Comedy
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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."
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!"
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.''
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Interviews: An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Jan 23, 1977 The comedian/filmmaker discusses his early standup influences and talks about his upcoming film Annie Hall in this hour-long interview.
  36. Interviews: Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Jul 23, 1989 In the midst of a 1989 European tour, JC took time to talk shop with World of Rock radio host Scott Muni.
  37. Interviews: Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Nov 30, 2015 The Metallica bassist discusses the making of the Jaco Pastorius documentary he produced and financed over the course of six years.
  38. Interviews: The Funky George Duke The Funky George Duke May 5, 1978 Listen in on this 1978 recording to hear Duke's thoughts on the Dukey Stick, Sheila E., Shuggie Otis and more.
  39. Interviews: Mark Knopfler's Work & Influences Mark Knopfler's Work & Influences Jun 6, 1988 The Dire Straits frontman speaks about his involvement with a number of good causes, and about some of his earliest musical influences.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Interviews: The Legend of Frankie Valli The Legend of Frankie Valli Oct 29, 1988 In this interview with Frankie Valli, he humbly speaks of his massive achievements over three generations.
  43. Interviews: George Benson's Crossover Challenge George Benson's Crossover Challenge Jan 1, 1989 Superstar guitarist-singer George Benson talks about being caught in the middle of popular music and jazz in this 1989 interview.
  44. Rock: Television's Tom Verlaine at Tramps Television's Tom Verlaine at Tramps Jun 12, 1996 The art-punk guitar hero performs "Marquee Moon" and the Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction" during this 2-hour show.
  45. Rock: Joe Walsh Barnstorms Univeristy of Texas Joe Walsh Barnstorms Univeristy of Texas Sep 24, 1973 Fresh off his departure from the James Gang, Joe Walsh delivers this stirring performance with Barnstorm, including his soon-to-be hit "Rocky Mountain High."
  46. Rock: New Release: April Wine in Las Vegas, '81 New Release: April Wine in Las Vegas, '81 Apr 27, 1981 The Canadian rockers play "Big City Girls" and other tunes from Nature of the Beast and also cover King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man."
  47. Rock: NEW: Billy Falcon in Providence, '79 NEW: Billy Falcon in Providence, '79 Jul 6, 1979 The Rosedale rocker performs his "Reachin'" and other tunes from Burning Rose and covers the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There."
  48. Rock: Don Henley at the Riverbend, 1991 Don Henley at the Riverbend, 1991 Jul 23, 1991 The Eagles founding member performs "Hotel California," "Desperado," "Life in the Fast Lane" and tunes from his The End of Innocence.
  49. Rock: Video: Peter Gabriel at Woodstock '94 Video: Peter Gabriel at Woodstock '94 Aug 14, 1994 The adventurous artist presents a visually stunning show including tunes from Us and classics like "Sledgehammer" and "Biko."
  50. Rock: Funk Fridays: Bill Cosby's Other Gig Funk Fridays: Bill Cosby's Other Gig Jul 12, 1970 The comedian and television star leads the all-star Badfoot Brown and the Bunions Bradford Marching and Funeral Band at '70 Newport.
  51. Rock: Come Sail Away With Styx Come Sail Away With Styx Jan 28, 1978 Watch Styx perform their rock opus "Come Sail Away" to a captivated crowd at Winterland in 1978.
  52. Rock: Jefferson Starship's Golden Era Jefferson Starship's Golden Era Nov 8, 1975 Watch Jefferson Starship reaching their peak, before drugs and personal turmoil forced the Starship in a new direction in the late 70's.

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