Greatest Stand Up Specials

The Top Ten

1 Breaking the Rules - Sam Kinison

Very funny guy he died but he will always be a great comedy legend

2 Louder Than Hell - Sam Kinison
3 Red, White and Screwed - Lewis Black
4 For What It's Worth - Dave Chappelle

so funny, 'get out of my cart n*****! you must be wrong these are vegetables! ' lol so funny

Dave Chappelle is awesome... I own this DVD and I am going to watch it again right now.

Dave Chappelle is the funniest comedian and this special as well as Killin Them Softly really show why.

Dave Chappelle is the greatest comedian alive.

5 You Can't Fix Stupid - Ron White
6 Fully Functional - Jim Jeffries
7 Spark of Insanity - Jeff Dunham

"Am I pissing you off-fuh-fuh? " - Hell yea, Peanut rawwwkkss! :)) - jazzyjazzy

yes of cours... BUUU! did I scare you? - TopTen10

8 Hot and Fluffy - Gabriel Iglesias

This is a laugh till you cry, and it doesn't stop! He has to be the best "fluffy" comedian I have ever seen! And I'm looking forward to his next special.

Funny! Laughed throughout the entire show! I can't wait to see another comedy special from him!

This is the funniest man I have ever watched do stand up comedy!

best fat guy I ever sane sry fluffy no fat

9 All Over the Place - Frank Caliendo
10 Vicious Circle - Dane Cook

Physical comedy. Acts out the story, puts you right in the situation, and many random references you have to pay attention to get

What if when you did that, a F***** ghost came out of it. Hahaha he told you not to. Haha I am Windextor. I will clean your soul - UFasten8Me

Number 3 what no way number 1 with a wizard shooting lighting as well lol

and five minutes later you go back up and go MY FATHER WAS A GOOD MAN!

The Contenders

11 Himself - Bill Cosby

funniest EVER! Can watch with kids(1 curse).THAT IS WHAT MAKES IT GREAT!! - suhlevy

Cosby is the greatest storyteller in the history of stand-up

12 Live on Broadway - Robin Williams
13 The Pimp Chronicles - Katt Williams

Do not watch this and eat/drink anything at the same time bcuz when the laughing starts some tv screens are gonna get messed up! Believe me. Its hilarious

I've seen the pimp chronicles countless times and it is still funny as hell lmao

14 Men Are Pigs - Tim Allen
15 Beyond The Pale - Jim Gaffigan

Some may not consider his act because he's too clean, but this is the best stand-up special I've ever seen. Gaffigan's relentless in both his gluttony and his use of "the voice, " which provides a follow-up laugh because he so accurately captures the opinion of his critical audience.

As for contemporary comics, louis and bill burr are top-shelf with gaffigan. Louis ck is the man, nowadays. I love his stuff, and he's got the voice of a generation. His career is greater than gaffigan's. Having said that, this is the best special I've ever seen.

OMG! Laughed my ass off. I couldn't stop laughing - crazyeyes56

16 Bring The Pain - Chris Rock
17 These are Jokes - Demetri Martin

Demitri Martin is really funny, though not many people give him credit. Listen to him and you'll like him.

18 Ouch! - Pablo Francisco
19 At Carnegie Hall - George Carlin
20 Shameless - Louis C.K.

Great stand up. Not afraid to go too far or offend anyone. Just doesn't give a damn.

21 Arizona Bay - Bill Hicks
22 Alcoholocaust - Jim Jefferies

Awesome! Not afraid of judging the world around him. Getting drunk on stage.

Jim Jefferies is one of the funniest comedians of recent years. No question!

23 Southern Style - Jeanne Robertson
24 Delirious - Eddie Murphy

Not enough credit for a great comic genius.. he deserves more attention for that work of gold.. so what if he is a Hollywood sell out

25 Live at the Met - Robin Williams
26 I'm Starvin - John Pinette

oh My GOD this is the damn funniest special I've seen. He could read Flying For Dummies and make it funny. - fireinside96

27 What. - Bo Burnham

One of the most interesting and entertaining special I've ever seen. It's hilarious, but it also makes you think.

28 Werewolves and Lollipops - Patton Oswalt
29 Laugh at My Pain - Kevin Hart
30 Bo Burnham - Make Happy

Not only is it some of the wittiest stand-up ever performed, but it also has a tinge of painful realism through irony and thoughtful music. Should be respected as one of the greatest.

31 America's Mexican - George Lopez
32 Why Do I Do This? - Bill Burr

Hardest I ever laughed at a comedy special! "let it go" and "You people are all the same" are both great but "Why do I do this? " was the pinnacle of Burr's career. He walks that line between insanity and genius, and it's just flat out hilarious.

This guy is easily top 5 from usa of all time.

33 King Baby - Jim Gaffigan
34 Killin' Them Softly - Dave Chappelle
35 Skanks for the Memories - Dave Attell
36 Do You Believe In Gosh? - Mitch Hedberg
37 Live at the Beacon Theater - Louis C.K.
38 Jammin in New York - George Carlin
39 Live on Broadway - George Carlin

Carlin had a lot of great shows, but this was my favorite, his bit where he talks about the things we all have in common was brilliant. I believe I recall George himself saying this was his favorite as well.

40 Mr. Universe - Jim Gaffigan
41 Chewed Up - Louis CK
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