Most Popular Observational Comedy Movies and TV Shows
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4. Comedian (2002)
R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy
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.
Votes: 6,151 | Gross: $2.74M
5. That's Life! (1973–1994)
Esther Rantzen and the team present a variety of subjects, including consumer advice, rights and investigations, topical news-related vox pops, and lighthearted items such as clever pets and hilarious misspelt signs.
6. George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 TV Special)
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 »
7. Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2016)
TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A successful singer-songwriter hatches a plan to help his friend's struggling comedy career and broken love life by hiring him as his opening act on his solo tour.
10. Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985–1987)
30 min | Comedy
Sketch based show starring 'Victoria Wood', 'Julie Walters' and many others. Included regular items such as "Acorn Antiques" with Julie as Mrs Overall and a regular advice slot from Agony ... See full summary »
11. Housewife, 49 (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, War
In the late 1930s Nella Last, a housewife aged 49, living in Barrow-in-Furness on the North West English coast,agrees to send details of her routine to the Mass observation project,a ... See full summary »
13. Eric & Ernie (2011 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
A telling of the fledging careers and early days of the comedy duo that was Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, from their dance-hall performances of northern England to cult status.
14. 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.
17. Michael & Michael Have Issues (2009– )
Best friends and collaborators for over 20 years, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter finally have their own TV show. There's just one problem: they are their own worst enemies.
18. George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head (1986 TV Special)
60 min | Documentary, Comedy
Legendary comedian George Carlin tackles some of his favorite subjects along with his brand of comedy and humor.
20. 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 »
23. Heather McDonald: I Don't Mean to Brag (2014 TV Special)
TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy
Heather McDonald just doesn't hold back on anything, especially when recounting the many ways she attempts to balance fame and family. Really, what's a mother to do when her young son ... See full summary »
24. Mid Life Christmas (2009 TV Movie)
59 min | Comedy
'Lark Pies to Cranchesterford' is a sunny costume spoof in which Victorian teenager Araminty Fich leaves her humble hamlet to work in the Post and Potato Office in the bustling town of ... See full summary »
27. Erik Griffin: The Ugly Truth (2017 TV Special)
TV-MA | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy
In his first ever stand-up comedy special, Erik Griffin breaks it down while talking about himself, society as a whole and everything in between.
28. Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (1987 TV Special)
60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
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 »
32. Richard Jeni: Platypus Man (1992 TV Special)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy
This the late Richard Jeni's non-stop joyride that won the prestigious Cable Ace Award for "Best Stand-Up Comedial Special." Highlights include: "The Bad News" with newscaster Grim Carnage,... See full summary »
33. Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast (1992 TV Special)
49 min | Comedy
A spoof of ITV's magazine show This Morning, presented by Sally Cumbernauld (Wood) and Martin Crossthwaite (Preston), with sketches, adverts, an exercise ritual with Polly (Blake, an ... See full summary »
40. Bill Engvall: Aged & Confused (2009 TV Special)
60 min | Comedy
From the multi-platinum comedian that brought you the #1 comedy albums Here's Your Sign, 15 Degrees Off Cool, Now That's Awesome. and Dorkfish, comes the newest release from Bill Engvall, Aged and Confused.
42. Comic Relief (1991 TV Special)
395 min | Comedy
Having taken a year off to spend all the money from the previous two Red Nose Days, Comic Relief returns with 'The Stonker', the biggest and baddest fund raising night of comedy yet, helped... See full summary »
43. Victoria Wood: Live (1997 Video)
97 min | Comedy
Regarded as one of Victoria Wood's best ever concerts, this was recorded during her 1997 UK tour, where she played to over half a million people and appeared at The Royal Albert Hall for an unprecedented fifteen nights.
44. Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood (2016 TV Special)
47 min | Documentary, Comedy
In this celebration of the life and work of the hugely popular entertainer, who died in April 2016, friends and fans pay tribute to a great comic talent. Victoria Wood wrote some of ... See full summary »
48. Comic Relief (1988 TV Special)
450 min | Comedy
The first night of Comic Relief on Red Nose day 1988 hosted by Lenny 'Nice Suit' Henry and Griff 'Stupid Hat' Rhys Jones. Participants managed to raise over 15 million pounds for charity projects in Britain and Africa.