80s Comedians-Recommendations for videos/DVDs/albums by them?

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  1. John Kilduff

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    I love the 80s, and I like stand-up comedy.

    My question is:

    Can anybody recommend to me some good videos/DVDs/albums with 80s comedians on them?

    Anything goes, with the exceptions of George Carlin and Bill Hicks (I believe he did some 80s stuff). Whatever you have, I'm open to it.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I don't study the HBO Comedy schedule regularly...Maybe I should?
     
  2. Armando Zamora

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    Eddie Murphy - Raw. Came out right around his SNL days.

    Robin Williams. Right around his Mork from Ork days.

    Bill Cosby. Richard Pryor.
     
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    not sure if it is pure 80's but he was around than, maybe a little Sam Kinison?![​IMG]
     
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    George Carlin!!
     
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    Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip. Not a very good DVD, but a great record of Pryor's return after his freebasing "accident".

    M.
     
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    I agree with Michael that LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP has its fine moments, but nothing comes close to Pryor's electric performance in RICHARD PRYOR LIVE IN CONCERT, also available on DVD. The image quality isn't great, but this could well be the most consistently riotous stand-up performance of all time (but it's raunchy, so pick your audience carefully). This film makes you want to cry about Pryor's subsequent bout with M.S. and the fact that he no longer has a venue for venting his rage and presenting us with his flawless impersonations. Incredible talent, too rarely fully utilized, and now it's to late... except for this film.
     
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    BRIAN REGAN: LIVE Not the most popular guy..but funny as hell!!! He is my favorite, hands down!
     
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    Steven Wright - "I Have A Pony"

    Brad
     
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    Did Howie Mandell have a video in the 80's? I remember an HBO special, I think.. but I don't know if there was a retail video available.
     
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    Bill Cosby: Himself is a very funny.

    Eddie Murphy Delerious is IMO better than Raw.

    Richard Pryor
    Sam Kinison
    Damon Wayans - Not sure what it's called but he is wearing all black and it was pretty freaking funny.
     
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    Is Eddie Murphy Delirous or Raw available on DVD yet?
     
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    I've got to second that one. [​IMG]

    Sample Steven Wright thoughts:

    "For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier... I put them in the same room and let them fight it out. Then I filled my humidifier with wax, and now my room is all shiny."

    "When I was a baby, I kept a diary. Recently, I was rereading it. It said, "Day 1 -- Still tired from the move. Day 2 -- Everybody talks to me like I'm an idiot."
     
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    gotta love steven wright!! I've forgotten about him..

    what material of his would you recommend? I make it a rule not to buy comic CD's or videos, but might have to make an exception here.
     
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    Although he is not from the 80's, he definitely has that 80's style of comedy. This is definitely a MUST buy!

    http://www.brianregan.com/brians_goods.html

    His DVD has been in the works for some time. I can't wait for it to come out (see above link)
     
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    Eddie Murphy's Delirious was off the charts. My friends and I still refer to it. "I got some Ice Cream" and "Hey boy, you look might fine in them jeans". I'd get it on DVD in a heartbeat. It was much better than Raw, in my opinion.
     
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    Raw: "Half! Ed-Deee!!!"
     
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    Steve Martin's "Wild and Crazy Guy" and "Comedy is not Pretty". I have both of those on vinyl! [​IMG]
     
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    Patrick,
    That is a hilarious part of Raw. I totally forgot about that.
     

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