Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical film celebrates show business stripped of glitz or giddy illusions. Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theatre. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him--his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.
Fresh off the heels of appearing in movies like Superhero Movie and The 40 Year-Old Virgin, fast-talking comedian Kevin Hart stars in this live stand-up performance where he makes fun of everything and everybody - especially himself.
Hannibal is back with his hour-long stand-up special, "Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago", taped at the Vic Theatre in his hometown of Chicago, IL. Buress’ latest offering features more of the signature dry wit and cool delivery we’ve come to love.
George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, Euphemisms, They're Only Words, Dogs, Things you never hear, see or wanna hear, Some people are stupid, Cancer, Feminists, Good Ideas, Rape, Life's moments, and organ donors.
Steve Martin: Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (1981)
Steve Martin's fourth NBC special was in the spirit of his previous association with Saturday Night Live. It was broadcast live from Studio 8H, produced by Lorne Michaels and featured some original cast members of the show.
In her second one-hour Comedy Central special, taped at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine, CA, Whitney dissects her recent breakup, her TV show, and the troubling voices in her head. This extended and uncensored version is sure to keep you laughing for days.
GOODNIGHT, WE LOVE YOU is a film that chronicles the final stand-up comedy performance of a true living legend - the first female stand-up comic in history: Phyllis Diller. In 2002, Phyllis Diller announced that she would be hanging up her wigs and sequins after 47 years on the road. This film captures a never-before-seen, intimate look at a trailblazer for both women and comedy. Miss Diller provides unprecedented access to her preparations for her final performance at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a revealing and personal study of the art of stand-up comedy as told by an icon and a true comedic genius.
Trevor Newandyke is a struggling comedian. Not only does he bomb on stage, but he bombs in everyday life. He’s fed up with all the jerks who push him around. All he wants is a break, and for someone to get him. Instead of taking a breath and getting himself together or taking his anger to the stage, he turns to the loud din of his headphones and the crackling glow of fire to ease his mind. He’s not only a lousy comic, but a pyromaniac, as well.
In his follow up to his tremendously successful debut comedy special 'Mr. Showbiz,' the comic-actor-musician-host responds to anyone who's ever said: 'F#ck Nick Cannon.' A recent health scare has changed how he sees the world and he is here to share his unique perspective on getting older, raising his children, and living with his famous wife (Mariah Carey). Nick Cannon doesn't care what the haters think, and that's what gives him his hilarious edge. Taped at the River Rock Casino in Vancouver, BC.
Billy and Albert: Billy Connolly at the Royal Albert Hall (1987)
Billy Connolly, captured live on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall in July 1987, offering his own unusual views of (among others) Thatcher and Reagan, Linoleum, Tarantulas And Their Wily Ways and the Khyber Pass...
Seann To Be Wild is the highly anticipated, debut live DVD from one of the most dynamic and charismatic young comedians to emerge in years. Nominated for the Fosters Comedy Award at this year's Edinburgh Festival, Seann's unique style of comedy has audiences in the palm of his hand. Packed with hysterical personal anecdotes and observations we can all relate to, and mixing off-the-wall reflections on young modern life with wild physical humour, don't miss the chance to see the debut live DVD from one of the most exhilaratingly fresh talents around. The real wild cat of comedy! "Sharp, creative observational comedy... See him now, before the stadium tour" - Sunday Times "...with the looks, gags and charm to become something quite special, Walsh is this generation's Dylan Moran" - Time Out
Ross Noble, Northumberland's number one stand-up, performs more surreal flights of fantasy in his 2011 live shows. However, there is a quirk to 'Headspace Cowboy': there's no one central show on offer. Rather, you have a 'bumper selection pack' of equal size chunks, from different gigs, each one lasting about 40-50 minutes.
The debut one hour comedy special commedian Ronny Chieng performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013. It represents the best of his award winning material from the first 4 years of his career from 2009-2013, from that first small gig in a small room of the University of Melbourne, all the way to the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne's Town Hall, London's SOHO theatre and Montreal's Just For Laughs TV Gala. Thank you for reading this blurb and say no to drugs.
Smart, slick and funny, Trevor Noah, South Africa's favourite comedian is back with Pay Back The Funny - his best show yet. Recorded Live in Johannesburg at his sold out Lost In Translation Tour, this is his first one-man show since It's My Culture in 2013. Having sold out theatres everywhere from Auckland to Chicago and replacing Jon Stewart in the hot seat at Comedy Central's The Daily Show in-between, Trevor gives his unique take on the funny side of life in South Africa. Pay Back The Funny is typical Trevor - irreverent, interesting and irresistible!
