The BEST Episodes of Inside Comedy
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2021
Half hour comedy documentary series from veteran funny-man David Steinberg ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Steve Carell reveals the inspirations, influences and idols of some of the greatest comics of our time. Big stars like Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld, and living legends like Mel Brooks, Don Rickles and Jonathan Winters share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. Steinberg also elicits personal struggles and shares rare footage of his famous guests in an uncensored and hilarious one-on-one format
#1 - Bryan Cranston & Carol Leifer
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 19, 2015
#2 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Dick Van Dyke
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 10, 2014
#3 - Andrew Dice Clay & Kevin Nealon
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 24, 2014
#4 - Robin Williams / Jonathan Winters
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 29, 2012
In the Season 1 finale, series host David Steinberg interviews icons of improvisation: Robin Williams, whose wildly manic standup comedy style was greatly influenced by his mentor Jonathan Winters, off-the-cuff creator of delightfully eccentric characters.
#5 - Conan O'Brien & Jeffrey Tambor
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 9, 2015
#6 - Robert Klein/Bill Maher
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 8, 2013
#7 - Will Ferrell/Betty White
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 18, 2013
#8 - Chris Rock
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 2, 2012
Host David Steinberg interviews comedian and actor Chris Rock, who talks about his influences including his minister grandfather and Eddie Murphy, the type of material that plays across all cultural boundaries, his respect for Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor, and his struggle for fame and success in the years after he left "Saturday Night Live."
#9 - Bette Midler & Richard Belzer
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 17, 2014
#10 - Jimmy Fallon & Zach Galifianakis
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 3, 2014
#11 - Kevin Pollak, Bob Saget, & Larry Miller
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 7, 2014
#12 - Mike Myers/Ben Stiller
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 1, 2013
#13 - Michael Keaton & Dan Aykroyd
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 12, 2015
#14 - Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 4, 2013
#15 - Don Rickles / Jerry Seinfeld
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 26, 2012
In the Season 1 premiere, series host David Steinberg sits down with superstar comedian and sitcom icon Jerry Seinfeld to discuss his standup career and the self-named TV series that made him one of the medium's most recognized, highest paid performers; then Steinberg sits down with legendary show man and the world's greatest master of "insult comedy," Don Rickles.
#16 - Larry David
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 23, 2012
Host David Steinberg interviews "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator Larry David about his formative years and his choice of comedy over his family's career preference of mailman, the creative struggles of his "Saturday Night Live" and "Seinfeld" years, and the influence of Woody Allen on his work.
#17 - Mel Brooks / Carl Reiner
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 8, 2012
Host David Steinberg interviews the show business legends, lifelong friends who got their start writing for television variety shows and became comedy motion picture directors, each with a string of classic box office blockbusters to his name.
#18 - Eric Idle & Bob Einstein
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 3, 2014
#19 - Jim Carrey/Keenen Ivory Wayans
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 11, 2013
#20 - Drew Carey/Martin Mull
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 25, 2013
#21 - Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired May 5, 2015
#22 - Gary Marshall, Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 17, 2014
#23 - Tim Conway / Ellen DeGeneres
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 15, 2012
Series host David Steinberg interviews a pair of TV comedy superstars with a gift for entertaining live audiences, standup comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, and former "Carol Burnett Show" star Tim Conway.
#24 - Garry Shandling / Sarah Silverman
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 2012
Series host David Steinberg talks to a pair of television stars who got their starts in standup comedy but became known for shows that hilariously blended reality and fantasy, pushing the limits of the sitcom format.