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: 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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."
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.''
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  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: 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.
  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: 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  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: 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!"
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  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: 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. Interviews: Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak From scoring Apocalypse Now to their songwriting process, Hart and Garcia discuss all things Dead.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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."
  42. 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.
  43. Interviews: U2 Trip Through Your Wires 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!
  44. Rock: Steely Dan Reelin' in London 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.
  45. 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."
  46. Rock: Dickey Betts Hits the 'Highway' Dickey Betts Hits the 'Highway' Dec 14, 1974 The Allman Brothers Band guitarist premieres tunes from his country flavored Highway Call with fiddler Vassar Clements in this 1974 set.
  47. Rock: The Tubes' New Years Countdown 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.
  48. Rock: Pat Benatar's 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' 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.
  49. Rock: Hall & Oats Cover the Righteous Brothers 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.
  50. Rock: 'I'm Not There' Concert, 2007 '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.
  51. Rock: Argent Rocks the Palace 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.
  52. Rock: Grateful Days Revisited 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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