Comedy Store (Stand-Up)

Comedy (Stand-Up) A stand-up comedian is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. Some stand-up comedians use props, music, or magic tricks in their acts. Stand-up comedy is perhaps the easiest field of entertainment for new talent to enter, because many smaller venues hold "open mic" events where the inexperienced can perform comedy before a live audience. However, perhaps more than any other performer, the stand-up comedian is at the mercy of the audience, which is an integral element of the act. A truly adept stand-up comedian must nimbly play off the mood and tastes of any particular audience, and adjust his or her routine accordingly. The test of a master stand-up comedian is the ability to not only face down a "heckler," but win over and entertain the rest of the crowd with a retort. Many of the all-time greats are featured below. Right: Steven Wright

Aim Low: The Very Best of Dylan Moran (2010)

Starring: Dylan Moran

Dylan Moran is a master comedian renowned for his eloquent yet razor-sharp, unrelenting wit. "Aim Low: The Very Best of Dylan Moran" captures hilariou... Read more

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord: Giving It Both Barrels Live (2005)

Director: Richard Boden
Starring: Al Murray

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed comedian, Al Murray, performs his hilarious live stand-up. Representing decent, honest, hard-working,... Read more

Alan Davies: Life Is Pain (2013)

Starring: Alan Davies

Recorded live at Hammersmith Apollo, Alan Davies' "Life Is Pain" covers every aspect of the modern condition. While famous as an actor - the eponymous... Read more

Alan Davies: Urban Trauma (2000)

Starring: Alan Davies

Join 'Jonathan Creek' star Alan Davies in his engaging stand-up show as he renounces Satan, tries to keep his terrorising cats under control and share... Read more

America's Funniest Comedians: Volume 1 (2007)

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Rosie O'Donnell

To experience the finest in standup comedy, you could go to a comedy club. But now you can enjoy the same laughs from some of the biggest names in Ame... Read more

America's Funniest Comedians: Volume 2 (2007)

Starring: Tim Allen, Jim Carrey, Cheech Marin, Richard Lewis, etc ...

The second volume in this series features stand-up comics Carrot Top, Louie Anderson, Diane Ford, Richard Belzer, Cheech Marin, Caroline Rhea, Bobby C... Read more

America's Funniest Comedians: Volume 3 (2007)

Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Janeane Garofalo, Ray Romano, etc ...

Volume three features comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Adam Sandler, Janeane Garofalo, The Legendary Wid, Steve McGrew, Unknown Comic, Daryl Hammond, Ellen D... Read more

America's Funniest Comedians: Volume 4 (2007)

Starring: Drew Carey, etc ...

The fourth in this comedy collection includes Drew Carey, Carol Leifer, Brad Cairnes, Carrot Top, Sheila Kay, Leo Dufour, Jeff Dunham, Billiam Coronel... Read more

America's Funniest Comedians: Volume 5 (2007)

Starring: Ray Romano, Steve Harvey, etc ...

This final collection of comics includes Jeff Foxworthy, Mike Finney, Mary Ellen Hooper, Mitt Able, Margaret Smith, Franklin Ajaye, Max Alexander, Ray... Read more

American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

Director: Matt Harlock
Starring: Bill Hicks

The life and humor of stand-up iconoclast Bill Hicks is saluted in this documentary. Interviews with family and friends are mixed with "photo-animated... Read more