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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 40,639

2. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.5
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Improvisational comedy competition show in which four members of the regular cast as comedians and often with guest appearances with other comedians and celebrities and members of the audience perform various comic games and sketches.

Stars: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Votes: 38,467

3. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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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: 49,437

4. Kroll Show (2013–2015)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Show highlights Nick Kroll's incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters that pop off the screen while bringing many of his popular short-form favorites along for the ride.

Stars: Nick Kroll, Jon Daly, Jenny Slate, John Mulaney

Votes: 3,953

5. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.1
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Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Ben Warheit

Votes: 5,492

6. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

36 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.2
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 5,037

7. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

7.9
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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

Votes: 12,864 | Gross: $0.33M

8. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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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: 17,657 | Gross: $50.50M

9. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon, Brian O'Neal

Votes: 15,431

10. Def Comedy Jam (1992– )

TV-MA | 300 min | Comedy

7.9
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Hosted by Martin Lawrence

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley, Joe Torry

Votes: 383

11. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.3
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This skit-filled Canadian comedy show pokes fun at the Canadian government and other national happenings.

Stars: Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford

Votes: 783

12. Amy Schumer: The Leather Special (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy

2.9
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Three minutes into her set, Amy Schumer claims that all good comedians have a "leather special," where they wear all leather and regret it later in their careers--this is hers. Amy muses on... See full summary »

Director: Amy Schumer | Stars: Amy Schumer, Kim Caramele

Votes: 8,858

13. Comedian (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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62 Metascore

A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.

Director: Christian Charles | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, Greg Giraldo

Votes: 6,230 | Gross: $2.74M

14. Joe Rogan: Triggered (2016 TV Special)

63 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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Unleashing his inquisitive, intense comedic style, Rogan explores everything from raising kids and Santa Claus to pot gummies and talking to dolphins.

Director: Anthony Giordano | Star: Joe Rogan

Votes: 3,384

15. Last Comic Standing (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.1
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The comics from season one face off against the comics from season two.

Stars: Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan, Bill Bellamy, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 1,430

16. The UCB Show (2016– )

TV-PG | Comedy

7.1
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A weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the UCB Theatres in LA and NYC. Hosted by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh

Votes: 61

17. Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.

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

Votes: 4,104

18. George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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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: 5,149

19. UCB Comedy Originals (2007– )

Short, Comedy

6.1
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UCB Comedy is the home for Sketch and Short Films from the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Stars: Matt Besser, Timothy Dunn, Jim Santangeli, Cody Lindquist

Votes: 39

20. Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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The master comedian performs in Washington DC and gives his wry observations about life, politics and his health.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 3,029

21. Beyond the Fringe (1964 TV Special)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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A TV version of the stage show originally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe (August 1962) and subsequently in London (Fortune Theatre) and Broadway.

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore

Votes: 148

22. National Lampoon Television Show: Lemmings Dead in Concert (1973 Video)

Unrated | 55 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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This music-stage performance-mockumentary showcases a mock-rock festival, Woodshuck: three days of peace, love and death. Many Woodstock performers and others are spoofed.

Directors: Tony Hendra, Michael Keady, Sean Kelly | Stars: John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Rhonda Coullet, Christopher Guest

Votes: 153

23. Getting Doug with High (2013– )

Comedy

7.1
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Comedians getting high with Doug Benson.

Stars: Doug Benson, Gabe Dylan, Todd Glass, Kassem Gharaibeh

Votes: 141

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

TV-MA | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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Stand-up comic Ricky Gervais has his second HBO special.

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,852

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

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

8.5
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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: 10,117

26. Mind of Mencia (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

3.0
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Carlos Mencia is speaking his mind and taking no prisoners. Enter the Mind of Mencia and get ready for a merciless mix of up close stand-up, unconventional street interviews, and shocking commercial parodies.

Stars: Carlos Mencia, Brad Williams, Joseph Mencia, Norma Michaels

Votes: 4,181

27. The Chris Gethard Show (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

6.8
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Chris Gethard hosts a panel of comedians and weirdos who participate in games, take calls from listeners, and generally put on a bizarre live weekly spectacle.

