Folk & Bluegrass
The Goon Show Inspires Weirdness, Hilarity
The bizarre radio comedy of this trio including Peter Sellers was cited as a primary influence of both Monty Python and Firesign Theatre, heard here.
An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas
Daytrotter Studio | Dec 22, 2009
Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad perform "I Sure Hope I Don't Have to Beat Your Ass This Christmas" in this 2009 Daytrotter session.
The Best of Live From the Improv
Hear where some of your favorite comics got their start in this hilarious playlist.
Rodney Dangerfield at Catch a Rising Star
Jul 25, 1983
Recorded a month before the premiere of his leading role in
, this '83 set finds Rodney at his peak, still getting no respect.
Groucho Marx in '72
Aug 11, 1972
The comedy legend recalls some of his favorite childhood anecdotes including his first love and his namesake.
Phyllis Diller's Searing Standup
Jul 1, 1975
The late, pioneering female comedian burns through a rapid-fire string of putdowns about her mother-in-law while opening for Chet Baker in '75.
Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland
Dec 31, 1981
The multi-faceted new vaudevillians from Santa Cruz perform their death-defying (and hilarious) juggling routines in this 1981 set.
Flo & Eddie in New Jersey
Oct 29, 1975
These guys are completely insane. Watch the rock-meets-stand-up spectacle complete with simulated sex acts on a stuffed hippo.
Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius
May 23, 2011
The conceptual artist-vocalist-beatbox master morphs from evangelist preacher to radio DJ to Cockney soundman in this 2011 session.
Monty Python at City Center, 1976
Apr 23, 1976
"I know a dead parrot when I see one and I'm looking one right now! He's stone dead! He's deceased... He's an ex-parrot!"
Jackie Mason: Brand New
Jun 11, 1991
The standup (and voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in "The Simpsons") skewers politics, Jewish-Gentile differences and more in this '91 concert.
Moms Mabley at Newport '64
Jul 5, 1964
The outrageous comedian delivers her signature line: ''Ain't nothin' an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young man.''
Monty Python Live at City Center
Apr 23, 1976
The zany and innovative British comedy troupe performs classic bits like "Nudge, Nudge" and "Pet Shop" in this 1976 NYC show.
Cheech & Chong's Stoner Humor
Apr 8, 1977
The hippy-dippy duo smokes up and recreates their Sister Mary Elephant routine before a rowdy Daytona Beach crowd in 1977.
Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73
Mar 10, 1973
The comedian shows off his accomplished guitar chops and acerbic wit on humorous ditties like "Eggs," "Ventriloquist Love" and "Zipper Fly."
Andy Kaufman's Dadaist Humor
The comedian makes a special guest appearance at the 10th anniversary party for New York's Catch a Rising Star in 1982.
Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991
Jun 11, 1991
The voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski on "The Simpsons" riffs on Trump, John Gotti, Jewish-Gentile differences, newscasters and marriage.
Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC
Apr 23, 1976
Hear the Brit comedy troupe perform "The Lumberjack Song" and other hilarious bits like "Travel Agent" and "Nudge Nudge" in this '76 show.
Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties
Mar 10, 1984
The parodist-accordianist takes on Michael Jackson ("Eat It"), Jim Croce ("If I Could Make Love to a Bottle") and others in this '84 concert.
The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party
Leutonia brothers Yosh and Stan Schmenge (John Candy and Eugene Levy) play "The Cabbage Rolls and Coffee Polka" at '86 Comic Relief.
Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down
Apr 8, 1977
The stoner duo performs their famous "Up In Smoke" sketch before a raucous Spring Break audience in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1977.
Bob Hope Lends a Hand
Nov 26, 1989
After the Bay Area suffered the '89 Earthquake, Bill Graham reached out to a comedy legend to tell jokes and raise money.
Video: George Carlin Standup, '79
Apr 13, 1979
The comedian, satirist and outspoken social-political commentator reads the news and "thinks up goofy shit" in this hilarious concert.
Love, Laughter and Robin Williams
Nov 3, 1991
Have a laugh with Robin Williams performing during Bill Graham's memorial concert in Golden Gate Park from 1991.
Reggie Watts at Daytrotter Studio
May 23, 2011
Reggie's loop-based electronic soul provides the backdrop to his vivid stream of consciousness verses. The man is operating on a whole different plane.
Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86
Aug 27, 1986
Bringing new meaning to the term "Uncut," this 1986 performance from the height of the former
star's stand-up career is not for the faint.
Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl
Jul 1, 1978
The stony duo breaks up the sets in the '78 Texxas World Music Festival with some serious comic relief hosted in the Cotton Bowl.
