Comedy
  1. Comedy: The Best of Live From the Improv The Best of Live From the Improv Hear where some of your favorite comics got their start in this hilarious playlist.
  2. Comedy: Rodney Dangerfield at Catch a Rising Star Rodney Dangerfield at Catch a Rising Star Jul 25, 1983 Recorded a month before the premiere of his leading role in Easy Money, this '83 set finds Rodney at his peak, still getting no respect.
  3. Comedy: Groucho Marx in '72 Groucho Marx in '72 Aug 11, 1972 The comedy legend recalls some of his favorite childhood anecdotes including his first love and his namesake.
  4. Comedy: Phyllis Diller's Searing Standup 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.
  5. Comedy: Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland 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.
  6. Comedy: Flo & Eddie in New Jersey 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.
  7. Comedy: Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius 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.
  8. Comedy: Monty Python at City Center, 1976 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!"
  9. Comedy: Jackie Mason: Brand New 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.
  10. Comedy: Moms Mabley at Newport '64 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.''
  11. Comedy: Monty Python Live at City Center 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.
  12. Comedy: Cheech & Chong's Stoner Humor 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.
  13. Comedy: Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 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."
  14. Comedy: Andy Kaufman's Dadaist Humor 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.
  15. Comedy: Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991 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.
  16. Comedy: Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC 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.
  17. Comedy: Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties 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.
  18. Comedy: The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party 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.
  19. Comedy: Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down 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.
  20. Comedy: Bob Hope Lends a Hand 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.
  21. Comedy: Video: George Carlin Standup, '79 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.
  22. Comedy: Love, Laughter and Robin Williams 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.
  23. Comedy: Reggie Watts at Daytrotter Studio 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.
  24. Comedy: Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 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 SNL star's stand-up career is not for the faint.
  25. Comedy: Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl 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.
  26. Comedy: Uncut: Alan King at Harvard 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.
  27. Comedy: GRAMMY WINNER: Weird Al Yankovic GRAMMY WINNER: Weird Al Yankovic Mar 10, 1984 The master of puns and parody won "Best Comedy Album" for Mandatory Fun. Hear him perform "Eat It" and "Yoda" in 1984.
  28. Comedy: Brad Garrett at the Improv Brad Garrett at the Improv May 23, 1988 The fan-favorite from Everybody Loves Raymond and 'Til Death kicks off this sampler from the famed comedy club.
  29. Comedy: Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Xmas 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.
  30. Comedy: Garry Shandling at Comic Relief, '86 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.
  31. Comedy: Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley 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.
  32. Interviews: Behind the Music With Bob Seger 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.
  33. Interviews: Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll 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.
  34. Interviews: An Interview With Ben E. King 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.
  35. Interviews: Understanding The Police in 1982 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.
  36. Interviews: Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up 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.
  37. Interviews: Townshend on Townshend in 1982 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.
  38. Interviews: Reminiscing With Paul Kantner 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.
  39. Interviews: David Bowie Speaks, 1978 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.
  40. Interviews: Bill Withers' Unexpected Life in Music 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.
  41. Interviews: Hanging on the Phone With Bill Graham 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.
  42. Interviews: Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots 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.
  43. Interviews: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters 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.
  44. Rock: Just Added: Rick Springfield in L.A., '82 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.
  45. Rock: Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, '78 Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, '78 Jan 25, 1978 After singing about wanting to be on the cover of Rolling Stone, they finally made it. Hear them in a Bottom Line show.
  46. Rock: Executive Order Imposed at Tramps 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.
  47. Rock: Just Added: Robert Palmer in Boston, '79 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 Secrets.
  48. Rock: Ultravox in Germany, 1983 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 Quartet.
  49. Rock: Paul McCartney Earns Another Honor 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.
  50. Rock: The Clash Comes to America 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.
  51. Rock: Janis Joplin Flies Solo 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.
  52. Rock: Dickey Betts Hits the 'Highway' Dickey Betts Hits the 'Highway' Dec 14, 1974 The Allman Brothers Band guitarist premieres tunes from his country flavored Highway Call with fiddler Vassar Clements in this 1974 set.

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