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1. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A housewife in the 1960s decides to become a stand-up comic.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 64,737

2. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 238,599

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: 49,978

4. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.3
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 19,658

5. The Comedian (2016)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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40 Metascore

A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco

Votes: 6,386 | Gross: $1.66M

6. Punchline (1988)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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52 Metascore

A medical school dropout and a housewife/mom try to make it as stand-up comedians. They become friends and help each other out at an NYC comedy club.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell

Votes: 7,712 | Gross: $21.03M

7. Being Charlie (2015)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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47 Metascore

A would-be governor's addicted son goes down the long, rough road of rehab, fighting against recovery every inch of the way.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Nick Robinson, Common, Cary Elwes, Devon Bostick

Votes: 3,766 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Bert Kreischer: Secret Time (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy

7.3
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Bert regales the audience at the Trocadero Theatre with stories about zip-lining with his family, his daughter practicing softball with an imaginary ball, and upstaging ex-NBA player Ralph Sampson at a childhood basketball camp.

Director: Todd Biermann | Star: Bert Kreischer

Votes: 1,522

9. Pardon Mon Affaire (1976)

PG | 105 min | Comedy

7.0
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As loyal as a dove, a family man is about to tell his first lie to his wife when he falls for an enchanting woman in a billowy red dress. With a bit of help, he just might get what he wishes for; however, is love always a bed of roses?

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Claude Brasseur, Guy Bedos, Victor Lanoux

Votes: 1,630

10. 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: 17,800 | Gross: $50.50M

11. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | 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: 15,573

12. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

7.9
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John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and Saturday Night Live (1975), eviscerates the value of college, and laments getting older in this comedy special. Other topics include the church, his family, Trump and pedophiles abducting kids.

Director: Alex Timbers | Stars: John Mulaney, Jon Brion, Carole Shelley

Votes: 4,946

13. More Funny Women of a Certain Age (2020 TV Special)

TV-MA | 71 min | Comedy

6.8
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Caroline Rhea headlines a cast of the funniest women of standup in a night of uninhibited, outrageous comedy. Starring Caroline Rhea, Carol Leifer, Tammy Pescatelli, Thea Vidale, Carole Montgomery and Julia Scotti.

Director: Kristen Hartley | Stars: Caroline Rhea, Carol Leifer, Tammy Pescatelli, Thea Vidale

Votes: 12

14. Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

6.4
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Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart talks about his family, travel and a year full of reckless behavior in front of a live sold-out crowd in London.

Director: Leslie Small | Star: Kevin Hart

Votes: 2,990

15. Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 73 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.

Directors: Steven Brill, Nicholaus Goossen | Stars: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Dan Bulla

Votes: 4,101

16. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.9
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76 Metascore

A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac

Votes: 5,193 | Gross: $38.18M

17. Funny Bones (1995)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Oliver Platt, Lee Evans, Leslie Caron

Votes: 3,424 | Gross: $0.53M

18. This Is My Life (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.1
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A stand-up comic (Julie Kavner) neglects her two daughters in the midst of her newfound fame.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Julie Kavner, Samantha Mathis, Gaby Hoffmann, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 1,007 | Gross: $2.92M

19. Funny Women of a Certain Age (2019 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 75 min | Comedy

6.5
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Fran Drescher leads a cast of mature women of standup in a night of uninhibited comedy. Starring Fran Drescher, Carole Montgomery, Luenell, Lynne Koplitz, Kerri Louise and Vanessa Hollingshead.

Director: Cat Solen | Stars: Fran Drescher, Vanessa Hollingshead, Lynne Koplitz, Kerri Louise

Votes: 44

20. Tell No One (2012)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Matthia is about to move to Madrid to be with his boyfriend Eduard, so he won't have to reveal to the family of being gay. Eduard, however, is convinced that their marriage has the blessing... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Silvestrini | Stars: Josafat Vagni, Monica Guerritore, Francesco Montanari, Antonino Bruschetta

Votes: 1,150

21. Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.1
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70 Metascore

The comedic stylings of four sort-of famous funnymen are brought to the big screen courtesy of this 2002 documentary.

Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 4,217 | Gross: $0.60M

22. Super High Me (2007)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.1
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Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore, Sean Tabibian

Votes: 12,641

23. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 259 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.4
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Judd Apatow presents an emotional two-part in-depth look at the life, career and complex internal struggles of his loving mentor, the influential stand-up comedian and actor Garry Shandling, based on Shandling's personal diaries.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Kevin Nealon, Mike Shandling

Votes: 1,389

24. Brock Wilbur: 28 Years Later (2012)

76 min | Comedy

5.5
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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: 11

25. 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: 5,210

26. 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: 385

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

TV-MA | 72 min | Comedy

7.6
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"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: 4,724

28. Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017 TV Special)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy

7.0
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at the comedy club where he began his career to recount his early life.

Director: Michael Bonfiglio | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Brogan, Mark Schiff, Carolyn Liebling

Votes: 4,644

29. Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing - Live (2017 Video)

86 min | Comedy

7.5
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Experience the master of stand-up comedy at the very top of his game as he explores subjects including the French, marriage, Saga holidays with his dad, his relationship with his dog, his ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Klein | Star: Micky Flanagan

Votes: 103

30. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy

8.2
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Richard Pryor's classic 1979 concert film has him discussing a wide range of topics, including race, the police and his favorite target -- himself.

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

Votes: 4,168 | Gross: $15.80M

31. This Is Not Happening (2013– )

TV-MA | Comedy

8.1
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A show hosted by Ari Shaffir in which his comedian friends tell true stories around a given theme.

Stars: Ari Shaffir, Joey Diaz, Roy Wood Jr., Jay Oakerson

Votes: 434

32. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013)

R | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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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: 8,200 | Gross: $32.24M

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

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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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: 3,649

34. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain (2011)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.4
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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: 5,430 | Gross: $7.71M

35. Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry (2016 TV Special)

87 min | Comedy

7.4
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Hawaiian - shirt enthusiast Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias finds laughs in racist gift baskets, Prius - driving cops and all - female taco trucks.

Director: Manny Rodriguez | Star: Gabriel Iglesias

Votes: 1,964

36. Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man (2009 TV Special)

TV-MA | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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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: 3,418

37. 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

38. Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? (2019 TV Special)

59 min | Comedy

6.4
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In her fourth stand-up special, Whitney Cummings returns to her hometown of Washington, D.C., and riffs on modern feminism, relationships, technology and, of course, sex robots. She also brings a very special guest to say hi.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Star: Whitney Cummings

Votes: 1,127

39. George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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George Carlin continues making people laugh with his 13th HBO stand-up special.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,981

40. 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

41. Midnight Sex Run (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

1.5
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Two men are sent on a quest to save their dads in 24 hours.

Directors: Ted Beck, Jordan Kessler | Stars: Jordan Kessler, Ted Beck, Dave Shalansky, Florence C.M. Klein

Votes: 285

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

TV-MA | 99 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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The fourth HBO stand-up special by Robin Williams.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 5,617

43. Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act (1991 TV Special)

46 min | Comedy

7.7
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Add a Plot

Director: Michael French | Star: Jim Carrey

Votes: 634

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

Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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: 6,910

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

TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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: 3,071

46. Peter Kay: Live at the Bolton Albert Halls (2003 Video)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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UK funny man Peter Kay wows an audience in this hilarious 2 hours of good British comedy

Director: Peter Kay | Stars: Peter Kay, Sally Lindsay, Amer Nazir, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,487

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

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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: 2,837

48. 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: 3,047

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

R | 83 min | Comedy

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: 2,013 | Gross: $16.16M

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

TV-14 | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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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: 4,846



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