Eddie Murphy RawNovember 25, 1987
Eddie Murphy delights, shocks and entertains with dead-on celebrity impersonations, observations on '80s love, sex and marriage, a remembrance of Mom's hamburgers and much more.
Louis C.K.: ShamelessJanuary 12, 2007
Louis C.K. is back on HBO in an ALL-NEW hour of raw no-holds-barred stand-up comedy! The creator and star of the 2006 comedy series Lucky Louie, performs in front of a live audience in LA at the Henry Fonda Theater. Louis C.K. covers issues near and dear to his heart like marriage, lying to your spouse, having kids and losing your privacy, and obligatory sex among husbands and wives.
Dave Chappelle: For What It's WorthAugust 16, 2005
Comedian Dave Chappelle does what he does best in this outrageous and hilarious standup performance, which allows him to push the envelope far beyond what he does on his TV show. Taped in San Francisco at the famed Fillmore, Chappelle lets loose on such topics as black celebrities, what it's like to have raunchy fans of his TV show approach him while he's trying to enjoy Disneyland with his kids, Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant... and crackheads, of course. It's comedy Chappelle-style and, for what it's worth, no one is safe from his barbs. But you already knew that!
Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and FluffyAugust 7, 2007
Gabriel Iglesias is one of the fastest-rising comics today! With his unique brand of humor, lovable stage presence and wide range of voices and impressions, it's no wonder that he already has a huge fan following. Now you can see Comedy Central's "Comic of the Year" in his sold-out performance at the historic Fox Theatre in Bakersfield, California!
Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last TimeJanuary 1, 1998
Taped for HBO in August 1998, on the final date of Jerry Seinfeld's tour appearances at New York City's Broadhurst Theater, I'm Telling You for the Last Time presents the standup comedian's so-called "final" standup, or at least his final tour with the standup material that made him famous.
Sarah Millican: Control EnthusiastDecember 3, 2018
Sarah Millican is a control enthusiast not a control freak. In her hilarious new show, everyone’s favourite potty mouth will tell you about her road rage, her IBS, her favourite word and how she lets her husband know “tonight’s the night”. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting and how she feels about her belly. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy, this is Sarah Millican at her hilarious best!
George Carlin: Complaints & GrievancesNovember 17, 2001
George Carlin performs a hilarious set of never-before released material in "Complaints and Grievances." His 12th HBO special was recorded live at the Beacon Theater in New York City on November 17, 2001. In "Complaints and Grievances," Carlin shamelessly exposes the people and subjects that irritate him the most.
George Carlin: Back in TownMarch 11, 1996
Back in Town is George Carlin's ninth HBO special. It was also released on CD on September 17, 1996. This was also his first of many performances at the Beacon Theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words.
Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty FaceApril 11, 1992
Rowan Atkinson and Angus Deayton in Boston doing a live performance of the same styles of humor we've seen in Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Included are lessons on Shakespearean acting, a school headmaster meeting with the father of a boy he's beaten to death, and tips for having a successful date.
Dave Chappelle: HBO Comedy Half-HourJanuary 9, 1998
Dave gets his own HBO special, filmed in San Francisco
Little Britain LiveNovember 13, 2006
The many hilarious characters of Little Britain are taken to the stage in this brilliant live performance by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Jim Gaffigan: King BabyMarch 29, 2009
The greatly anticipated follow up to the platinum selling Beyond the Pale. In this Austin performance that capped off the 2008 sold-out stand up tour, Gaffigan does not let the audience catch their breath. This all-new show proves no other comedian working today can romanticize laziness and over-indulgence like Jim Gaffigan.
George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey?June 9, 1988
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.
George Carlin: Playin' with Your HeadMay 2, 1986
George Carlin is in top form with these stand-up recorded at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles in 1986. Routines included are "Losing Things," "Charities," "Sports," "Hello and Goodbye," "Battered Plants," "Earrings," and "A Moment of Silence." Also included is a short film entitled "The Envelope" co-starring Vic Tayback.
Paul Mooney: Know Your History - Jesus Is Black... So Was CleopatraFebruary 6, 2007
Few comedians can stir up controversy like the legendary Paul Mooney -- writer for Richard Pryor, creator of In Living Color's Homey the Clown and featured guest on Chappelle's Show. With his characteristic brutal honesty, Mooney passionately and hysterically charges into the electrified currents of racial tension. In this magnificent standup performance at Hollywood's Laugh Factory, Mooney earns a standing ovation with his relentless no-holds-barred observations on black history, stereotypes and prejudices, living in White America, celebrity divas and much, much more!
Sam Kinison: Breaking the RulesApril 17, 1987
This is a great performance. Through yelling and energetic story-telling, he talks about marriage, drugs, being arrested (thanks to his ex-wife), pleasing women, religion, and much, much more.
Russell Brand: ScandalousNovember 9, 2009
Filmed in front of 16,000 at London's O2, the most thrilling comedian of his generation delivers his first live DVD for two years. With 80 minutes of blistering, boundry-pushing stand-up, featuring Brand's first hand experience of hosting the MTV Video Music Awards, his rise to Hollywood fame, sexual notoriety and the media storm around 'Sachsgate'.
Katt Williams: American HustleJanuary 1, 2007
Stand-up comedian Katt Williams stars in this feature-length comedy. The film follows Katt as he takes a trip to Hollywood, where he hopes to break into the movie industry. But Katt's dreams lie in tatters when he is cast in increasingly ridiculous and stereotyped roles, so he remembers where his real loyalties lie, and sets off on a stand-up comedy road trip.
Bill Hicks: RelentlessJanuary 1, 1992
Outspoken and raw, not mincing matters, Bill Hicks tells us that, just like smokers, non-smokers also die every day - with jogging instructor Jim Fixx as an example -, asks women what's so terrible about giving head, talks us through what really happened during the 1990-1991 Gulf War and how the used technology could have also been used to feed the poor of the world.
Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow AwayOctober 21, 2006
Dry, wry and hilariously deadpan, Steven Wright unleashes a torrent of ironic and hysterical thought-provoking one-liners in the quirky stand-up style that has become his trademark. From Toronto's historic Elgin Theater, this Oscar-winning comedian keeps an adoring audience in stitches with random observations on everything from baby monitors as a form of wiretapping to his addiction to placebos.