Comedy – 1983 – HBO On Location Special – America’s Top Comedians Delivering Their Best Punch Lines

One of the best comedy programs on television during the decade of the 1980’s was HBO’s On Location…..which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein.  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by Robert Klein….and the program became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from comedians such as George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich…

Comedy – 1978 – Monty Python Eric Idle – Stand Up Routine

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer…who was a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python….a member of the parody rock band The Rutles…..and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot. Idle wrote for Python mostly by himself….although he sometimes found it difficult in…

Comedy – 1970 – Movie M A S H Special – The Last Supper For Painless The Gas Passer

One of the truly memorable movie scenes of all time was the “last supper for Painless the gas passer” for the M*A*S*H 4077th Army Medical Unit in the infamous movie M*A*S*H….when Painless the gas passer” was too depressed to live anymore….so Hawkeye Pierce (Don Sutherland) and Trapper John (Elliot Gould) devise a plan for his last supper before taking…

Comedy – 1985 – Rick Overton Stand Up Routine – Featured On Young Comedians Smothers Brothers Show

Rick Overton (born August 10, 1954) is an American screenwriter, actor and comedian….whose writing credits include Dennis Miller Live….while his acting credits include Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne…..and his comedic credits certainly include his stand-up routine on the 1985 Smothers Brothers HBO Young Comedians Show….as seen in this video herewith.   Overton made his first onscreen appearance in the 1982 film Young Doctors in Love….followed…

Diving – 1979 – Special – World Belly Flop + Cannonball Championship – With Jim Lampley

One of the real characters of the World Bellyfop Championships Competition was a contestant named Butts Giraud….who was a Canadian entrepreneur, musician, author and a former professional football player and a professional wrestler in North America and England….whereas, we have video proof that Giraud’s greatest talent were displayed when he won the world belly-flop and cannonball championships in 1975,…

Comedy – 1978 – Hugh Hefner – Stand Up Routine Monologue

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher and life-stylist….who was founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine….which was a revolutionary publication….aimed at a sophisticated young readership….with revealing glamour photographs and sensational articles provoking charges of obscenity.  In January 1952, Hefner left his job as a copywriter for Esquire after he was denied a $5 raise.…

Comedy – 1978 – HBO On Location Special – Robin Williams – An Evening At The Met

HBO’s Robert Klein hosts an On Location live concert with comedic legend Robin Williams….which was before he starred as the funny guy Mork in the famously funny and popular TV program Mork and Mindy.   We are so fortunate to have so much of Robin Williams work in our comedy section….as it is our opinion that he was a…

Comedy – 1978 – Andy Kaufman – The Bongos Just Make Me Yodel

        The comedic genius of Andy Kaufman was never more evident than in this video seen herewith…..as the title alone makes me laugh….but when you consider that Kaufman considered himself an entertainer rather than a comedian….and albeit true to a certain extent….the fact remains that he was down right funny when he…

Comedy – 1986 – HBO On Location Special – Comedians And Their Props – Pryor + Williams + Crystal

DOG COMMENTARY:  Some of the really “top shelf” comedy videos that I post here at ImaSportsphile came from HBO’s On Location Comedy Shows from back in the decade of the 1980’s…..for the 80’s were golden years when it comes to comedy…..including Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Red Skelton, Jonathan Winters, Steve Martin, Monty Python, Martin…