Stars: Chris Gethard, David Bluvband, Hallie Bulleit, Alex Clute

Votes: 322

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

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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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: 2,462

29. The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006–2010)

Comedy

6.1
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A sketch-comedy series featuring a cast of up-and-coming comics performing live skits, musical numbers and political satire.

Stars: Nicol Paone, Julie Goldman, Stephen Guarino, Jonny McGovern

Votes: 392

30. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.1
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A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

Stars: Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, Craig Lauzon

Votes: 651

31. Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy (1994)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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Stand up comedy by Martin Lawrence, filmed in the Majestic Theater in New York City. Martin Lawrence talks about everything from racism, to relationships, to his childhood.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Star: Martin Lawrence

Votes: 861 | Gross: $10.18M

32. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.3
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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney

Votes: 1,980 | Gross: $16.16M

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

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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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: 2,986

34. Lopez Tonight (2009–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

3.7
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What is this about? No one knows.

Stars: George Lopez, Alex Al, Kyle Benham, Kara R. Stribling

Votes: 872

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

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

7.8
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The fourth part in Ricky's themed live stand-up shows.

Director: Ricky Gervais | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,787

36. John Leguizamo: Freak (1998 TV Special)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Comedy

8.2
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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 1,008

37. Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (2017 TV Special)

71 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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In her first comedy special post-health scare, Sarah Silverman shares a mix of fun facts, sad truths and yeah-she-just-went-there moments.

Director: Liam Lynch | Star: Sarah Silverman

Votes: 2,963

38. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 3,362

39. Brock Wilbur: 28 Years Later (2012)

76 min | Comedy

5.0
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Zombies, literary allusions, unrepentant alcoholism, mental illness, esoteric pop-culture references, cocaine-fueled indie-rock dance moves, and more.

Director: Joe Filipas | Star: Brock Wilbur

Votes: 10

40. Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012 TV Special)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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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: 2,447

41. Little Britain: Live (2006 Video)

79 min | Comedy

7.5
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After three award-winning television series, Matt Lucas and David Walliams took Little Britain on the road. Their triumphant tour culminated with this amazing performance at the Blackpool ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Tom Baker, Anthony Head, Ruth Jones, Matt Lucas

Votes: 936

42. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Documentary, Music

6.7
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The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Graef, Julien Temple | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Jeff Beck, Alan Bennett, John Bird

Votes: 448

43. Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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Louis C.K.'s second one-hour special filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA.

Directors: Louis C.K., Shannon Hartman | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 9,518

44. Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 TV Special)

TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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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: 7,609

45. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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A series of benefit concerts to raise money for Amnesty International. Performances include comedy skits and musical numbers by a varied cast of mostly British performers. Featuring several... See full summary »

Director: Roger Graef | Stars: Paul Abrahams, Rowan Atkinson, Chris Beetles, Mike Brearley

Votes: 380

46. Speed Dating (I) (2007)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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The film tells the story of speed dating addict James Van Der Bexton as he approaches his 30th birthday.

Director: Tony Herbert | Stars: Hugh O'Conor, Emma Choy, Alex Reid, Dawn Bradfield

Votes: 213

47. Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special (2008 TV Special)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

7.5
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The multi-platinum selling comedian performs his first holiday-themed stand-up special with his friends.

Director: Michael Simon | Stars: Jeff Dunham, Brian Haner

Votes: 2,734

48. Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.4
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In his ninth comedy special, Lewis Black tears into a country that is going nowhere at the speed of light. "Old Yeller" weaves the riotous tale of a country that is so strung out on ADD ... See full summary »

Director: Zach Nial | Star: Lewis Black

Votes: 500

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

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy

7.8
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The third part of Ricky's themed live stand-up shows.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 2,780

50. The Original Latin Kings of Comedy (2002)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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In El Paso, Texas, five of the greatest Latino comics come together on one stage in one unforgettable night of uncut and raw comedy.

Director: Jeb Brien | Stars: Nayib Estefan, George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Joey Medina

Votes: 296



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