Stand up Comedy Specials

Stand up comedians I think are amazing in no particular order.
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1.
Doug Stanhope: No Refunds (2007 Documentary)
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Not all stand-up comedy is spot-cleaned and pre-packaged for the masses. Like the legends who were born out of smokey... (61 mins.)
Director: Milton Lage
“ Brilliant acidic & warm. Feels like a shot of good whiskey on a cold dark night. ” - kaitlindibble
 
2.
Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special! (2012 TV Special)
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Spend an intimate evening with Maria Bamford in her cozy 'shot-at-home' comedy special. Gleeful, thrilling, and oh so awkward Maria gets snug with her two person audience consisting of only her parents. (49 mins.)
Director: Jordan Brady
“ love everything this woman does. Probably would have gone with posting her special "Plan B" but it didn't come up in listing so I'm going with The Special Special Special ” - kaitlindibble
 
3.
Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room (2011 TV Special)
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Elephant In The Room, filmed at the acclaimed Montreal Comedy Festival, is Patrice's first full-length special. (78 mins.)
 
4.
Bill Burr: Let It Go (2010 Documentary)
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Stand-up comedian Bill Burr's 2010 comedy special. (65 mins.)
Director: Shannon Hartman
Stars: Bill Burr
“ haven't decided whether to list multiple specials from one artist but if I do I'd post every special of Bill Burr & Doug Stanhope ” - kaitlindibble
 
5.
Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired (2006 Documentary)
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Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America... (70 mins.)
Director: Michael Drumm
“ Same goes with this woman. the whole evolution of Wanda Sykes is a force to watch. ” - kaitlindibble
 
6.
David Cross: Bigger & Blackerer (2010 Video)
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Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening at Boston's Wilbur Theatre... (90 mins.)
Director: Lance Bangs
 
7.
Doug Stanhope: Beer Hall Putsch (2013 Documentary)
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Named after Hitler's first failed coup attempt, Beer Hall Putsch draws you deeper into the acerbic comic's... (61 mins.)
Director: Jay Karas
“ Brilliant acidic & warm. Feels like a shot of whiskey on a cold night dark night. ” - kaitlindibble
 
8.
Dave Attell: Captain Miserable (2007 Documentary)
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Dave Attell Performs stand up comedy at the Lincoln Theater in Washington D.C. (58 mins.)
Director: Beth McCarthy
 
9.
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011 Documentary)
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Louis jokes about fatherhood, success, and flying first class at the Beacon Theatre in New York. (63 mins.)
Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Louis C.K.
 
10.
Gone Madigan (2010 Documentary)
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Kathleen Madigan is just brilliantly funny and is still, after 20 years in the business, actually having fun. (64 mins.)
Director: Shannon Hartman
 
11.
Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain (2004 Documentary)
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Stand-up special from Patton Oswalt. (42 mins.)
Director: Paul Miller
 
12.
Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices (2009 Documentary)
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You know him as the guy who rips everyone apart at the Comedy Central Roasts. Now watch him in his first one-hour special... (41 mins.)
Director: Joel Gallen
 
13.
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (2004 Documentary)
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Chappelle cuts loose in what he does best, Chappelle-style! And for what it's worth, no one is safe from Dave! (60 mins.)
Director: Stan Lathan
 
14.
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982 Documentary)
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Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip. (82 mins.)
Director: Joe Layton
 
15.
This Is Not Happening (2013 Mini-Series)
Episode: Joey Diaz Does Heroin (2013)
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A show hosted by Ari Shaffir in which his comedian friends tell true stories around a given theme.
“ not a special but a great series a great comedian & this story especially i love. ” - kaitlindibble
 
16.
Doug Stanhope: Oslo - Burning the Bridge to Nowhere (2011 Video)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Bjorn Opsahl
 
17.
Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This? (2008 Documentary)
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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... (55 mins.)
Director: Shannon Hartman
Stars: Bill Burr
 
18.
Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same. (2012 Documentary)
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Comic Bill Burr's 2012 comedy special. (69 mins.)
Director: Jay Karas
 
19.
Margaret Cho: CHO Revolution (2004 Video)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Lorene Machado
 
20.
Comedy Central Presents (1998 TV Series)
Episode: Mitch Hedberg (1999)
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Mitch Hedberg's half-hour special on Comedy Central, as part of their Comedy Central Presents series. (30 mins.)
“ anything by Mitch Hedberg ” - kaitlindibble
 
21.
The Comedians of Comedy (2005 Documentary)
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Follow four comedians as they tour the States. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Blieden
“ great behind the scenes, from the backseat & stage ” - kaitlindibble
 
22.
Ron White: They Call Me Tater Salad (2004 Documentary)
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Ron White does an hour long standup routine about his life, things that bother him, and other thoughts. (56 mins.)
Director: Michael Drumm
Stars: Ron White
“ I love the rhythm of this guy. Great storyteller ” - kaitlindibble
 
23.
Morgan Murphy: Irish Goodbye (2014 TV Special)
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Morgan Murphy brings dry and self-deprecating wit to the stage for this hilarious, gin-soaked special. Murphy's first target is always herself, but won't hesitate to bring down everyone from Planned Parenthood to teenage sexters. (51 mins.)