

Directors: Manny Rodriguez, Jay Lavender | Stars: Gabriel Iglesias, Jacqueline Obradors, Gina Brillon, Alfred Robles

Votes: 3,578 | Gross: $2.83M

33. Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40! (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy

A no holds barred concert with award winning filmmaker and raconteur Kevin Smith. In this special celebrating his milestone 40th birthday, Kevin answers questions from his fans, revealing stories and hilarious truths. In HD.

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson | Star: Kevin Smith

Votes: 1,121

34. Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

Gabriel Iglesias returns to the stage in this all-new comedy special where he performs in front of a packed house at the historic Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas. Go to the restroom before ... See full summary »

Director: Manny Rodriguez | Star: Gabriel Iglesias

Votes: 2,245

35. Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

In front of an adoring crowd in Honolulu, comedian Gabriel Iglesias relates tales from his childhood and career, and even uses some local slang.

Star: Gabriel Iglesias

Votes: 1,493

36. Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope (2015)

TV-14 | 84 min | Documentary, Comedy

In response to Morgan Spurlock's COMIC-CON: A FAN'S HOPE, comedian Doug Benson (SUPER HIGH ME) stars in this doc that looks at San Diego Comic-Con from his hazy perspective. Featuring ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito | Stars: Doug Benson, Scott Aukerman, Brian Posehn, Kulap Vilaysack

Votes: 419

37. Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale (2006 TV Special)

TV-14 | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

In this brand-new comedy performance, he's more hilarious than ever with his unique style of self-deprecating observations and catty audience commentary.

Director: Michael Drumm | Stars: Jim Gaffigan, Jeannie Gaffigan

Votes: 3,417

38. Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe (2012 Video)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary, Comedy

Jim Gaffigan does it again with his new stand-up Mr. Universe. Gaffigan jumps from topic to topic joking around with a varied number of topics. Some of the topics included are McDonalds, family, Disney World, and much more.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 3,022

39. Jim Gaffigan: King Baby (2009 TV Special)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

The greatly anticipated follow-up to the platinum-selling "Beyond the Pale." In this Austin performance that capped off his sold-out 2008 stand-up tour, Gaffigan does not let the audience ... See full summary »

Director: Troy Miller | Star: Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 2,148

40. Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed (2014 TV Special)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Jim Gaffigan bursts back on the scene with this eagerly anticipated fourth comedy special. Dubbed the "King of Clean Comedy" by The Wall Street Journal, Jim's obsession with all things food... See full summary »

Director: Jay Chapman | Star: Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 1,773

41. Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy

Comedian Joe Rogan tackles everything from evolution to making babies to gay marriage in his brand new uncut stand-up special recorded live at the sold-out Southern Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.

Director: Anthony Giordano | Star: Joe Rogan

Votes: 590

42. Joe Rogan: Live (2006 Video)

58 min | Documentary, Comedy

Regardless of Joe Rogan's success on television with the Ultimate Fighting Championship or hosting Fear Factor or co-starring in NewsRadio, his true love is stand-up comedy. With more than ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Joe Rogan, Joey Diaz

Votes: 1,150

43. John Mulaney: New in Town (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

Comedian John Mulaney talks about his milk toast boyish looks, his childhood, his Jewish girlfriend, his gayish charm, his favorite TV shows, Ice-T, a homeless person he met in N.Y., and a prostate exam with Batman.

Directors: Ryan Polito, Jake Szymanski | Stars: John Mulaney, Amy Schumer

Votes: 4,808

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

TV-MA | 72 min | 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: 4,733

45. 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: 5,434 | Gross: $7.71M

46. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

8.5