Concert Vault
  1. 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.

  2. 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

    "My psychiatrist told me I was crazy. I said I want a second opinion. He said, 'Okay, you're ugly too," from his 1983 standup routine.

  3. Comedy: Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Comedy Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Big Orange Studios May 23, 2011 Comedy: Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Big Orange Studios | May 23, 2011

    The conceptual artist-vocalist-beatbox master morphs from evangelist preacher to radio DJ to Cockney soundman in this 2011 session.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Comedy: A Conversation With Woody Allen Comedy A Conversation With Woody Allen Jan 23, 1977 Comedy: A Conversation With Woody Allen Jan 23, 1977

    In this revealing interview from 1977, Woody talks about his comic influences, the craft of standup and his upcoming film, Annie Hall.

  12. Comedy: Jackie Mason: Brand New Comedy Jackie Mason: Brand New New York, NY Jun 11, 1991 Comedy: Jackie Mason: Brand New New York, NY | 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.

  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: 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.

  15. Comedy: Eugene Mirman Fought the Law Comedy Eugene Mirman Fought the Law Daytrotter Studio Jun 26, 2008 Comedy: Eugene Mirman Fought the Law Daytrotter Studio | Jun 26, 2008

    It turns out the law won. The prolific comedian and voice of Gene Belcher on Bob's Burgers pokes fun at the man.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Comedy: Richard Belzer at Bottom Line, 1985 Comedy Richard Belzer at Bottom Line, 1985 Bottom Line Dec 5, 1985 Comedy: Richard Belzer at Bottom Line, 1985 Bottom Line | Dec 5, 1985

    Well before Detective Munch graced our screens, the Law And Order star does the stand-up routine that made him famous.

  23. Comedy: Arlo Guthrie: Cut-Up With a Conscience Comedy Arlo Guthrie: Cut-Up With a Conscience Newport Folk Festival Jul 26, 1968 Comedy: Arlo Guthrie: Cut-Up With a Conscience Newport Folk Festival | Jul 26, 1968

    Hippie troubador/monologist and son of Woody Guthrie satirizes the FBI and rules on the beach in his wry spoken word intros to tunes in this '68 concert.

  24. 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.

  25. Comedy: Bobcat Prowls the Warfield Comedy Bobcat Prowls the Warfield Warfield Theatre May 23, 1989 Comedy: Bobcat Prowls the Warfield Warfield Theatre | May 23, 1989

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  1. Comedy: Martin Mull's Sarcastic Ditties Comedy Martin Mull's Sarcastic Ditties Constitution Hall Mar 10, 1973 Comedy: Martin Mull's Sarcastic Ditties Constitution Hall | Mar 10, 1973

    The actor-musician, co-star of a new Seth McFarlane sitcom "Dads" on Fox this Fall, picks and grins through his twisted, acerbic tunes in this '73 concert.

  2. Comedy: Human Giant at Noise Pop Comedy Human Giant at Noise Pop Mezzanine Feb 28, 2008 Comedy: Human Giant at Noise Pop Mezzanine | Feb 28, 2008

    SF's original independent festival isn't just for great music. Check out this hilarious performance featuring Aziz Ansari, Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Comedy: Al Yankovic Gets Weird Comedy Al Yankovic Gets Weird Trafalmadore Mar 10, 1984 Comedy: Al Yankovic Gets Weird Trafalmadore | Mar 10, 1984

    See the King of Comedy Songs at the beginning turning popular tunes into catchy parodies, including "Eat it" and "It's Still Billy Joel to Me."

  6. 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.

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