Concert Vault
  1. Comedy: Reggie Watts at Daytrotter Studio Comedy Reggie Watts at Daytrotter Studio Big Orange Studios May 23, 2011 Comedy: Reggie Watts at Daytrotter Studio Big Orange Studios | May 23, 2011

    Reggie's loop-based electronic soul provides the backdrop to his vivid stream of consciousness verses. The man is operating on a whole different plane.

  2. Comedy: Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Comedy Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964 Comedy: Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1964

    The outrageous comedian delivers her signature line: ''Ain't nothin' an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young man.''

  3. Comedy: The Goon Show Inspires Weirdness, Hilarity Comedy The Goon Show Inspires Weirdness, Hilarity Comedy: The Goon Show Inspires Weirdness, Hilarity Goon Show Acolytes Python and Firesign

    The bizarre radio comedy of this trio including Peter Sellers was cited as a primary influence of both Monty Python and Firesign Theatre, heard here.

  4. Comedy: Groucho Marx in '72 Comedy Groucho Marx in '72 Masonic Auditorium Aug 11, 1972 Comedy: Groucho Marx in '72 Masonic Auditorium | Aug 11, 1972

    The comedy legend recalls some of his favorite childhood anecdotes including his first love and his namesake.

  5. Comedy: Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties Comedy Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties Trafalmadore Mar 10, 1984 Comedy: Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties Trafalmadore | Mar 10, 1984

    The parodist-accordianist takes on Michael Jackson ("Eat It"), Jim Croce ("If I Could Make Love to a Bottle") and others in this '84 concert.

  6. Comedy: Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 Comedy Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 Felt Forum Aug 27, 1986 Comedy: Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 Felt Forum | Aug 27, 1986

    Bringing new meaning to the term "Uncut," this 1986 performance from the height of the former SNL star's stand-up career is not for the faint.

  7. Comedy: Brad Garrett at the Improv Comedy Brad Garrett at the Improv Improv May 23, 1988 Comedy: Brad Garrett at the Improv Improv | May 23, 1988

    The fan-favorite from Everybody Loves Raymond and 'Til Death kicks off this sampler from the famed comedy club.

  8. Comedy: Jackie Mason: Brand New Comedy Jackie Mason: Brand New New York City Jun 11, 1991 Comedy: Jackie Mason: Brand New New York City | Jun 11, 1991

    The standup (and voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in "The Simpsons") skewers politics, Jewish-Gentile differences and more in this '91 concert.

  9. Comedy: Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991 Comedy Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991 New York City Jun 11, 1991 Comedy: Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991 New York City | Jun 11, 1991

    The voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski on "The Simpsons" riffs on Trump, John Gotti, Jewish-Gentile differences, newscasters and marriage.

  10. Comedy: Video: George Carlin Standup, '79 Comedy Video: George Carlin Standup, '79 Capitol Theatre Apr 13, 1979 Comedy: Video: George Carlin Standup, '79 Capitol Theatre | Apr 13, 1979 watch video

    The comedian, satirist and outspoken social-political commentator reads the news and "thinks up goofy shit" in this hilarious concert.

  11. Comedy: Love, Laughter and Robin Williams Comedy Love, Laughter and Robin Williams Golden Gate Park Nov 3, 1991 Comedy: Love, Laughter and Robin Williams Golden Gate Park | Nov 3, 1991 watch video

    Have a laugh with Robin Williams performing during Bill Graham's memorial concert in Golden Gate Park from 1991.

  12. Comedy: Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Comedy Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Capitol Theatre Oct 29, 1975 Comedy: Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Capitol Theatre | Oct 29, 1975 watch video

    These guys are completely insane. Watch the rock-meets-stand-up spectacle complete with simulated sex acts on a stuffed hippo.

  13. Comedy: Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl Comedy Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl Cotton Bowl Jul 1, 1978 Comedy: Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl Cotton Bowl | Jul 1, 1978

    The stony duo breaks up the sets in the '78 Texxas World Music Festival with some serious comic relief hosted in the Cotton Bowl.

  14. Comedy: Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Comedy Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Daytona Beach, FL Apr 8, 1977 Comedy: Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Daytona Beach, FL | Apr 8, 1977

    The stoner duo performs their famous "Up In Smoke" sketch before a raucous Spring Break audience in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1977.

  15. Comedy: Cheech & Chong's Stoner Humor Comedy Cheech & Chong's Stoner Humor Daytona Beach, FL Apr 8, 1977 Comedy: Cheech & Chong's Stoner Humor Daytona Beach, FL | Apr 8, 1977

    The hippy-dippy duo smokes up and recreates their Sister Mary Elephant routine before a rowdy Daytona Beach crowd in 1977.

  16. Comedy: An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Comedy An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Daytrotter Studio Dec 22, 2009 Comedy: An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Daytrotter Studio | Dec 22, 2009

    Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad perform "I Sure Hope I Don't Have to Beat Your Ass This Christmas" in this 2009 Daytrotter session.

