One Night Stand

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  • TV-MA
  • 1989
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.2  (555)

One Night Stand is a comedy television show produced by HBO that features stand-up performances by different comedians in every episode. The first episode of the show aired in 1989, and it continued to air for several years before being discontinued in 1992. However, the show was rebooted in 2005 and ran for four seasons.

The show's format is straightforward, with every episode focusing on a single comedian who performs their stand-up routine in front of a live audience. Each episode also features backstage footage of the comedian preparing for the show and discussing their craft with the show's host.

One Night Stand's popularity can be attributed to the caliber of comedians featured on the show. The 2005 reboot, in particular, boasted of a star-studded lineup, including Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and Bill Burr, to name a few.

The episode featuring Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most memorable and well-known episodes of the series. In this episode, Seinfeld performs his stand-up routine, which covers a wide range of topics from dating and relationships to the mundane aspects of daily life. The audience is captivated by his sharp wit and relatable observations about the quirks of human behavior.

Apart from his performance, Seinfeld's interaction with the show's host is also a highlight of the episode. In the backstage footage, Seinfeld and the host discuss the art of stand-up comedy and how Seinfeld's approach to the craft has evolved over the years. Seinfeld's insights into the creative process and the challenges of performing in front of live audiences offer viewers a glimpse into the world of professional comedy.

One Night Stand's production values are also worth mentioning. The show's set design and lighting create an intimate and cozy atmosphere that allows the comedians to connect with the audience. The use of multiple camera angles and close-ups further enhances the viewing experience, highlighting the nuances of the comedians' performances and facial expressions.

Overall, One Night Stand is an engaging and insightful look at the world of stand-up comedy. The show's emphasis on live performances gives viewers a front-row seat to some of the most talented comedians of our time, while the interviews with the show's host offer a unique perspective on the creative process behind the jokes. Whether you are a fan of comedy or just looking for a good laugh, One Night Stand is a must-watch.

One Night Stand is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (65 episodes). The series first aired on February 15, 1989.

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Jim Norton
10. Jim Norton
October 21, 2005
[HBO] Upconverted to HD. Veteran stand-up comic and voice from the 'Opie & Anthony' radio show Jim Norton performs in this comedy special.
Bonnie McFarlane
9. Bonnie McFarlane
October 14, 2005
[HBO] Upconverted to HD. An uproarious stand-up performance with Bonnie McFarlane, who was featured on TV's 'Last Comic Standing.'
Patrice O'Neal
8. Patrice O'Neal
October 7, 2005
[HBO] Upconverted to HD. Actor/comedian Patrice Oneal (TV's 'Chappelle's Show') performs stand-up in this comedy special.
Omid Djalili
7. Omid Djalili
September 30, 2005
[HBO] Upconverted to HD. Stand-up performed by Omid Djalili, an actor/comedian who has been seen on TV's 'Whoopi.'
Caroline Rhea
6. Caroline Rhea
September 23, 2005
[HBO] Upconverted to HD. A stand-up special with Caroline Rhea, who co-starred in the TV series 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch' and hosts TV's 'The Biggest Loser.'
Bill Burr
5. Bill Burr
September 16, 2005
[HBO] Upconverted to HD. Well-traveled comedian and 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' regular Bill Burr steps into the spotlight in this stand-up special.
Flight of the Conchords
4. Flight of the Conchords
September 9, 2005
[HBO] Upconverted to HD. The New Zealand folk-parody duo Flight of the Conchords perform their hilarious act in this comedy special.
Kevin Brennan
3. Kevin Brennan
September 2, 2005
[HBO] Upconverted to HD. Comedian Kevin Brennan, a former writer/performer on 'Saturday Night Live,' performs his hilarious stand-up in this comedy special.
2. Earthquake
August 26, 2005
Comedy-club headliner and 'Def Comedy Jam' road tour performer Earthquake steps into the limelight to deliver a dose of hilarious stand-up.
Louis C.K.
1. Louis C.K.
August 19, 2005
If you're a fan of late-night talk shows then, whether you know it or not, you know Emmy Award-winning Louis CK. That's because he has written hilarious bits for all the titans of late-night comedy. Now he's becoming a household name in his own right. Filmed live and uncensored before a raucous One Night Stand audience, CK riffs on the absurdities of married life and countless other everyday observations with a skewed vision and often apocalyptic sense of wisdom that is earning him a cult following among fans of standup. See why he made Entertainment Weekly's "It List," and was selected by Variety in 2000 as one of the "Ten Comics to Watch." Spend an evening with CK, the comedian who is putting the "f-u" back in funny.
Where to Watch One Night Stand
One Night Stand is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch One Night Stand on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, HBO NOW, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 15, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (555)