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The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows 

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Updated June 19, 2020 1.2k votes 236 voters 41.2k views 61 items

List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Stand-up Comedy TV series.

The very best stand-up comedy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest stand-up comedy shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular stand-up comedy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining stand-up comedy show of all time is. Don't let your favorite stand-up comedy television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of stand-up comedy television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List is made up of a variety of shows, including Mirakkel and Shorties Watchin' Shorties.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best stand-up comedy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest stand-up comedy shows?"
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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson & Seth Meyers (NBC)
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Comedy Central Presents ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
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Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis & Sam Jarvis (Comedy Central)
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John Oliver's New York S... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show
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Def Comedy Jam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley, Adele Givens (HBO)
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A Comedy Roast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Jimmy Carr (Channel 4)
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Michael McIntyre's Comed... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Carol Vorderman (BBC One)
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Jeff Dunham: Spark of In... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Jeff Dunham and Paige Dunham (Comedy Central)
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Jeff Dunham's Very Speci... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special
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Jeff Dunham: Arguing wit... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
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Chris Rock: Bring the Pa... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
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Demetri Martin. Person. ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
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Premium Blend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes & David Alan Grier (Comedy Central)
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Tracey Ullman: Live and ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Tracey Ullman (HBO)
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The Mary Whitehouse Expe... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring David Baddiel, Hugh Dennis & Steve Punt (British Broadcasting Corporation)
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Russell Howard's Good Ne... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Colin Hoult (BBC Three)
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Live at the Apollo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
bigcraig added Starring Jack Dee and Al Murray (BBC One)
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The Half Hour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
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Live at Gotham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Live at Gotham
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Important Things with De... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Demetri Martin, H. Jon Benjamin & Barry Carl (Comedy Central)
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The Omid Djalili Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Lucy Punch and Omid Djalili (BBC One)
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Ladies Special is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Ladies Special
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ComicView is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
ComicView Starring D. L. Hughley, Sommore & Sheryl Underwood (Black Entertainment Television)
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Shorties Watchin' Shorti... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Patrice O'Neal, Brian Regan & Nick DiPaolo (Comedy Central)
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Is It Bill Bailey? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows
Starring Simon Pegg and Bill Bailey (British Broadcasting Corporation)