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1. 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: 5,052

The swan song of the no1 Stand up Comedian of all time and one of the greatest spirits this world has ever seen, and as many call him ''the thinking man's comic''. A conclusion of a remarkable carrer which endured 50 years. The last of 14(!) comedy specials, at the age of 70 and a few months before his death curious George shocked the world and proved that he still got it, carlin's observational humor and social criticism at its finest, this is a must watch for everybody.

2. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

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

Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 3,349

pure clean comedy for all audiences, young, old, black and white. This comedy special will live for ever cause all the routines Bill Cosby performes here are timeless and everyone can relate to them in some way.

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: 9,885

4. Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004 TV Special)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Are you ready for Rock? Actor/director/comedian Chris Rock performs a gut-busting set in his fourth HBO stand-up special taped before a live audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Chris Rock, Dionicio Chambers, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Edwards

Votes: 4,772

5. Bill Hicks: Relentless (1992 Video)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Bill Hicks tells us how he feels about non-smokers, blow-jobs, religion, war and peace, drugs and music.

Director: Chris Bould | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 2,202

I call him George Carlin's lost son... think that's quite enough, he passed away early but his legacy will continue to inspire and be admired by every thinking person and true stand up comedy fan.

6. George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New York." The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,962

George Calrin demonstrates us his new persona, Aggresive, Offensive, Raw, Social Critic, Sharp Humor , a mastermind at his peak.

7. George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988 TV Special)

61 min | Documentary, Comedy

George Carlin changes his act by bringing politics into the act, but also talks about the People he can do without, Keeping People Alert, and Cars and Driving part 2.

Directors: Bruce Gowers, Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Robert N. Altman, Lloyd Lindsay Young

Votes: 1,722

8. Robin Williams Live on Broadway (2002 TV Special)

TV-MA | 99 min | Documentary, Comedy

The fourth HBO stand-up special by Robin Williams.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 5,550

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: 2,544

10. Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Video)

Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Comedy

Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 6,874

11. 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: 6,886

12. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 17,379 | Gross: $50.50M

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

TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 7,483

14. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Director: Joe Layton | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton, Jesse Jackson

Votes: 3,472 | Gross: $36.30M

15. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Comedy

The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Huey P. Newton, Jennifer Lee Pryor

Votes: 3,997 | Gross: $15.80M

16. Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (1987 TV Special)

R | 50 min | Documentary, Comedy

Fans old and new have cause for celebration with the release of Sam Kinison: Breaking All The Rules, HBO Special. Along with being voted onto Comedy Central's All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up ... See full summary »

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Sam Kinison, Florence Marie Marney, Denise Gallup, Dian Gallup

Votes: 530

17. Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff (2001 TV Special)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Kevin James. The big, sweaty, funny man from the hit sitcom The King of Queens performs his talents on stage.

Director: Paul Miller | Star: Kevin James

Votes: 917

18. George Carlin: Back in Town (1996 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

George Carlin brings his comedy stylings to the Beacon theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,740

19. George Carlin: Doin' It Again (1990 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, Euphemisms, They're Only Words, Dogs, Things you never hear, see or wanna hear, Some people ... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Rocco Urbisci

Votes: 2,017

20. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,559

21. Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' (1998 TV Special)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy

Live from New York City, Jerry Seinfeld, aided and abetted by a host of friends and fellow comedians, performs his 1998 Emmy-nominated performance on Broadway.

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Barryte, Grace Bustos, George Carlin

Votes: 4,707

22. Dylan Moran: Monster (2004 Video)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

Irish comedian Dylan Moran live at Vicar Street, Dublin.

Director: Michael Matheson | Stars: Dylan Moran, Mark Heap

Votes: 1,461

23. Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997 Video)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Comedy

Eddie Izzard's routine has a loose trajectory from the beginning of the Old Testament and the creation of the world in seven days to Revelations; God, in the voice of James Mason, makes ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Mac McDonald, Rhona Mitra

Votes: 2,395

24. 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: 3,812

25. Jimmy Carr: Stand Up (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Jimmy Carr returns with a brand new live stand-up DVD. Recorded live at London's Bloomsbury theatre, Jimmy unleashes brand new material upon his audience that is just too rude for TV, ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Jimmy Carr, James Mullinger, Benny Harris

Votes: 1,120

26. Lewis Black: Stark Raving Black (2009 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy

Stark Raving Black Productions proudly presents the comedy of Lewis Black in 80 minutes of outrageous topical stand-up humor. Shot at the historic Fillmore Theatre in Detroit, Stark Raving ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Dubin | Star: Lewis Black

Votes: 547

27. 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: 2,162

28. Bill Bellamy: Crazy Sexy Dirty (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian, actor and most importantly, the man who coined the phrase "booty call," Bill Bellamy is back with his brand new stand-up event.

