Comedy
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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: 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.
  5. 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.
  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: 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!"
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  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: 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  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: 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: 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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."
  30. 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.''
  31. 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.
  32. Interviews: KISS Behind the Make-Up KISS Behind the Make-Up Apr 12, 1979 Ace and Gene discuss plans for their now-legendary Dynasty tour and the dubious origins of rock critics in this 1979 interview.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Interviews: Reminiscing With Captain Trips Reminiscing With Captain Trips Sep 22, 1975 In a 1975 interview, Jerry Garcia talks about Bill Graham, the Acid Tests, 'old-time lunacy' in Haight-Ashbury and the world community of freaks.
  36. 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."
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Interviews: Video: Fred Armisen at SXSW, 2013 Video: Fred Armisen at SXSW, 2013 Mar 12, 2013 The former SNL cast member and Portlandia co-creator talks about his musical and comedic background in a chat with Paste's Josh Jackson.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  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: 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.
  44. Rock: New Release: The Rolling Stones, Chicago '81 New Release: The Rolling Stones, Chicago '81 Nov 23, 1981 As the Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary and announce the premiere of a restored '65 tour film, hear them in top form at the Rosemont Horizon.
  45. Rock: A Zappa Instrumental Playlist A Zappa Instrumental Playlist The singular guitarist-bandleader-satirist lets his fingers do the talking on "Sinister Footwear," "Bowling on Charen" and "Black Napkins."
  46. Rock: New Release: Ozzy Osbourne Reboots in '82 New Release: Ozzy Osbourne Reboots in '82 Apr 28, 1982 Ozzy showcases new guitarist Brad Gillis in this concert held just 40 days after the tragic plane crash that killed guitar hero Randy Rhoads.
  47. Rock: Matisyahu's Daytrotter Session Matisyahu's Daytrotter Session Jan 18, 2010 The American Hassidic Jewish reggae superstar (aka Matthew Paul Miller) performs "One Day," "Temple" and "Thunder" in this 2010 set.
  48. Rock: Vault History: The Sex Pistols' Last Gig Vault History: The Sex Pistols' Last Gig Jan 14, 1978 Tensions were high in this infamous show from The Sex Pistols, their last before they broke up in 1978.
  49. Rock: Tina Turner in Sweden Tina Turner in Sweden May 13, 1983 The dynamic soul singer was 43 when she reprised her 1966 Phil Spector-produced hit "River Deep - Mountain High" in this 1983 video.
  50. Rock: Frank Zappa: Guitar Hero Frank Zappa: Guitar Hero Oct 31, 1977 The irreverent, irascible FZ flaunts his six-string genius on instrumentals "Bowling on Charen" and "Black Napkins" in this 1977 Palladium show.
  51. Rock: Tom Petty Unplugged Tom Petty Unplugged Oct 2, 1994 The Heartbreakers turn in acoustic performances of "Free Fallin'," "Mary Jane's Last Dance" and "Girl on LSD" at this 1994 concert
  52. Rock: Dylan & The Band Reunion Tour Hits Boston Dylan & The Band Reunion Tour Hits Boston Jan 14, 1974 The Month of Dylan rolls on with this incredible show from Bob's 1974 tour with The Band. It doesn't get much better than this.

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