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Comedy Specials - Reviews of the stand-up comedy specials on TV and DVD.

Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive - Stand-up Special Review
Read a review of Aziz Ansari's 2013 stand up special Buried Alive, which premiered on Netflix Instant streaming.

Louis CK: Oh My God - Stand-up Special Review
Read a review of Oh My God, the 2013 HBO comedy special from Louis CK.

Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters - Stand-up Special Review
Jeff Dunham's Halloween special, Minding the Monsters, debuted on Comedy Central and DVD in October 2012. Read a review here.

Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff - Stand-up Special Review
Read a review of Mostly Sex Stuff, the first stand-up special from Amy Schumer.

Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne - Review
Read a review of the Comedy Central roast of Roseanne, featuring Jeff Ross, Jane Lynch, Amy Schumer and more.

Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter - Stand-up Special Review
Matt Braunger is a very awkward comic, and his first hour-long Comedy Central stand-up special, Shovel Fighter, is a very awkward hour of comedy. Read a review of the special here.

George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You - Stand-up Special Review
After a brief stint as talk show host, comedian George Lopez returns to stand-up with his 2012 HBO special 'It's Not Me, It's You.' Read this review to see if the ocmeback is a welcome one.

Jo Koy: Lights Out - DVD Review
Jo Koy's second hour-long stand-up special, Lights Out, finds the comic riffing more than ever before on his young son and mother. Read a review of the special on DVD.

Tom Papa: Live in New York City - Review
Comedian Tom Papa's first Comedy Central stand-up special, Live in New York City, is a old-school throwback to classic club comedy. It's also very, very funny. Check out this review.

Carlos Mencia: New Territory - DVD Review
Comedian Carlos Mencia shows a willingness to change on his 2011 stand-up special New Territory, eschewing his usual (borrowed?) shock schtick for a more focused, political approach. Read this review of the special on DVD to see if he succeeds.

Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It - DVD Review
Read a review of You Can Tell 'Em I Said It, the stand-up comedy special from Eddie Griffin on DVD.

Chris Hardwick: Mandroid - Stand-up Special Review
Read a review of Mandroid, the first stand-up special from comedian and podcaster Chris Hardwick.

Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts - DVD Review
Read a review of Happy Thoughts, the stand-up comedy special from comedian and Tosh.0 host Daniel Tosh.

Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan - Blu-ray Review
Read a review of comedian Kathleen Madigan's stand-up comedy concert special Gone Madigan on DVD and Blu-ray.

Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison - DVD Review
Read a review of Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison on DVD, featuring Denis Leary, Chris Rock, Jay Leno, Kathy Griffin and more.

David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer - DVD Review
Read a review of Bigger and Blackerer, the third stand-up comedy special and DVD from comedian and Mr. Show star David Cross.

Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch - DVD Review
Read a review of the Kathy Griffin stand-up comedy special "She'll Cut a Bitch" on DVD from Shout! Factory.

Eddie Izzard: Live from Wembley - Review
Read a review of the stand-up special Eddie Izzard: Live from Wembley on DVD.

Mike Epss: Under Rated and Never Faded - Live from Detroit! -…
Read a review of Mike Epps: Under Rated and Never Faded stand-up comedy special on DVD.

Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat, I'm Fluffy - Live in El Paso - Review
Read a review of I'm Not Fat I'm Fluffy, the stand-up comedy special from Gabriel Iglesias on DVD.

Mitch Fatel: Mitch Fatel is Magical - DVD Review
Read a review of comedian Mitch Fatel's stand-up special Mitch Fatel is Magical on DVD.

Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas - DVD Review
Read a review of comedian, ventriloquist and 'America's Got Talent' winner Terry Fator's new special, 'Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas' on DVD.

Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices - Review
Read a review of 'Midlife Vices,' the first stand-up special for comedian Greg Giraldo. Original Comedy Central broadcast premiere date 8/16/09.

The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers - Review
Read a review of the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers, featuring Kathy Griffin, Greg Giraldo, Mario Cantone, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Ross and more. Original premiere date 8/9/09.

Jim Breuer: Let's Clear the Air - DVD Review
Read a DVD review of former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member and 'Half Baked' star Jim Breuer's stand-up special 'Let's Clear the Air.' Original Comedy Central premiere date July 25, 2009.