  17. Comedy: Rodney Dangerfield at Catch a Rising Star Comedy Rodney Dangerfield at Catch a Rising Star Catch a Rising Star Jul 25, 1983 Comedy: Rodney Dangerfield at Catch a Rising Star Catch a Rising Star | Jul 25, 1983

    Recorded a month before the premiere of his leading role in Easy Money, this '83 set finds Rodney at his peak, still getting no respect.

  18. Comedy: Uncut: Alan King at Harvard Comedy Uncut: Alan King at Harvard Performance Center Mar 27, 1997 Comedy: Uncut: Alan King at Harvard Performance Center | Mar 27, 1997

    The Borscht Belt veteran and Ed Sullivan Show regular moderates a panel with fellow comics Tim Conway, Paul Rodriguez and Buddy Hackett.

  19. Comedy: Andy Kaufman's Dadaist Humor Comedy Andy Kaufman's Dadaist Humor Comedy: Andy Kaufman's Dadaist Humor Andy Kaufman at Catch a Rising Star

    The comedian makes a special guest appearance at the 10th anniversary party for New York's Catch a Rising Star in 1982.

  20. Comedy: The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party Comedy The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party Comedy: The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party The Shmenge Brothers' Polka Party

    Leutonia brothers Yosh and Stan Schmenge (John Candy and Eugene Levy) play "The Cabbage Rolls and Coffee Polka" at '86 Comic Relief.

  21. Comedy: Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Xmas Comedy Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Xmas Daytrotter Studio Dec 22, 2009 Comedy: Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Xmas Daytrotter Studio | Dec 22, 2009

    The Teens dropped by Daytrotter to spread some holiday cheer, and some boogers. Neighbor Glenn Danzig, sadly, does not appear.

  22. Comedy: Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC Comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC City Center Apr 23, 1976 Comedy: Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC City Center | Apr 23, 1976

    Hear the Brit comedy troupe perform "The Lumberjack Song" and other hilarious bits like "Travel Agent" and "Nudge Nudge" in this '76 show.

  23. Comedy: Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Comedy Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964 Comedy: Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1964

    The pioneering comedienne is the subject of a new documentary by Whoopi Goldberg which premieres tonight on HBO. Hear her in '64.

  24. Comedy: Monty Python Live at City Center Comedy Monty Python Live at City Center City Center Apr 23, 1976 Comedy: Monty Python Live at City Center City Center | Apr 23, 1976

    The zany and innovative British comedy troupe performs classic bits like "Nudge, Nudge" and "Pet Shop" in this 1976 NYC show.

  25. Comedy: GRAMMY WINNER: Weird Al Yankovic Comedy GRAMMY WINNER: Weird Al Yankovic Trafalmadore Mar 10, 1984 Comedy: GRAMMY WINNER: Weird Al Yankovic Trafalmadore | Mar 10, 1984

    The master of puns and parody won "Best Comedy Album" for Mandatory Fun. Hear him perform "Eat It" and "Yoda" in 1984.

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  1. Comedy: Bob Hope Lends a Hand Comedy Bob Hope Lends a Hand Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium Nov 26, 1989 Comedy: Bob Hope Lends a Hand Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium | Nov 26, 1989 watch video

    After the Bay Area suffered the '89 Earthquake, Bill Graham reached out to a comedy legend to tell jokes and raise money.

  2. Comedy: Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland Comedy Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland Oakland Auditorium Dec 31, 1981 Comedy: Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland Oakland Auditorium | Dec 31, 1981 watch video

    The multi-faceted new vaudevillians from Santa Cruz perform their death-defying (and hilarious) juggling routines in this 1981 set.

  3. Interviews: David Bowie Speaks, 1978 Interviews David Bowie Speaks, 1978 Jan 23, 1978 Interviews: David Bowie Speaks, 1978 Jan 23, 1978

    In this revealing chat, Bowie talks about the characters he invented, the burgeoning punk movement and the merits of shock value.

  4. Interviews: Understanding The Police in 1982 Interviews Understanding The Police in 1982 Oct 18, 1982 Interviews: Understanding The Police in 1982 Oct 18, 1982

    Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers paint three individual pictures of life in one of the world's biggest bands.

  5. Interviews: Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Interviews Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Sep 4, 1977 Interviews: Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Sep 4, 1977

    In this '77 interview, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) guides us through his history, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.

  6. Interviews: Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Interviews Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Jun 21, 1982 Interviews: Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Jun 21, 1982

    Pete's been making the rounds in support of his new autobiography, but the press tour is nothing new to the opinionated songwriter.

  7. Interviews: Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Interviews Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Nov 19, 1988 Interviews: Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Nov 19, 1988

    The singer reminisces about his days with the Drifters and his success as a soloist with "Spanish Harlem" and his immortal hit "Stand By Me."

  8. Interviews: Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Interviews Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Jan 20, 1985 Interviews: Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Jan 20, 1985

    In 1984 at the age of 44, Tina Turner finally hit #1. Hear her talk about her first #1 single in this interview less than a year later.

