The Best Comedy Documentaries Of All Time

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Vote up the funniest documentary films in history.

What is the best comedy documentary of all time? The funniest comedy documentary films offer strong narrative arcs, memorable characters, and emotional payoffs that stick with you long after they're over. Comedy docs focus on a variety of subjects and share hilarious anecdotes. Documentaries about stand up comedy often cover the ins-and-outs of the industry, what it takes to make it in entertainment, or the lives of comedy greats. So, what are the best comedy documentaries of all time? What hilarious comedy documentaries should you watch first?

When it comes to the funniest comedy documentary movies ever, I Need You to Kill is up there with the best of them. The film follows a handful of comedians who tour overseas and attempt to break down the language barrier through humor. Then there's comedy doc films like Hysterical, Dying Laughing, and Comedian which take a look at the industry. A lot of these comedy documentary films cover the lives of comedians off the stage, such as Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, The Zen Diaries of Gary Shandling, or The Bitter Buddha. Lest we forget, The Comedy Store documentary miniseries which covers the impact of legendary comedy venue through the lens of the world's best comics in five episodes.

Vote up the best comedy documentary films of all time, and be sure to check back for new funny comedy docs as they are added to the list upon release.

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  • Too Funny to Fail
    Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert
    43 votes
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Josh Greenbaum
    Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Josh Greenbaum. The film explores the creation of The Dana Carvey Show, how its creative ...more
  • The Aristocrats
    Drew Carey, Gilbert Godfried, Whoopi Goldberg
    45 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Paul Provenza
    The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the famous dirty joke of the same name. It was conceived and produced by comedians Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza, edited by Emery Emery, and ...more
  • Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
    Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Elayne Boosler
    40 votes
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Marina Zenovich
    Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Marina Zenovich. A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive ...more
  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
    Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman
    33 votes
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Chris Smith
    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Chris Smith. Alternating between contemporary interviews with Jim Carrey and first-hand footage of the making of Man on ...more