Chris Rock's Favorite Standup Specials:
Richard Pryor Live In Concert 1979.
This is what every comic is striving for and we all fall very short. The
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black- So Was Cleopatra.
This show has more edge than anything you are ever going to see.
Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly.
I love this show. The whole joke about the baby hanging out at 2 in the
morning is as funny as it gets.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious
Nobody ever had a better skill set than Eddie. The best dirty jokes you
wanna hear. Ed Norton fucking Ralph Kramden up the ass and the best clean
bits. The ice cream man could have been done by Cosby.
Bill Cosby: Himself
The genius of this show is that not one joke is topical. Everything is
Gorge Carlin: Jammin' in New York
Look up don't give fuck in the dictionary and a picture of George Carlin
will pop up. I love the global warming bit.
George Lopez: America's Mexican
George is the Mexican Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby at the same time. His
family stuff is classic, but his political stuff is insane and the
immigration stuff is as good as it gets.
Steve Harvey: One Man
This is probably the most underrated HBO special of all time.
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
Brilliant, touching and fucking funny. The best thing Billy has ever done.
First time in my life I cried at a comedy show.
Andrew Dice Clay: The Day The Laughter Died
This is a comedy album only a comedian could love. Dice on stage fucking
Ron White: They Call Me Tater Salad
Love this special. The best of the Blue Collar comics and right now one of
the best in the country. It's like Andy Griffith with pussy.
Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now
Most comics just talk about what they see. This is the first time I heard
somebody talk about what they felt.
Sam Kinison: Louder Than Hell.
Most comics are derivatives of Pryor, Cosby, or Seinfeld. Sam reminded you
of Billy Graham. The last original comic who's jokes and delivery had never
been done before.