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1. 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: 273,191

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

TV-MA | 72 min | Comedy

8.1
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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 | Star: Dave Chappelle

Votes: 15,709

3. Joker (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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59 Metascore

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 1,080,017 | Gross: $335.45M

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: The Saturday Night Live Band, Don Pardo, Darrell Hammond, Lenny Pickett

Votes: 45,714

5. Hacks (2021– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

Stars: Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 12,815

6. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.2
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89 Metascore

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 336,819 | Gross: $23.38M

7. Inside (2021 TV Special)

TV-MA | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.7
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A musical comedy special shot and performed by Bo Burnham, alone, over the course of a very unusual year.

Director: Bo Burnham | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 38,313

8. The Big Sick (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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86 Metascore

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Votes: 128,415 | Gross: $42.87M

9. 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: 59,150

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

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

8.5
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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: 24,102

11. Good on Paper (2021)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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54 Metascore

After years of putting her career first, a stand-up comic meets a guy who seems perfect: smart, nice, successful and possibly too good to be true.

Director: Kimmy Gatewood | Stars: Iliza Shlesinger, Britney Young, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Adam Lustick

Votes: 9,761

12. Brendan Schaub: You'd Be Surprised (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

1.7
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A modern-day renaissance man, Schaub is a failed footballer, failed MMA fighter and current podcast host. Now, he adds another failure to his resume. He takes to the stage to tell his tales in his first-ever stand-up comedy special.

Director: Jay Lafayette | Star: Brendan Schaub

Votes: 3,738

13. The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.7
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A late-night talk show with a different interview format, where guests appear on stage simultaneously and the host sits to the left and not behind a desk, and with original segments like 'Carpool Karaoke'.

Stars: James Corden, Reggie Watts, Louis Waymouth, Allison Janney

Votes: 9,360

14. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 96,726 | Gross: $2.50M

15. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

Votes: 127,766 | Gross: $34.58M

16. Shithouse (2020)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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72 Metascore

A lonely college freshman forges a strong connection with his resident assistant during a fraternity party.

Director: Cooper Raiff | Stars: Cooper Raiff, Dylan Gelula, Amy Landecker, Logan Miller

Votes: 3,516

17. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson

Votes: 57,749

18. In Living Color (1990–1994)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.

Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, Shanin Lonsway

Votes: 10,404

19. Top Five (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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81 Metascore

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality television star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her television show.

Director: Chris Rock | Stars: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart

Votes: 26,367 | Gross: $25.28M

20. Funny People (2009)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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60 Metascore

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana

Votes: 116,978 | Gross: $51.86M

21. For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.3
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68 Metascore

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey, Christopher Guest

Votes: 14,580 | Gross: $5.54M

22. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Jimmy Fallon hosts the Tonight Show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Questlove

Votes: 17,269

23. Human Traffic (1999)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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53 Metascore

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

Director: Justin Kerrigan | Stars: John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Nicola Reynolds

Votes: 24,300 | Gross: $0.10M

24. The Comedian (III) (2016)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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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: 7,138 | Gross: $1.66M

25. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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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: 11,240

26. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 41 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.1
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Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jon Batiste, Stay Human, Jen Spyra

Votes: 12,987

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

TV-MA | 27 min | Short, Comedy

8.2
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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: 2,756

28. Inside Amy Schumer (2013–2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

5.9
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Amy Schumer switches from sketches, doing stand up, to interviewing people on the street and people of interest usually following a certain theme.

Stars: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Kyle Dunnigan, Kim Caramele

Votes: 12,170

29. Conan (2010–2021)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.1
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Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 23,557

30. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.3
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Moore, Arianna Huffington

Votes: 13,042

31. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

8.4
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

Votes: 9,229

32. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

TV-G | 105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 3,584

33. The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 67 min | Comedy

8.1
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Dave Chappelle gives his usual skewed insight into the topics of race, technology, OJ Simpson, and more in a stand up special filmed in Hollywood.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 11,692

34. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.5
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto and the Cletones, Guillermo Rodriguez, Cleto Escobedo III

Votes: 15,372

35. Down to Earth (2001)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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32 Metascore

After dying before his time, an aspiring black comic gets a second shot at life - by being placed in the body of a wealthy white businessman.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Eugene Levy

Votes: 23,460 | Gross: $64.19M

36. Going Overboard (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy

1.8
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship hoping for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise-ship comedy.

Director: Valerie Breiman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Zane, Burt Young

Votes: 13,197

37. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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Australian comic Hannah Gadsby reshapes standard stand-up by pairing punchlines with personal revelations on gender, sexuality and childhood turmoil.

Directors: Jon Olb, Madeleine Parry | Star: Hannah Gadsby

Votes: 11,278

38. Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 66 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dave Chappelle gives his stand about racially charged run-ins, celebrity scandals and fatherly dilemmas in his stand-up set at Austin's Moody Theater.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 10,834

39. The Emily Atack Show (2020– )

Comedy

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Emily stars in her own comedy show featuring stand-up comedy, skits and sketches and her impressions of celebrities. Each episode covers a different theme.

Stars: Emily Atack, Cole Anderson-James, Camille Ucan, Ambreen Razia

Votes: 221

40. Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy

8.8
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Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt

Votes: 9,522

41. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Topo Gigio

Votes: 1,310

42. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 1,371

43. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

Votes: 15,552 | Gross: $0.35M

44. Tosh.0 (2009–2020)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.2
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Daniel Tosh provides humorous commentary on content from the Internet.

Stars: Daniel Tosh, T.K. Kelly, Sam Jarvis, Nick Malis

Votes: 15,465

45. Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 13,381

46. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.1
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Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Ben Warheit

Votes: 6,908

47. Super Dave (1987–1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Battered and abused stuntman Super Dave Osborne gets his own nighttime talk show. In between interviews Osborne, with the help of his partner and promoter, Fuji, performs his classic stunts that never quite seem to go as planned.

Stars: Bob Einstein, Justine Campbell, Art Irizawa, Don Lake

Votes: 563

48. Kroll Show (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Show highlights Nick Kroll's incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters that pop off the screen while bringing many of his popular short-form favorites along for the ride.

Stars: Nick Kroll, Jon Daly, Jenny Slate, John Mulaney

Votes: 4,622

49. Chelsea Lately (2007–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.9
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Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about celebrity gossip, pop culture and interviews celebrities while giving her audience something to laugh at. She is accompanied by her round table guests ... See full summary »

Stars: Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler, Mike Rock, Heather McDonald

Votes: 4,553

50. Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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71 Metascore

When shy, soft-spoken Chicago detective Wayne "Mad Dog" Dobie inadvertently saves the life of local gangster Frank Milo, he's the reluctant recipient of an unusual one week "thank you" gift - a beautiful bartender named Glory.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, David Caruso

Votes: 21,256 | Gross: $11.08M



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