Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies

From classic HBO specials to arena-comic concert flicks, these bits continue to crack us up

25. 'Mitch Hedberg: Comedy Central Presents' (1998)

It can be hard to tell sometimes if you're watching a full Mitch Hedberg special or a YouTube best-of compilation — because his act was such a blissful cut-up of tangents and non-sequiturs that would spill out of his head and float playfully over the heads of the crowd. Example: "Whenever I hang out with a group of friends, I try to make sure we hang out clockwise. That way, if we're photographed, we are easy to identify." His stoner persona made it okay for him to laugh at his own jokes and laugh at the fact that the audience didn’t get the joke. "He wasn't going to go any other way," fellow comedian and fan Marc Maron told Vice. "If the audience didn't get on board, it would be a long half-hour to an hour for them. But if they did, if they got him — he would destroy." SC