Stand-up comedy albums on Spotify?
July 9, 2015 1:08 PM   Subscribe

I'm going to be making a long drive this weekend, and to entertain myself I like to listen to stand-up comedy albums on Spotify. Unfortunately, I've listened to most of the albums from comics I know and enjoy, so I need suggestions for new ones that I might enjoy. List of comedians I love inside.

Comics I really enjoy but who don't have anything left for me on Spotify:

Kyle Kinane
Hari Kondabolu
Louis C.K.
Myq Kaplan
Marina Franklin
John Mulaney
Kumail Nanjiani
Tig Notaro
Eugene Mirman
Mike Birbiglia
Hannibal Buress
Maria Bamford
Wyatt Cenac
Aziz Ansari
Patton Oswalt

I don't like comedy that's sexist, racist, transmisogynistic, or homophobic. A one-off line or two, I can deal with, but if a whole bit is predicated on it, I'm turning it off. Bonus points for female comedians who don't rely on internalized misogyny and tearing other women down. Other than that, I'm open to anything.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 65 users marked this as a favorite
Marc Maron! But note that "This Has to Be Funny" and "Thinky Pain" will go down a lot more easily than his other albums available on Spotify; those two were recorded after his life and career turned around. The others come from a stretch where he's really bitter and angry and, while they're still funny, they can be hard to take.
posted by the phlegmatic king at 1:22 PM on July 9, 2015

Dana Gould is the most underrated stand-up ever.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:23 PM on July 9, 2015 [3 favorites]

John Pinette
Rob Paravonian
posted by BoscosMom at 1:25 PM on July 9, 2015

Also, side note that Pandora has comedy as well, which has gotten me through some long road trips. It does take a bit of thumbs-down curating to teach it that homophobia, transphobia, etc., are not welcome in my feed. (Which has ended up looking remarkably like your list above.)
posted by jeffjon at 1:29 PM on July 9, 2015

No Eddie Izzard?
posted by dotgirl at 1:29 PM on July 9, 2015 [4 favorites]

posted by bensherman at 1:35 PM on July 9, 2015 [12 favorites]

You've probably already thought of these, but:

Ellen DeGeneres has standup on Spotify that is "family friendly" in that there is little-to-no cussing, but still funny in a Jim Gaffigan type of way.

Also taking it back in time with female comics is Margaret Cho on Spotify.
posted by witchen at 1:41 PM on July 9, 2015

Have you tried Ed Byrne or Dara O'Briain? There are a lot of stellar UK comedians out there, but they're my favorites. (Also seconding Eddie Izzard's Dressed to Kill.)
posted by tautological at 1:42 PM on July 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

Jim Gaffigan and Brian Regan?
posted by Lucinda at 1:46 PM on July 9, 2015 [4 favorites]

I'm a big fan of most of those comedians. Other comedians I enjoy on Rdio (hoping that similar results apply to Spotify):

Kyle Cease
Todd Barry
Cristela Alonzo
Bo Burnham ("what." - better in video, but still very good)
Michael Ian Black
posted by blue t-shirt at 2:19 PM on July 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

Doug Benson is really good at never punching down. If you don't mind weed related humor, give him a try!
posted by waitangi at 2:27 PM on July 9, 2015

David Cross for sure.
posted by repoman at 2:37 PM on July 9, 2015 [3 favorites]

He's not for everyone (if you're laughing at his jokes, he'll be laughing with you), but I am a fan of Pete Holmes and would suggest either/both of his albums.
posted by memento maury at 2:48 PM on July 9, 2015 [3 favorites]

Kathleen Madigan and Jackie Kashian would fit the bill!
posted by corey flood at 3:32 PM on July 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

Cameron Esposito
Nikki Glaser
Sara Schaefer
Amy Schumer
Natasha Leggero
Demetri Martin (he has a lot of visual jokes, not sure how they work audio-only)
Jonah Ray
posted by wsquared at 3:35 PM on July 9, 2015 [2 favorites]

Jamie Kilstein!
posted by Kitteh at 4:45 PM on July 9, 2015

I'm kind of right there with you on your favorites so can I add Paul F. Tompkins and Gary Gulman? Also, for a wonderful treasure that I love listening to on roadtrips: anything by Bob Newhart. Also also, I have a soft spot in my heart for Paula Poundstone.
posted by Merinda at 5:44 PM on July 9, 2015 [2 favorites]

Richard Lewis
Gilbert Gottfried
Yeah, Woody Allen
Jerry Seinfeld

(I don't know if any of these are on Spotify)
posted by DMelanogaster at 5:51 PM on July 9, 2015

Stewart Huff.
posted by firstdrop at 6:52 PM on July 9, 2015

Moshe Kasher!!!
posted by Schlani at 8:15 PM on July 9, 2015

Jen Kirkman
Todd Glass
Jimmy Pardo
posted by brbmaroon at 8:15 PM on July 9, 2015

Eddie Pepitone, I stumbled on him on Spotify and am now a fan. Very funny and different.
posted by pazazygeek at 8:28 PM on July 9, 2015

-I feel like Natasha Leggero punches...laterally. Certainly not up.
-It feels really obvious to mention Sarah Silverman, but I'm going to mention Sarah Silverman.
-Michael Showalter.
-Dylan Moran doesn't appear to be on Spotify, but you can find him on Youtube.
posted by ziggly at 10:17 PM on July 9, 2015

Came here to also nth Todd Barry! Four comedy albums on Spotify, ALL GREAT! Also Jen Kirkman is pretty delightful.
posted by thebots at 10:45 PM on July 9, 2015

Morgan Murphy.

Kathleen Madigan.

Iliza Shlesinger's first collection, which may miss on gender stereotypes for you. Her newer one goes much, much farther still, and it wears thin for me.

In retrospect, it's darkly bizarre that everyone here either recommends all male or all female lists of comics. So...

Eddie Murphy is older, but hard to go wrong. Bill Hicks' stuff also aged reasonably; not as well as Eddie Murphy, but still not shabby.
posted by talldean at 8:54 PM on July 11, 2015

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