Concert Vault
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Comedy: Garry Shandling at Comic Relief, '86 Comedy Garry Shandling at Comic Relief, '86 Universal Amphitheatre Mar 29, 1986 Comedy: Garry Shandling at Comic Relief, '86 Universal Amphitheatre | Mar 29, 1986

    The acerbic standup kills at this benefit concert featuring Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin and Joe Piscopo.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Comedy: Phyllis Diller's Searing Standup Comedy Phyllis Diller's Searing Standup Avery Fisher Hall Jul 1, 1975 Comedy: Phyllis Diller's Searing Standup Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 1, 1975

    The late, pioneering female comedian burns through a rapid-fire string of putdowns about her mother-in-law while opening for Chet Baker in '75.

  13. Comedy: The Best of Live From the Improv Comedy The Best of Live From the Improv Comedy: The Best of Live From the Improv The Best of Live From the Improv

    Hear where some of your favorite comics got their start in this hilarious playlist.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Comedy: Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 Comedy Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 DAR Constitution Hall Mar 10, 1973 Comedy: Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 DAR Constitution Hall | Mar 10, 1973

    The comedian shows off his accomplished guitar chops and acerbic wit on humorous ditties like "Eggs," "Ventriloquist Love" and "Zipper Fly."

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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  1. 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.''

  2. 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.

  3. Interviews: Bowie on His Chamelonic Image Interviews Bowie on His Chamelonic Image Jan 23, 1978 Interviews: Bowie on His Chamelonic Image Jan 23, 1978

    In this revealing 1978 interview, the artist talks about the characters he invented, the emergence of punk music and the merits of shock value.

  4. Interviews: Al Di Meola Sounds Off Interviews Al Di Meola Sounds Off Jul 14, 1978 Interviews: Al Di Meola Sounds Off Jul 14, 1978

    Fusion guitar hero Al Di Meola talks about the state of the industry and the barriers between rock and jazz in this frank 1978 interview.

  5. Interviews: Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Interviews Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Jan 1, 1987 Interviews: Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Jan 1, 1987

    The great lyricist, poet, and artist, discusses his 1988 solo record, as well what it's like to collaborate with well-known pop stars.

  6. Interviews: Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Interviews Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Oct 29, 1988 Interviews: Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Oct 29, 1988

    In this 1988 interview, Simon shared lyrical insights, compositional inspirations, and recording session memories.

  7. Interviews: An Interview With Ben E. King Interviews An Interview With Ben E. King Nov 19, 1988 Interviews: An Interview With Ben E. King Nov 19, 1988

    Ben E. King, the Drifters member who wrote the classic "Stand By Me," opens up about his career, his life and his inspirations.

  8. Interviews: Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots Interviews Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots Nov 4, 1984 Interviews: Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots Nov 4, 1984 watch video

    The late Texas guitar slinger talks about growing up in Beaumont with early rock 'n' roll and discovering the blues in this interview from 1984.

  9. Interviews: An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Interviews An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Jan 23, 1977 Interviews: An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Jan 23, 1977

    The comedian/filmmaker discusses his early standup influences and talks about his upcoming film Annie Hall in this hour-long interview.

  10. Interviews: Time With Tina Turner Interviews Time With Tina Turner Jan 20, 1985 Interviews: Time With Tina Turner Jan 20, 1985

    Learn a thing or two from the crowned Queen of Rock with this personal interview, only a year after her hit "What's Love Got to Do With It?"

  11. 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."

  12. 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.

  13. Interviews: Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Interviews Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Paste Studios Nov 30, 2015 Interviews: Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Paste Studios | Nov 30, 2015 watch video

    The Metallica bassist discusses the making of the Jaco Pastorius documentary he produced and financed over the course of six years.

  14. Interviews: Jerry Garcia on Movies, ESP and LSD Interviews Jerry Garcia on Movies, ESP and LSD Aug 6, 1975 Interviews: Jerry Garcia on Movies, ESP and LSD Aug 6, 1975

    In this 1975 interview with Mary Travers, Jerry discusses making a Grateful Dead film, Kesey's Acid Tests and developing band chemistry.

  15. Rock: Mink DeVille's Cadillac Walk Rock Mink DeVille's Cadillac Walk Bottom Line Jul 1, 1977 Rock: Mink DeVille's Cadillac Walk Bottom Line | Jul 1, 1977

    Singer Willy DeVille leads one of the original CBGB house bands through "Venue of Avenue D" and "Gunslinger" in this 1979 set.

  16. Rock: The Mamas & The Papas' Biggest Hit Rock The Mamas & The Papas' Biggest Hit Boulder Theatre Apr 2, 1982 Rock: The Mamas & The Papas' Biggest Hit Boulder Theatre | Apr 2, 1982

    A newly-reformed Mamas and Papas played their biggest hit, "California Dreamin," towards the end of this classics filled set in 1982.

  17. Rock: Warren Zevon's Dark Side Rock Warren Zevon's Dark Side Tower Theater Apr 22, 1980 Rock: Warren Zevon's Dark Side Tower Theater | Apr 22, 1980

    Though the music in Zevon's breakthrough album Excitable Boy is lighthearted and catchy, the lyrics can be downright disturbing.

  18. Rock: Ride the Wire Train Rock Ride the Wire Train Blondies Feb 17, 1984 Rock: Ride the Wire Train Blondies | Feb 17, 1984

    The San Francisco-based alt-rockers play "I Forget It All (When I See You)" and other tunes from their 1984 debut album, In a Chamber.

  19. Rock: Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Rock Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Calaveras County Fairgrounds May 24, 1998 Rock: Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Calaveras County Fairgrounds | May 24, 1998

    Drummer Stanton Moore fuels the groove and vocalist Theryl DeClouet provides the soul on this 1998 set of tunes from Crazyhorse Mongoose.

  20. Rock: Wilson Pickett the Midnight Mover Rock Wilson Pickett the Midnight Mover Tramps Oct 28, 1994 Rock: Wilson Pickett the Midnight Mover Tramps | Oct 28, 1994

    The late, great soul singer performs his hits "Funky Broadway" and "In the Midnight Hour" and covers the Beatles' "Hey Jude" in this '94 set.

  21. Rock: The Animals Reunited Rock The Animals Reunited Royal Oak Music Theatre Nov 29, 1983 Rock: The Animals Reunited Royal Oak Music Theatre | Nov 29, 1983

    Singer Eric Burdon leads one of the key bands of the '60s British Invasion on "It's My Life" and "House of the Rising Sun" in this '83 set.

  22. Rock: The Boss at Winterland, 1978 Rock The Boss at Winterland, 1978 Winterland Dec 15, 1978 Rock: The Boss at Winterland, 1978 Winterland | Dec 15, 1978

    Clarence Clemons joins Bruce Springsteen on classics like "Thunder Road," "Jungleland" and "Born to Run" in this nearly three-hour set.

  23. Rock: Bruce Springsteen vs. Manfred Mann Rock Bruce Springsteen vs. Manfred Mann Rock: Bruce Springsteen vs. Manfred Mann Blinded By The Light

    Who did "Blinded By the Light" better, Bruce (who wrote the tune) or Manfred Mann's Earth Band? Hear both versions and decide for yourself.

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