The BEST Episodes of Inside Comedy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2021

Network: Showtime

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

Watch Now
Bryan Cranston & Carol Leifer

#1 - Bryan Cranston & Carol Leifer

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 19, 2015

star 8.45
65 votes
Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Dick Van Dyke

#2 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Dick Van Dyke

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 10, 2014

star 8.44
66 votes
Andrew Dice Clay & Kevin Nealon

#3 - Andrew Dice Clay & Kevin Nealon

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 24, 2014

star 8.35
63 votes
Robin Williams / Jonathan Winters

#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.

star 8.34
96 votes
Conan O'Brien & Jeffrey Tambor

#5 - Conan O'Brien & Jeffrey Tambor

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 9, 2015

star 8.04
71 votes
Robert Klein/Bill Maher

#6 - Robert Klein/Bill Maher

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 8, 2013

star 8.03
36 votes
Will Ferrell/Betty White

#7 - Will Ferrell/Betty White

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 18, 2013

star 7.97
72 votes
Chris Rock

#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."

star 7.95
129 votes
Bette Midler & Richard Belzer

#9 - Bette Midler & Richard Belzer

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 17, 2014

star 7.94
36 votes
Jimmy Fallon & Zach Galifianakis

#10 - Jimmy Fallon & Zach Galifianakis

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 3, 2014

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

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

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 7, 2014

star 7.94
71 votes
Mike Myers/Ben Stiller

#12 - Mike Myers/Ben Stiller

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 1, 2013

star 7.91
66 votes
Michael Keaton & Dan Aykroyd

#13 - Michael Keaton & Dan Aykroyd

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 12, 2015

star 7.86
35 votes
Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin

#14 - Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 4, 2013

star 7.85
41 votes
Don Rickles / Jerry Seinfeld

#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.

star 7.85
141 votes
Larry David

#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.

star 7.70
97 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers:
Mel Brooks / Carl Reiner

#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.

star 7.64
66 votes
Eric Idle & Bob Einstein

#18 - Eric Idle & Bob Einstein

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 3, 2014

star 7.54
67 votes
Jim Carrey/Keenen Ivory Wayans

#19 - Jim Carrey/Keenen Ivory Wayans

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 11, 2013

star 7.24
42 votes
Drew Carey/Martin Mull

#20 - Drew Carey/Martin Mull

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 25, 2013

star 7.23
39 votes
Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart

#21 - Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired May 5, 2015

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

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

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 17, 2014

star 7.18
34 votes
Tim Conway / Ellen DeGeneres

#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.

star 7.14
66 votes
Garry Shandling / Sarah Silverman

#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.

star 7.13
100 votes
Fred Willard & Catherine O'Hara

#25 - Fred Willard & Catherine O'Hara

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 31, 2014

star 7.12
66 votes