Every once in a while it’s important to take a break from trying to figure out where the comedy industry is going and instead take a moment to learn from where it’s been.
To help you do that, I’ve pulled together the following collection of 10 full stand up performances from comedians that aired more than 20 years ago.
There’s lots to watch, and even more to learn from how these guys did what they did.
George Carlin’s First HBO Special (Recorded in 1977)
Jim Carrey’s Unnatural Act (1991)
Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)
Andrew Dice Clay’s “The Diceman Cometh” (1989)
Redd Foxx’s “Video In A Plain Brown Wrapper” (1983)
Bill Hicks’ “Revelations” (1991)
Sam Kinison’s “Breaking All The Rules” (1987)
Eddie Murphy’s “Raw” (1987)
Richard Pryor’s “Live In Concert” (1979)
Robin Williams’ “An Evening With Robin Williams” (1982)
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