Kathy Griffin delivers a stand-up set at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, Cal. The celeb-skewering comic targets Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Jodi Arias and Barbra Streisand, and also talks about a family dinner and her dogs.
Whether he’s singing an ode to “queer tattoos,” telling his potential paramour all the things he won’t be doing for her (he ain’t fightin’ no Lion), or lamenting his new vegan lifestyle (“Tofurkey? Tof**k yourself- I want some meat”), Stephen Lynch will always consider himself “a musician trapped in the body of a comedian.” His unique blend of musical based comedy has earned him fiercely loyal fans around the world who live to experience his sold-out live shows, five best-selling CDs, his RIAA-certified Gold DVD and his 2 top-rated Comedy Central Specials. You may also recognize him from his Tony-nominated role starring in The Wedding Singer on Broadway. Hello Kalamazoo is his first special in over 10 years and was recorded at the end of his Lion tour.
What do you get when you take some of the funniest people in South Africa and put them on the same stage? That's the question Trevor Noah answered with SA's first Nationwild tour! Featuring the likes of Dusty Rich, Dillan Oliphant, Robby Collins and of course Trevor Noah. From Zuma, to ladies feet and Afrikaners to Oscar Pistorius, no subject is left untouched in this show. All the laughs you can fit on a DVD plus more. This is the Nationwild Comedy Tour!
'What is love, anyway?' is a heart-warmingly honest and personal examination of the romantic (and not so romantic) adventures and misadventures of the UK's most prolific comedian, as well as a genuine attempt to define this mysterious, debilitating, evil and wondrous emotion.
There are limits to jokes? What is the politically incorrect humor? A joke has the power to offend? It is these issues that 'Laughter of Others' discusses interviewing personalities such as comedians Danilo Gentili and Rafinha Bastos, cartoonist Laerte and Congressman Jean Wyllys, among others. The documentary delves into the world of Stand Up Comedy to discuss the fine line between comedy and offense, between legal and what creates endless lawsuits.
The debut live DVD of Chris Ramsey, regular on Celebrity Juice and star of BBC's Hebburn. Join Chris as he explores getting older, finding yourself, taking responsibility, realising you are no longer a child and all of the other terrifying realisations that come with being dragged kicking and screaming into modern adulthood.
In the fall of 2011, Comedian Joey Coco Diaz went to his network of friends on Facebook and Twitter for donations to help produce a Documentary of where Diaz had come from and the result was this.....Where I got My Balls From! A short film showing Diaz in his hometown of North Bergen, New Jersey and the people that made it home for him after the death of his mother at a young age. Its not an Academy award winner but its got a lot of heart because its real and you feel it. Director Lee Syatt shows you what makes this unique comedian tick!
Roy Chubby Brown returns with his bluest show yet, Front Page Boobs, live from Lincoln and brand new for 2012. He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and sex, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! Front Page Boobs even includes a verse of Chubby’s unforgettable rendition of ‘Alice’, on DVD for the first time ever. As politically incorrect as ever, “The World’s Most Outrageous Comedian” is far too rude for TV!
Multi award-winning comedian, Dave Spikey, filmed 'Live' on his sell out nation-wide tour. They say that Laughter is the Best Medicine and 'Doctor' D Spikey is here to administer a massive dose straight onto your funny bone. Humour lies in the antics of everyday life and Spikey's 'Best Medicine' is full of brilliant anecdotes and observations it's quite amazing just how funny the world around us really is through the eyes of one of Lancashire's finest. Spikey spent over 30 years in the NHS and so amongst the stories of school days , cheese addiction, monkeys on bikes , llamas on the loose , dancing dobbers and a crash course in 'jollyphonics', he delivers hysterical stories about hospital life including his recent experiences as a patient with a 'below the waist' problem. Our former 'biomedical scientist' bears all and quite literally holds nothing back ...... Dave certainly gets close to the bone but in over 90 minutes of brilliant ramblings he never oversteps the mark HILARIOUS.
Danny McGinlay’s debut stand up DVD is in your hands. Filmed at Melbourne’s iconic Butterfly Club to a packed house, McGinlay’s “impressively sharp zingers amid his own laddish bits sent everyone home smiling” – Herald Sun. Special features:
How to do a Bear Grylls impression
Feature length director’s commentary with comedians Harley Breen, Karl Chandler, Nick Cody and Tommy Dassalo heckling Danny’s performance.