After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc and Hirsch, for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their glory days and try to make up for lost time, one wrestles with a terrible quandary: Doc has orders to kill Val, and time is running out for him to figure out a way out of his dilemma.
A small-time comedian with big dreams takes a job as the opening act at The Pearl, the hottest strip club in Ohio. He hopes to further his career, but there is a danger with the town's most enticing women for it brings out the town's most powerful men. A misunderstanding with the mafia-connected club owner will thrust him into a race to clear his name. If he doesn't uncover the truth, he'll not only lose his job – he'll lose his life.
Lila, grows up in the high-rises of the Marolles in Brussels. Along with her sister and her friends, she dreams of becoming a dancer and revolutionising the world of hip-hop. While her friends stay in Brussels, Lila leaves everything - comfort, family - behind to go to Paris, where she is certain her persistence will pay off. Except that life in Paris quickly takes an unexpected turn. The woman who dreamed of being a choreographer ends up as a lap dancer in a rap video, and that’s only the beginning of her disillusionment. After a chance meeting with a drama teacher, she bears her heart and soul on stage and begins doing stand-up. This time, her unusual dedication leads her to find her calling. However, she still has to fight one final battle: convincing her father that she has made the right choice.
Jimmy Carr returns with a brand new live stand-up DVD. Recorded live at London's Bloomsbury theatre, Jimmy unleashes brand new material upon his audience that is just too rude for TV, taking his dry and sardonic wit and delightfully crafted jokes to a whole new level
A low-level mobster takes a stab at stand-up comedy while in the Witness Protection Program.
Taped live before a sold-out audience at the WaMu Theater at New York Citys Madison Square Garden, Ricky Gervais: Out of England The Stand-Up Special is a high-spirited hour of offbeat observations and understated humor from the actor/comedian/writer/director.
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There is no denying that the rise to prominence for Isaac Butterfield is unmatched and unrivalled. After selling out over 50 shows across Australia in 2018, and gaining over 100 million views online; Butterfield wields his sharp wit and shocking brand of humour to declare war on everything. From Vegans to Religion and everything in between, Butterfield's 'No Holds Bar' approach unleashes on everyone. Nobody is safe in his debut comedy special 'The Butterfield Effect'.
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
Made up of three parts, “The Honeymoon Stand Up Special” features half-hour sets from both Leggero and Kasher, comedians married to each other. Leggero, the star and co-creator of “Another Period,” goes first (as per an opening scripted bit). Kasher, the host of the late night series “Problematic,” follows close behind, setting the stage for a third episode that sees the two performing together.
Paris, 30's declared professional rivalry between two stars of the musical, Yvonne and Gaby leads to dire consequences. Yvonne's body is found in the theater. Gaby's future is threatened against the judgment to which it is subjected, with a probable prison sentence.
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Irish anti homophobic bullying advertisement, created as part of BeLonG To Youth Services annual Up! LGBT Awareness Weeks.
In this caustic comedy special, veteran stand-up quipster Todd Glass makes audiences howl with his take on some of society's unspoken "rules," from complimenting kids to giving directions.
"From his very first day in office Ronald Reagan endeared himself to millions of Americans with his affable, fun-loving personality. Now, for the first time, his most humorous tales and most amusing anecdotes are combined on one delightfully entertaining DVD."
A Macedonian girl is trying to swim the British Channel. During the ordeal, she remembers her troubled past.
Ex Con Armstrong Cane (Ving Rhames) returns to home a changed man looking to take over his father's old church and congregation. The neighborhood though is full of drugs and gangs. Those who are able are leaving for more prosperous areas and falling in with a slick preacher (Ricardo Chivara). Even with a dangerous gang leader (Dean McDermott) threatening his flock, Armstrong won't give up.
Hennes Bender has been successful as a comedian for over 20 years. In Stand Up. A comedian backstage, he gives us a glimpse into his life as a comedian. What happens behind the scenes? How does he see his job himself and how does he make his performance accessible to deaf people?
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With over a dozen series of one-man talk shows on his resume since his debut in 1990, Dayo Wong is the first and widely regarded the best stand-up comedian in Hong Kong. He is now in preparation for his upcoming series of gag shows in November 2010, which marks his 20 years in perfecting the performance art form. Last year, Wong did a successful tour with sold-out shows in Hong Kong, China, and North America. His sharp wits and patented sense of humor are showcased in his jokes about every topic from the financial crunch to Facebook, relationships, various social issues, entertainment gossips, and more. Fans can now own the acclaimed show on DVD with "guaranteed" satisfaction (refer to track #1)!
