Inside Comedy

The BEST episodes of Inside Comedy

Every episode of Inside Comedy ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Inside Comedy!

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

Last Updated: 8/14/2022Network: Showtime
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Bryan Cranston & Carol Leifer
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8.45
65 votes

#1 - Bryan Cranston & Carol Leifer

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/19/2015

Host David Steinberg interviews big stars and living legends as they share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories, and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. This week's guests: Bryan Cranston and Carol Leifer.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Dick Van Dyke
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8.44
66 votes

#2 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Dick Van Dyke

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/10/2014

Host David Steinberg interviews big stars and living legends as they share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories, and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. This week's guests: Dick Van Dyke. plus a surprise guest.

Andrew Dice Clay & Kevin Nealon
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8.35
63 votes

#3 - Andrew Dice Clay & Kevin Nealon

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/24/2014

Host David Steinberg interviews big stars and living legends as they share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories, and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. This week's guests: Andrew Dice Clay and Kevin Nealon.

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Robin Williams / Jonathan Winters
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8.34
96 votes

#4 - Robin Williams / Jonathan Winters

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/29/2012

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.

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Conan O'Brien & Jeffrey Tambor
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8.04
71 votes

#5 - Conan O'Brien & Jeffrey Tambor

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/9/2015

Watch Now:Amazon
Robert Klein/Bill Maher
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8.03
36 votes

#6 - Robert Klein/Bill Maher

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/8/2013

Will Ferrell/Betty White
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7.97
72 votes

#7 - Will Ferrell/Betty White

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/18/2013

Chris Rock
star
7.95
129 votes

#8 - Chris Rock

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/2/2012

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."

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Bette Midler & Richard Belzer
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7.94
36 votes

#9 - Bette Midler & Richard Belzer

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/17/2014

Host David Steinberg interviews big stars and living legends as they share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories, and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. This week's guests: Bette Midler and Richard Belzer.

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Jimmy Fallon & Zach Galifianakis
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7.94
71 votes

#10 - Jimmy Fallon & Zach Galifianakis

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/3/2014

Host David Steinberg interviews big stars and living legends as they share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories, and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. This week's guests: Jimmy Fallon and Zach Galifianakis. Season premiere.

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Kevin Pollak, Bob Saget, & Larry Miller
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7.94
71 votes

#11 - Kevin Pollak, Bob Saget, & Larry Miller

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/7/2014

Host David Steinberg interviews big stars and living legends as they share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories, and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. This week's guests: Kevin Pollak, Bob Saget and Larry Miller.

Watch Now:Amazon
Mike Myers/Ben Stiller
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7.91
66 votes

#12 - Mike Myers/Ben Stiller

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/1/2013

Michael Keaton & Dan Aykroyd
star
7.86
35 votes

#13 - Michael Keaton & Dan Aykroyd

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/12/2015

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Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin
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7.85
41 votes

#14 - Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/4/2013

Don Rickles / Jerry Seinfeld
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7.85
141 votes

#15 - Don Rickles / Jerry Seinfeld

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/26/2012

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.

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Larry David
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7.70
97 votes

#16 - Larry David

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/23/2012

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.

Directors: David Steinberg
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Mel Brooks / Carl Reiner
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7.64
66 votes

#17 - Mel Brooks / Carl Reiner

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/8/2012

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.

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Eric Idle & Bob Einstein
star
7.54
67 votes

#18 - Eric Idle & Bob Einstein

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/3/2014

Host David Steinberg interviews big stars and living legends as they share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories, and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. This week's guests: Eric Idle and Bob Einstein.

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Jim Carrey/Keenen Ivory Wayans
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7.24
42 votes

#19 - Jim Carrey/Keenen Ivory Wayans

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/11/2013

Drew Carey/Martin Mull
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7.23
39 votes

#20 - Drew Carey/Martin Mull

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/25/2013

Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart
star
7.18
77 votes

#21 - Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/5/2015

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Gary Marshall, Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele
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7.18
34 votes

#22 - Gary Marshall, Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/17/2014

Host David Steinberg interviews big stars and living legends as they share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories, and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. This week's guests: Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele and Garry Marshall.

Watch Now:Amazon
Tim Conway / Ellen DeGeneres
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7.14
66 votes

#23 - Tim Conway / Ellen DeGeneres

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/15/2012

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Garry Shandling / Sarah Silverman
star
7.13
100 votes

#24 - Garry Shandling / Sarah Silverman

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/1/2012

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.

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Fred Willard & Catherine O'Hara
star
7.12
66 votes

#25 - Fred Willard & Catherine O'Hara

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/31/2014

Host David Steinberg interviews big stars and living legends as they share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories, and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. This week's guests: Catherine O'Hara and Fred Willard.

Watch Now:Amazon

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