Folk & Bluegrass
Jackie Mason: Brand New
New York City | 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.
Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC
City Center | 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.
Groucho Marx in '72
Aug 11, 1972
The comedy legend recalls some of his favorite childhood anecdotes including his first love and his namesake.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Best of Live From the Improv
Hear where some of your favorite comics got their start in this hilarious playlist.
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.
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.
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."
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.''
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brad Garrett at the Improv
May 23, 1988
The fan-favorite from
Everybody Loves Raymond
kicks off this sampler from the famed comedy club.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak
to their songwriting process, Hart and Garcia discuss all things Dead.
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.
KISS Behind the Make-Up
Apr 12, 1979
Ace and Gene discuss plans for their now-legendary
tour and the dubious origins of rock critics in this 1979 interview.
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."
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.
U2 Trip Through Your Wires
Sep 8, 1987
This 1987 radio interview features all four U2 members fielding questions from adoring fans, as well as a guest appearance by the Dalton Brothers!
Steely Dan Reelin' in London
May 20, 1974
Founders Fagen & Becker continue their 10-night run at NYC's Beacon Theatre this weekend. Hear an early edition of the band from 1974.
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."
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.
The Tubes' New Years Countdown
Dec 31, 1975
Theatrical frontman Fee Waybill welcomes in 1976 with the Stanford Marching Band playing "Living in the U.S.A." in this wild concert video.
Pat Benatar's 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot'
Oct 6, 1981
Listen to Pat Benatar rock Austin in this 1981 set, pulling hit songs from three smoking albums.
Hall & Oats Cover the Righteous Brothers
Aug 22, 1980
Hall & Oates' cover of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" is one of many highlights in this excellent 1980 set.
'I'm Not There' Concert, 2007
Nov 7, 2007
This event at NYC's Beacon Theatre features many of the soundtrack contributors to the odd biopic inspired by the life of Bob Dylan.
Argent Rocks the Palace
Nov 7, 1973
The British band led by keyboardist Rod Argent plays their classics "Hold Your Head Up" and "God Gave Rock and Roll to You" in 1973.
Grateful Days Revisited
Nov 19, 1966
This set from early in the Dead's career is full of youthful exuberance and sunshiny soundscapes.
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