Comedy
  1. 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.
  2. 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!"
  3. 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.
  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: 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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."
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  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: 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  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: 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  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: 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Interviews: Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Oct 29, 1988 In this 1988 interview, Simon shared lyrical insights, compositional inspirations, and recording session memories.
  34. Interviews: Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Sep 4, 1977 In this '77 interview, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) guides us through his history, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.
  35. 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.
  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: 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Interviews: Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Sep 25, 1988 In this 1988 interview, guitar god Carlos Santana reflects on his influences, Woodstock, and other highlights from the first two decades of his life's work.
  43. Interviews: Frankie Valli on the Four Seasons Frankie Valli on the Four Seasons Oct 29, 1988 Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" opens in theaters today. Hear the lead singer of the popular vocal group reminisce about those halcyon days.
  44. Rock: Chuck Berry's Ding-A-Ling Chuck Berry's Ding-A-Ling Mar 18, 1967 Berry's thinly veiled euphemism "My Ding-A-Ling" became his only #1 single this week in '72. Hear him work it out at Winterland five years before it hit.
  45. Rock: Peter Gabriel Goes Solo Peter Gabriel Goes Solo Oct 4, 1978 The former Genesis frontman performs tunes from his self-titled solo debut, and a cover of "All Day and All of the Night" in this '78 set.
  46. Rock: New Release: Stevie Wonder at MSG in '86 New Release: Stevie Wonder at MSG in '86 Sep 26, 1986 Get to higher ground with this soulful NYC set from a musical and cultural icon.
  47. Rock: Davell Crawford's Gospel-Fueled R&B Davell Crawford's Gospel-Fueled R&B Apr 20, 2011 The gifted New Orleans pianist-vocalist performs with uncommon passion in this solo set from 2011 at Wolfgang's Vault in San Francisco.
  48. Rock: Bill Kreutzmann's Book Deal Bill Kreutzmann's Book Deal Feb 28, 1969 The drummer recently released "Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead." Hear them in a '69 set.
  49. Rock: Video: John Fogerty in Oakland, '89 Video: John Fogerty in Oakland, '89 The former frontman for Creedence Clearwater Revival performs classics like "Born on the Bayou," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Proud Mary."
  50. Rock: Little Feat, the Lowell George Era Little Feat, the Lowell George Era Feb 14, 1976 This superb 1976 Little Feat set infamously circulated as a lesser (still coveted) bootleg, capturing the band at their very best.
  51. Rock: Graham Parker and The Rumour Reunite Graham Parker and The Rumour Reunite Apr 9, 1979 Parker and band are together again after 31 years. Enjoy this set recorded weeks after the release of Squeezing Out Sparks.
  52. Rock: On Tour This Fall: Vedder and Hansard On Tour This Fall: Vedder and Hansard Hear Pearl Jam in '94 at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and The Swell Season's '09 Daytrotter session.

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