Comedy
  1. 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.
  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: 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.''
  7. 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!"
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Comedy: The Goon Show Inspires Weirdness, Hilarity 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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."
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Comedy: An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Interviews: Louis Armstrong Reminisces, 1970 Louis Armstrong Reminisces, 1970 Jul 23, 1970 In this fascinating chat with George Wein, Satchmo talks about brass bands in New Orleans, "Bourbon Street Parade" and "Mack the Knife."
  33. Interviews: Time With Tina Turner Time With Tina Turner Jan 20, 1985 Learn a thing or two from the crowned Queen of Rock with this personal interview, only a year after her hit "What's Love Got to Do With It?"
  34. Interviews: Bowie on His Chamelonic Image Bowie on His Chamelonic Image Jan 23, 1978 In this revealing 1978 interview, the artist talks about the characters he invented, the emergence of punk music and the merits of shock value.
  35. 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.
  36. Interviews: Lou Reed With Scott Muni Lou Reed With Scott Muni Jan 14, 1989 In this 1989 interview with the legendary WNEW DJ, Reed discusses his current album New York and his songwriting process.
  37. Interviews: Tommy James Recalls the '60s Tommy James Recalls the '60s Dec 3, 1988 The pop singer and leader of the Shondells reminisces about "Mony Mony," "Hanky Panky" and "Crimson and Clover" in this 1988 interview.
  38. Interviews: Zappa Sounds Off Zappa Sounds Off Nov 6, 1975 The irascible guitarist-composer-satirist discusses Alban Berg, Elliott Carter, Charles Ives, the Beatles and his Bongo Fury in a '75 interview.
  39. Interviews: Jerry Garcia on Movies, ESP and LSD Jerry Garcia on Movies, ESP and LSD Aug 6, 1975 In this 1975 interview with Mary Travers, Jerry discusses making a Grateful Dead film, Kesey's Acid Tests and developing band chemistry.
  40. Interviews: Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Jul 23, 1989 In this rare interview for the World of Rock radio show, Joe Cocker relates his Beatlemania experiences and fond memories of Woodstock.
  41. Interviews: Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Jul 9, 1978 Though audibly uncomfortable with promoting himself, the Boss opens up for invaluable moments of candor in this chat, a must-listen for Bruce fans.
  42. Interviews: The Neville Brothers' True Stories The Neville Brothers' True Stories Apr 22, 1994 Aaron Neville released My True Story this week, featuring production by Keith Richards. Now, hear all the Nevilles tell their stories in these '94 interviews.
  43. Interviews: Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Nov 19, 1988 The singer reminisces about his days with the Drifters and his success as a soloist with "Spanish Harlem" and his immortal hit "Stand By Me."
  44. Rock: New Release: Nick Lowe at Toad's, '83 New Release: Nick Lowe at Toad's, '83 The godfather of UK power pop performs his hit songs "Cruel To Be Kind" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding."
  45. Rock: Talking Heads at Heatwave, 1980 Talking Heads at Heatwave, 1980 Aug 23, 1980 This Talking Heads set from the Heatwave Festival in Ontario marked the debut of their recently expanded lineup as well as new songs from Remain In Light.
  46. Rock: Video: Ministry Unplugged, '94 Video: Ministry Unplugged, '94 Oct 2, 1994 The industrial metal band performs acoustic versions of the Dead's "Friend of the Devil" and Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" in this acoustic set.
  47. Rock: The Byrds at the Fillmore West, 1970 The Byrds at the Fillmore West, 1970 Jan 4, 1970 Roger McGuinn leads the Clarence White edition of the band on classics like "So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star" and "Eight Miles High."
  48. Rock: Flamin' All Over Flamin' All Over Jun 30, 1971 Unfairly relegated to cult status in the SF scene, the Flamin' Groovies in their prime delivered some powerful rock 'n' roll primitivism.
  49. Rock: Best Rock and Roll Getups Best Rock and Roll Getups This playlist featuring Alice Cooper, KISS, David Bowie and more, honors all those rock stars who dress like every night is Halloween.
  50. Rock: Ahh...The Name is Bootsy, Baby! Ahh...The Name is Bootsy, Baby! Sep 28, 1994 Bassist-singer and ultra-funkateer Bootsy Collins leads his Rubber Band on "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Stretchin' Out" in this '94 set.
  51. Rock: Rocking With Rockpile Rocking With Rockpile Aug 23, 1980 With their power pop that perfectly blended old-school rock & roll with punk leanings, Dave Edmunds' and Nick Lowe's Rockpile epitomized UK pub rock.
  52. Rock: Garcia-Saunders Band at Winterland, '73 Garcia-Saunders Band at Winterland, '73 Oct 2, 1973 Organist Merl Saunders sat in on occasion with the Grateful Dead before joining forces with Jerry Garcia in this soulful, expansive quartet.

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