I love watching a decent stand up, but it's one of those things i never tend to do. I guess that in my experience, comedy clubs are places where stag groups go, the beer is stupidly priced and at least one of the acts is a homophobic misogynistic dick. I guess i should go more often, but this has been my experience. I have compiled a list below of some of my all time favourites (yeah yeah, it's not a top ten or anything, there's no bill hicks or george carlin for starters, bite me). Have a listen, have a laugh, feel better: an easy equation.
Eddie Murphy on James Brown. Sure he based his act on Pryor, but this is properly funny. Almost makes me want to forgive him for Norbit.
Richard Pryor on prison. Still very very funny.
Mitch Hedberg. Not his best, but there's not too much on youtube.
Steve Martin - Fun Balloon Animals. Not a joke in sight, but really on the money.
Bob Newhart - The Driving Instructor. A classic piece of mind play. I have this on 12" by chance.