Ralphie May: Austin-Tatious - DVD Review
Read a review of Last Comic Standing runner-up Ralphie May's comedy special Austin-Tatious, available on CD and DVD.

Dane Cook: ISolated INcident - Review
Read a review of Isolated Incident, the stand-up comedy album and special from Dane Cook.

Christian Finnegan: Au Contraire - Review
Read a review of the first comedy special (and second album) from comedian Christian Finnegan, Au Contraire.

Ron White: Behavioral Problems - Review
Read a review of the 2009 stand-up special from Blue Collar comedian Ron White, Behavioral Problems. Original Comedy Central premiere date 4/19/09.

Sebastian Live - Review
Read a review of Sebastian Live, the first stand-up special from comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. Original Comedy Central premiere date 4/11/09.

Craig Ferguson: A Wee Bit O' Revolution - Review
Read a review of comedian and 'Late Late Show' host Craig Ferguson's first stand-up special A Wee Bit O Revolution. Comedy Central premiere date 3/22/09.

The Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy - Review
Read a review of the Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy, featuring appearances by Lisa Lampanelli, Jeff Foxworthy, Greg Giraldo, Toby Keith, Jeffrey Ross and more. Original air date 3/15/09.

Will Ferrell - You're Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
Read a review of the 2009 Broadway show You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush starring Will Ferrell. Original HBO air date 3/14/09.

Jim Gaffigan - King Baby DVD Review
Check out a review of comedian Jim Gaffigan's 2009 stand-up special King Baby on DVD. Also available on CD from Comedy Central Records.

Russell Brand in New York City - Review
Read a review of Russell Brand in New York City, the first stand-up special from British comedian Russell Brand. Premiered on Comedy Central on March 8, 2009.

Lisa Lampanelli: Long Live the Queen - Review
Read a review of insult comedian Lisa Lampanelli's third comedy special, Long Live the Queen. Originally aired 1/31/09 on HBO.

Louis CK: Chewed Up - Review
Read this review of comedian Louis CK's 2008 hour-long comedy special, Chewed Up, on DVD.

Dane Cook: Rough Around the Edges - Review
Review of comedian Dane Cook's second stand-up special Rough Around the Edges. Recorded at Madison Square Garden in New York and premiered on Comedy Central on January 11, 2009 as part of Stand-up Month.

Jo Koy - Don't Make Him Angry
Jo Koy Dont Make Him Angry - Review of Jo Koy Dont Make Him Angry - Read this review of stand-up comedian Jo Koy's 2008 stand-up special Don't Make Him Angry. Original premiere date 1/4/09.

Artie Lange - It's the Whisky Talkin'
Read a review of Artie Lange's first stand-up special It's the Whiskey Talkin', available on DVD.

Brian Regan - The Epitome of Hyperbole Review
Review of Brian Regan's The Epitome of Hyperbole stand-up special and DVD from Comedy Central.

Chris Rock - Kill the Messenger Review
Review of Chris Rock's 2008 HBO stand-up comedy special Kill the Messenger.

George Carlin - It's Bad for Ya Review
Read this review of It's Bad for Ya, the fourteenth and final stand-up special from the late, great George Carlin.

Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special - Review
Review of the 2008 stand-up comedy special Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special on Comedy Central.

Stephen Colbert - A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
Review of A Colbert Christmas - The Greatest Gift of all, the 2008 Comedy Central Christmas special starring Stephen Colbert and featuring Jon Stewart, Feist, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Toby Keith and John Legend. Original air date 11/23/08; also available on DVD.

Whitney Cummings: Money Shot - Comedy Special Review
Read a review of Money Shot, the first hour-long stand-up comedy special from comedian Whitney Cummings.

Janeane Garofalo: If You Will (Live in Seattle) - Blu-ray Review
Read a review of Janeane Garofalo's 2010 stand-up comedy special If You Will, available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Donnell Rawlings: From Ashy to Classy - Stand-up Comedy DVD Review
Read a review of comedian Donnell Rawlings' stand-up comedy special From Ashy to Classy on DVD.

Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos - Stand-up Special Review
Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham's fourth stand-up comedy special, Controlled Chaos, featured appearances from favorite puppets Walter, Peanut, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and saw the debut of a new puppet character, Achmed's Son. Check out this review of the puppet comics special, which debuted in 2011.

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