Stand Up!! is a Japanese television drama which ran weekly for three months in 2003. The drama, which stars Kazunari Ninomiya of Arashi and Tomohisa Yamashita of NEWS, centers around the lives of the last four virgins left in their highschool as they struggle to lose their virginity over their final high school summer vacation. A 6-DVD Box Set featuring all eleven episodes, as well as six individual volumes were released in Japan on December 18, 2003.
A biennial charitable telethon bringing together all the networks and the biggest stars in entertainment, for one night of music, laughter, and inspiration. The aim is to raise significant funds for translational cancer research, raise awareness, and bring about an understanding that everyone is connected to cancer.
In the time-honored tradition of Comedy Central's half-hour specials, Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents features the best and brightest emerging comedians performing thirty minutes of material.
Impending parenthood does funny things to Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, who dissect family, relationships and more in a trio of stand-up specials.
Stand Up Australia was an Australian comedy TV program locally produced by The Comedy Channel from 2006 to 2008. It was hosted by Cameron Knight, and featured four Australian or international comedians on each one hour show. Series two was produced in Melbourne, previously the first series was shot at Foxtel's Sydney studios located in North Ryde, where the set and studio was named "The Troubled Bison". The first series went for a marathon 95 episodes and showcased Australia's top comedic talent. For the week of the 2006 Melbourne Cup carnival, there was a number of episodes that had a "racing" theme for each show. This included the set, audience and host being dressed up in horse racing themes. Comedians who appeared on the show include John Burgos, Tom Rhodes, Monty Franklin, Fiona O'Loughlin, Doug Chappel, Sam Simmons, Greg Fleet, Rod Quantock, Terri Psiakis, Michael Chamberlin, Subby Valentine, Justin Kennedy, Charlie Pickering, Jackie Loeb, Steady Eddy, Chris Franklin, Elliot Goblet, Pommy Johnson, Scott Brennan, Eddie Ifft, Simon Palomares, Dave Grant, Tommy Dean, Sam Bowring and Bev Killick.
Stand Up and Cheer is an American variety show that aired in syndication for three consecutive seasons, beginning in 1971, hosted by Johnny Mann, with many musical numbers sung by "The Johnny Mann Singers". Although the program occasionally featured comedy skits, most of the segments in the half-hour show involved patriotic musicals, singing, or dancing.
Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Pop and Politics is a 6x60 minutes documentary TV-series about the relationship between singers and politics in the USA, the UK, Germany and France from the 1960s until 2003. It was made in 2003 by Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher and Simon Witter as a joint production between German ZDF and the French-German culture channel Arte. It has since been showed by a number of other broadcasters in Europe, but also by Australia's ABC. The series feature an impressive list of interviewees, including Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Bono, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Bob Dylan, Ice-T, Bob Geldof, Willie Nelson, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, and Neil Young. A much shorter, two-hour version, called Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Pop and Protest, aired on PBS in September 2005, hosted and narrated by co-founder of Public Enemy Chuck D. The PBS version focuses mainly on the American history of protest songs. The title is borrowed from the reggae protest song Get Up, Stand Up by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
The Comedy Central Presents Stand-up Showdown is a countdown of the 20 greatest comedy central performances. Throughout the month of January, previous episodes of the series are aired, prompting viewers to vote for their favorite comedian from a pool of 100 via text message or the internet. The results marathon for 2007 aired on Sunday, January 28.
John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show is a stand-up comedy television series that currently airs on Comedy Central in the United States. Hosted by British comedian John Oliver, who is best known for his work on The Daily Show, the show features new material by both up-and-coming and established comedians. Each episode features four performers, including the headliner but not Oliver.
Stand Up for the Week is a British television comedy series shown on Channel 4, featuring stand-up comedy performances reflecting topical events. The show began in June 2010 with a six-episode series aired on Friday nights, moving to Saturday nights for the second series which began in March 2011. The first series was hosted by Patrick Kielty, with regular performers Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges, Andi Osho and Rich Hall. Bridges replaced Kielty as host for the second series, with Jon Richardson joining as a regular performer. Richardson took over as host of the show for the third series which aired in late 2011, and aside from Rich Hall returning, an otherwise entirely new group of regular performers joined the show: Seann Walsh, Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe and Paul Chowdhry. For the fourth series Andrew Lawrence replaced Rich Hall. For the fifth series, Chowdhry will take over as host but it is unknown who will replace him or if any other regulars have been replaced.