The Best R-Rated Stand-up Comedies 

Updated October 2, 2019 235 votes 39 voters 3.9k views 36 items

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List of R-Rated stand-up comedies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated stand-up comedies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Stand-up comedy movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated stand-up comedies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Stand-up comedy movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Stand-up comedy films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Stand-up comedy film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List below includes The Original Kings of Comedy, Punchline and more movies.

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Did you know that Spike Lee and Richard Pryor have both directed Stand-up comedy R movies?

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Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson, Sommore, Adele Givens

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steve Purcell

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Common, Mos Def, Dave Chappelle

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michel Gondry

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Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, D. L. Hughley

Released: 2000

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Tom Hanks, Sally Field, John Goodman

Released: 1988

Directed by: David Seltzer

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Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans

Released: 1987

Directed by: Robert Townsend

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Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy

Released: 2005

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Bette Midler

Released: 1980

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

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Martin Lawrence

Released: 1994

Directed by: Thomas Schlamme

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Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Milton Berle

Released: 1989

Directed by: Valerie Breiman

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Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice Dana Carvey

Released: 1995

Directed by: Keith Truesdell

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Nancy O'Dell, Dayna Devon, Mikki Padilla

Released: 2002

Directed by: David Raynr

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Andrew Dice Clay, Master P, Traci Bingham

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dave Meyers

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Just Like Us Whitney Cummings, Maz Jobrani, Tom Papa

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ahmed Ahmed

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Released: 1983

Directed by: Richard Pryor

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Denis Leary, Colin Quinn, Bobcat Goldthwait

Released: 2003

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Martin Lawrence, Tommy Lister, John Witherspoon

Released: 1991

Directed by: Topper Carew

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Orny Adams

Released: 2002

Directed by: Christian Charles

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Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Don Novello

Released: 1980

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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Released: 2010

Directed by: Christian Charles

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Jesse Jackson, Isaac Hayes, Albert King

Released: 1973

Directed by: Mel Stuart

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Sandra Bernhard, Djimon Hounsou, Cynthia Bailey

Released: 1990

Directed by: John S. Boskovich

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Richard Pryor: Here and Now

Released: 1983

Directed by: Richard Pryor

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Gene Cross

Released: 1982

Directed by: Joe Layton

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Sarah Silverman, Kathy Griffin, Louis C.K.

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jordan Brady

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Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography, Peter Billingsley

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ari Sandel