  9. Interviews: The Legend of Frankie Valli Interviews The Legend of Frankie Valli Oct 29, 1988 Interviews: The Legend of Frankie Valli Oct 29, 1988

    In this interview with Frankie Valli, he humbly speaks of his massive achievements over three generations.

  10. Interviews: Kurtis Blow Speaks Interviews Kurtis Blow Speaks Sep 30, 1985 Interviews: Kurtis Blow Speaks Sep 30, 1985

    The pioneering rapper reminisces about the days of block parties, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and his 1980 smash hit "The Breaks."

  11. Interviews: Behind the Music With Bob Seger Interviews Behind the Music With Bob Seger Jul 22, 1979 Interviews: Behind the Music With Bob Seger Jul 22, 1979

    In this 47-minute interview with Bob Seger, he opens up about his youth and inspiration behind his successful career.

  12. Interviews: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters Interviews Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters Interviews: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters David Gilmour and Roger Waters Interviewed

    These back-to-back 1984 interviews with Waters and Gilmour give insight on their respective solo careers.

  13. Interviews: Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up Interviews Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up Lone Star Cafe Jan 1, 1985 Interviews: Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up Lone Star Cafe | Jan 1, 1985 watch video

    The Texas guitar hero speaks candidly about his upbringing and influences in this pre-rehab interview from 1985 at the Lone Star Cafe.

  14. Interviews: Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After Interviews Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After Sep 19, 1975 Interviews: Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After Sep 19, 1975

    Remember the late Alvin Lee as he talks with Mary Travers in 1975 about why he left Ten Years After and how his newest album was recorded.

  15. Rock: Blood, Sweat & Tears at the Bottom Line Rock Blood, Sweat & Tears at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Nov 8, 1977 Rock: Blood, Sweat & Tears at the Bottom Line Bottom Line | Nov 8, 1977

    David Clayton Thomas leads a powerhouse octet on expanded versions of "Lucretia MacEvil," "And When I Die" and "Spinning Wheel" in 1977.

  16. Rock: Fripp Joins Gabriel at the Bottom Line, '78 Rock Fripp Joins Gabriel at the Bottom Line, '78 Bottom Line Oct 4, 1978 Rock: Fripp Joins Gabriel at the Bottom Line, '78 Bottom Line | Oct 4, 1978

    Guest guitarist Robert Fripp delivers one of the sickest solos ever on the Kinks' "All Day And All Of The Night" in this Peter Gabriel set.

  17. Rock: Bootsy Collins at Tramps, '94 Rock Bootsy Collins at Tramps, '94 Tramps Sep 28, 1994 Rock: Bootsy Collins at Tramps, '94 Tramps | Sep 28, 1994

    The bassist-singer-funkateer stretches out with his Rubber Band on P-Funk anthems like "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Flashlight."

  18. Rock: New Release: Glenn Frey at Paradise, '82 Rock New Release: Glenn Frey at Paradise, '82 Paradise Oct 3, 1982 Rock: New Release: Glenn Frey at Paradise, '82 Paradise | Oct 3, 1982

    The Eagles' guitarist-singer performs tunes from his solo debut No Fun Aloud and covers Marvin Gaye's soulful anthem "What's Going On."

  19. Rock: The Blasters in London, '82 Rock The Blasters in London, '82 London, England Aug 29, 1982 Rock: The Blasters in London, '82 London, England | Aug 29, 1982

    Brothers Dave and Phil Alvin bring their 'American Music', including revved-up renditions of "This Is It" and "Marie Marie," across the pond.

  20. Rock: Allman Brothers' 'Enlightened Rouges' Tour Rock Allman Brothers' 'Enlightened Rouges' Tour Capitol Theatre Apr 20, 1979 Rock: Allman Brothers' 'Enlightened Rouges' Tour Capitol Theatre | Apr 20, 1979 watch video

    As ABB kicks off its final March run at NYC's Beacon Theatre, see them in a 1979 concert video with Dickey Betts and Dan Toler on guitars.

  21. Rock: New: Elvis Costello & The Attractions, '83 Rock New: Elvis Costello & The Attractions, '83 Frank Erwin Center Sep 7, 1983 Rock: New: Elvis Costello & The Attractions, '83 Frank Erwin Center | Sep 7, 1983

    Declan Patrick MacManus premieres "Shipbuilding," "Let Them All Talk," "Everyday I Write the Book" and other tunes from Punch the Clock.

  22. Rock: BTO Takin' Care of Business Rock BTO Takin' Care of Business Chicago, IL Mar 8, 1974 Rock: BTO Takin' Care of Business Chicago, IL | Mar 8, 1974

    This recording, made in 1974 for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, features many of the Canadian rockers' classic songs.

  23. Rock: Video: Carlos Santana Does Jimi Rock Video: Carlos Santana Does Jimi Golden Gate Park Nov 3, 1991 Rock: Video: Carlos Santana Does Jimi Golden Gate Park | Nov 3, 1991 watch video

    The guitar hero delivers a salsafied rendition of Hendrix's "Third Stone From the Sun" in this scintillating set from Golden Gate Park in 1991.

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