Uncut: Alan King at Harvard
Mar 27, 1997
The Borscht Belt veteran and
Ed Sullivan Show
regular moderates a panel with fellow comics Tim Conway, Paul Rodriguez and Buddy Hackett.
GRAMMY WINNER: Weird Al Yankovic
Mar 10, 1984
The master of puns and parody won "Best Comedy Album" for
. Hear him perform "Eat It" and "Yoda" in 1984.
Brad Garrett at the Improv
May 23, 1988
The fan-favorite from
Everybody Loves Raymond
kicks off this sampler from the famed comedy club.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Xmas
Dec 22, 2009
The Teens dropped by Daytrotter to spread some holiday cheer, and some boogers. Neighbor Glenn Danzig, sadly, does not appear.
Garry Shandling at Comic Relief, '86
Mar 29, 1986
The acerbic standup kills at this benefit concert featuring Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin and Joe Piscopo.
Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley
Jul 5, 1964
The pioneering comedienne is the subject of a new documentary by Whoopi Goldberg which premieres tonight on HBO. Hear her in '64.
Behind the Music With Bob Seger
Jul 22, 1979
In this 47-minute interview with Bob Seger, he opens up about his youth and inspiration behind his successful career.
Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll
Nov 4, 1984
The late impresario and former manager of The Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow discusses the power of clothes and music in this 1984 video.
An Interview With Ben E. King
Nov 19, 1988
Ben E. King, the Drifters member who wrote the classic "Stand By Me," opens up about his career, his life and his inspirations.
Understanding The Police in 1982
Oct 18, 1982
Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers paint three individual pictures of life in one of the world's biggest bands.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up
Jan 1, 1985
The Texas guitar hero speaks candidly about his upbringing and influences in this pre-rehab interview from 1985 at the Lone Star Cafe.
Townshend on Townshend in 1982
Jun 21, 1982
Pete's been making the rounds in support of his new autobiography, but the press tour is nothing new to the opinionated songwriter.
Reminiscing With Paul Kantner
Dec 14, 1982
The co-founder of the Jefferson Airplane talks about his relationship with Grace Slick and their daughter China in this '82 interview.
David Bowie Speaks, 1978
Jan 23, 1978
In this revealing chat, Bowie talks about the characters he invented, the burgeoning punk movement and the merits of shock value.
Bill Withers' Unexpected Life in Music
Aug 6, 1988
Hear Withers discuss his late start in music in his down-to-earth manner and look for his 9-album box set spanning '71-'85, available now.
Hanging on the Phone With Bill Graham
Jan 14, 1989
The original rock impresario reminisces about the Human Be-In, the beginning of the Summer of Love and the San Francisco scene.
Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots
Nov 4, 1984
The late Texas guitar slinger talks about growing up in Beaumont with early rock 'n' roll and discovering the blues in this interview from 1984.
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters
These back-to-back 1984 interviews with Waters and Gilmour give insight on their respective solo careers.
Just Added: Rick Springfield in L.A., '82
Aug 13, 1982
The Aussie-born pop star/actor performs his smash hit "Jessie's Girl," "Love Is Alright Tonite" and other tunes from
Working Class Dog
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, '78
Jan 25, 1978
After singing about wanting to be on the cover of
, they finally made it. Hear them in a Bottom Line show.
Executive Order Imposed at Tramps
Nov 17, 1995
The Presidents of the United States of America perform wry, grunge ditties like "Boll Weevil," "Back Porch" and "Kitty" from their first album.
Just Added: Robert Palmer in Boston, '79
Sep 29, 1979
The British singer-songwriter performs his hit single "Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)" and other tunes from his album
Ultravox in Germany, 1983
Apr 15, 1983
Guitarist-singer Midge Ure leads the London-based electro-pop pioneers on "Visions in Blue," "Reap the Wild Wind" and more from
Paul McCartney Earns Another Honor
Jul 4, 1990
This week Sir Paul becomes an Officer of France's Legion of Honor. Enjoy some of the exquisite songcraft that has brought him such recognition.
The Clash Comes to America
Feb 13, 1979
Hear the British punk-reggae-funk band perform material from
Give 'Em Enough Rope
in their first Stateside tour from 35 years ago.
Janis Joplin Flies Solo
Feb 12, 1969
After leaving Big Brother & The Holding Company, the soulful singer formed her Kozmic Blues Band. Hear an early performance from 1969.
Dickey Betts Hits the 'Highway'
Dec 14, 1974
The Allman Brothers Band guitarist premieres tunes from his country flavored
with fiddler Vassar Clements in this 1974 set.
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