Sit Down for Stand-Up
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
In case you missed Jerry Seinfeld’s recent local appearance in Kansas City, you can catch up to lots of the great stand-up comedy acts by visiting your Kansas City Public Library. Among the many DVDs available are these:
What’s reputed to be the world’s dirtiest joke gets told, re-told, and deconstructed by a cadre of the best storytellers around in a joke-fest not designed for the fainthearted.
Bill Cosby, Himself
One of the longtime masters of stand-up comedy, Bill Cosby, treats his many fans to this funny, satirical and heartwarming live concert.
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of comedy clubs as Jerry Seinfeld proves he still has what it takes and up-and-coming comedian Orny Adams has to prove that he has whatever it takes to click on the comedy circuit.
Dress to Kill
British comedian Eddie Izzard spins free-flowing jokes about San Francisco, transvestitism, squirrels, American optimism, Hitler, the British royal family, mass murder and Stonehenge.
George's Best Stuff
George Carlin struts his best stuff in this compilation of his thoughtful comic riffs.
Original Kings of Comedy
A concert film featuring performances by four major African American stand-up comedians, including Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac.
Redneck Comedy Roundup
Enjoy Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Ron White explaining how you can tell if you’re a redneck; a lot of it has to do with double-wides.
Sarah Silverman. Jesus Is Magic
Sarah's live comedy performance augmented with skits and new musical numbers. Sarah delivers one part comedy, one part parody and one part message from Mars.