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1. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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After her husband leaves her, young mother of two Miriam "Midge" Maisel discovers that she has a talent for stand-up comedy. Could this be her calling?

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 109,180

2. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 524,785 | Gross: $32.38M

3. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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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: 62,352

4. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Surreal British comedy in which Vince Noir and Howard Moon have adventures filled with oddball characters while working as Zoo Keepers, before pursuing a musical career and running a second-hand shop.

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

Votes: 22,212

5. Dave Chappelle: The Closer (2021 TV Special)

TV-MA | 72 min | Comedy

8.0
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As he closes out his slate of comedy specials, Dave takes the stage to try and set the record straight; and get a few things off his chest.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Daphne Dorman

Votes: 25,275

6. Funny Thing About Love (2021)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

4.4
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A successful business woman takes her boyfriend home for Thanksgiving only to find her family is scheming to reunite her with her lost love.

Director: Adam White | Stars: Landen Adams, Alaina Beauloye, Summer Bellessa, Barry Corbin

Votes: 183

7. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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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: 19,673 | Gross: $50.50M

8. 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: 8,606 | Gross: $21.03M

9. Nothing to Laugh About (2021)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Kasper Berntsen is a successful stand-up comedian who has everything he could wish for. One day everything changes. He learns that he has a serious illness, and his girlfriend leaves him. ... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Odd-Magnus Williamson, Sara Khorami, Øystein Martinsen, Karoline Krüger

Votes: 634

10. 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: 4,506 | Gross: $0.01M

11. 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: 1,944

12. Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

8.4
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Dave Chappelle takes on gun culture, the opioid crisis, and the tidal wave of celebrity scandals in a defiant stand-up special filmed in Atlanta.

Director: Stan Lathan | Star: Dave Chappelle

Votes: 25,765

13. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.7
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73 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: 5,794 | Gross: $38.18M

14. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy

8.1
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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: 17,578

15. This Is My Life (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.0
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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: 1,249 | Gross: $2.92M

16. Def Comedy Jam (1992–2008)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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A stand-up comedy series from Russell Simmons showcasing legendary comedians including Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, Martin Lawrence, DL Hughley, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and more.

Stars: Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, D.L. Hughley, Russell Simmons

Votes: 539

17. 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: 1,384

18. Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020 TV Special)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

6.7
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld performs at the Beacon Theatre in New York City with his take on everyday life, uncovering comedy in the commonplace.

Directors: Joe DeMaio, Steven Rimdzius | Star: Jerry Seinfeld

Votes: 5,079

19. This Fool (2022– )

Comedy | Post-production

Julio Lopez, a punk-ass bitch with a heart of gold who goes out of his way to help everyone but himself.

Stars: Michelle Ortiz, Anna Lamadrid, Sandra Marcela Hernandez, Cruz Legaspe Garcia

20. 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: 4,491 | Gross: $0.60M

21. Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 56 min | Comedy

7.0
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Comedian Dana Carvey performs an hour-long stand-up special taped before a live audience in Santa Rosa, California. He performs an all-new routine filled with off-kilter insights into society as well as impressions of well-known people.

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Dana Carvey

Votes: 403

22. Funny Bones (1995)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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: 3,734 | Gross: $0.53M

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

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

7.9
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John Mulaney relays 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, President Trump and pedophiles abducting kids.

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

Votes: 7,838

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

TV-MA | 73 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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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: 5,152

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

TV-MA | 70 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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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: 5,965

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

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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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: 4,251

27. 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: 3,599

28. 8 Winds (2021)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.1
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The film is a story about love, sacrifice, and hope set against an Arthouse noir milieu, where its sharks, vampires, and victims when a reclusive billionaire (Robert Davi), comedy club ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Coplan | Stars: Robert Davi, Leona Paraminski, Joe Sabatino, Chris Game

Votes: 74

29. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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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: 5,228 | Gross: $30.00M

30. Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American (2021 TV Special)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

7.3
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Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second hour-long Netflix original comedy special.

Director: Troy Miller | Star: Nate Bargatze

Votes: 1,328

31. Super High Me (2007)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.0
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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: 13,022

32. The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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56 Metascore

A comedy concert film that captures the on-stage performance and inspirational success story of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias.

Directors: Manny Rodriguez, Jay Lavender | Stars: Gabriel Iglesias, Jacqueline Obradors, Gina Brillon, Alfred Robles

Votes: 3,828 | Gross: $2.83M

33. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

8.1
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Dave talks about not actually growing up in the projects, the hate he received from the transgender community, and from fake news.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings

Votes: 12,197

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

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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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: 3,254

35. Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays (2014 TV Special)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Billy Crystal tells the stories of his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. The Tony Award-winning show is a funny and poignant exploration of family and fate, loving and loss.

Director: Des McAnuff | Star: Billy Crystal

Votes: 1,209

36. Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

6.5
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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: 4,454

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

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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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: 5,545

38. Pardon Mon Affaire (1976)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 2,125

39. Ricky Velez: Here's Everything (2021 TV Special)

Comedy

6.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Michael Bonfiglio | Star: Ricky Velez

Votes: 206

40. Jim Jefferies: Intolerant (2020 TV Special)

TV-MA | 66 min | Comedy

7.2
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Between scenes from an excruciating date, Jim Jefferies digs into generational differences, his own bad habits and the shifting boundaries in comedy.

Director: Scott Zabielski | Star: Jim Jefferies

Votes: 2,795

41. Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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Chris Rock's third HBO comedy special shows him performing his stand-up routine at Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Monteria Ivey

Votes: 7,094

42. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013)

R | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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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: 9,019 | Gross: $32.24M

43. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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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: 3,556

44. Dave Chappelle: 8:46 (2020 TV Special)

TV-MA | 27 min | Short, Comedy

8.1
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Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's death and racial injustice in a stand-up special filmed in Ohio.

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Star: Dave Chappelle

Votes: 3,213

45. Tig (2015)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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The personal Biography of Tig Notaro, a Stand-up comedian who was diagnosed with cancer.

Directors: Kristina Goolsby, Ashley York | Stars: Stephanie Allynne, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Bliss

Votes: 2,653

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

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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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: 5,370

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

R | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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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: 6,115 | Gross: $7.71M

48. 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: 2,318

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

TV-MA | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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George Carlin continues making people laugh with his 13th HBO stand-up special.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 4,613

50. An Evening at the Improv (1981–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Classic showcase for stand up comedy.

Stars: Budd Friedman, Bobby Collins, Rick Overton, Franklyn Ajaye

Votes: 131



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