Director: Scott L. Montoya | Stars: Bill Bellamy, Ali Siddiq, Tommy Davidson, Deon Cole

Votes: 79

29. Bill Hicks: Revelations (1993 TV Special)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

Bill Hicks in the height of his genius. Recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London, Bill Hicks opens our eyes and minds to the hypocrisy and ludicrousness of the world around us.

Director: Chris Bould | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 2,730

30. Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue (2010 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

Put the kids to bed and get ready to throw your inhibitions out the window as red-hot comedian/actor Tracy Morgan makes his HBO stand-up debut--a performance in which no subject, celebrity or situation will be off-limits.

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Tracy Morgan, Marvin McClellan

Votes: 229

31. Tom Green Live (2012)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Jay Karas | Star: Tom Green

Votes: 157

32. Steve Harvey: Still Trippin' (2008)

106 min | Comedy

Steve Harvey's 5th stand-up comedy concert, without any family friendly stuff this time.

Director: Leslie Small | Star: Steve Harvey

Votes: 44

33. Steve Harvey: Don't Trip... He Ain't Through with Me Yet (2006)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

59 Metascore

Steve Harvey, one of the Original Kings of Comedy, leaves his blue material at home in this stand-up performance in front of church-folk at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Director: Leslie Small | Stars: Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley

Votes: 147 | Gross: $0.31M

34. Def Comedy Jam (1992– )

TV-MA | 300 min | Comedy

Hosted by Martin Lawrence

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

Votes: 374

35. Sinbad: Brain Damaged (1991 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy

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Star: Sinbad

Votes: 89

36. Sinbad: Where U Been? (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

Sinbad is back and Live at a Comedy Central Concert Special with comedy and music.

Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Sinbad, Gemi Taylor, Alex Al, Judith Hill

Votes: 153

37. Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1986 TV Special)

R | 59 min | Comedy

Rodney Dangerfield is at again with an all-New stage comedy concert: "Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me". Along with his fellow comedians: Bob Nelson, Robert Townsend, Sam Kinison,... See full summary »

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Jeff Altman, Roseanne Barr, Sam Kinison

Votes: 159

38. 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: 2,411

39. 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: 1,788

40. 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: 923

41. 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: 686

42. Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup (2011 TV Special)

Not Rated | 61 min | Comedy

Norm MacDonald, the iconic anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update" and star of the cult classic Dirty Work, is back with a vengeance.

Director: David Steinberg | Star: Norm MacDonald

Votes: 701

43. Mike Epps: Under Rated... Never Faded & X-Rated (2009 TV Special)

72 min | Documentary, Comedy

The devilishly handsome and raucously funny comic Mike Epps takes the stage in his funniest ever stand-up comedy special. Epps has a knack for the absurd and his commentary on culture and ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Mike Epps, Doug E. Fresh

Votes: 201

44. 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: 5,230 | Gross: $7.71M

45. Katt Williams: Kattpacalypse (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

Katt Williams ushers in Kattpacalypse, with an explosive New Year's Eve performance filmed live in front of 7,000 screaming fans at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Star: Katt Williams

Votes: 543

46. Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 (2006 TV Special)

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Comedy

In-demand comedian Katt Williams offers up The Pimp Chronicles courtesy of HBO. Williams shares his thoughts on such topics as drugs, politics and pop culture in this special event.

Directors: Anthony Anderson, Gary Binkow | Stars: Katt Williams, Anthony Anderson, André Benjamin, Da Brat

Votes: 1,481

47. Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters (2012 TV Special)

TV-PG | 80 min | Comedy

Jeff Dunham's Minding the Monsters brings together your favorites-- Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, Jose Jalapeno... On a Steek!, and Achmed the Dead Terrorist as you've never seen them before! ... See full summary »

Directors: Manny Rodriguez, Matthew McNeil | Star: Jeff Dunham

Votes: 1,145

48. Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012 TV Special)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy