A series spotlighting 55 of America's prime standup comics, caught in the act, usually at the Vic Theatre in Chicago. Each edition showed a single performer working an enthusiastic live audience. The fact that the broadcasts were made for screening by cable company HBO ensured that the comedians could be liberal with their vocabulary and choice of subject matter.
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Series Fun Facts
- This was the first and only episode of the series to be filmed entirely outdoors.
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