A collection of Charlie Rose interviews with comedians like Seinfeld, Rock, Chappelle, Martin, Rickles, etc.The Charlie Rose site includes videos of his interviews with comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Steve Martin, Don Rickles, and lots more.
The bad news: The site doesn't organize them in a way you can find them all easily. (Some are under the keyword "comic," others "comedian," others "standup," etc.)
So I dug through the site's archives and grabbed all of Charlie's comedian interviews. I'm posting them here so ya can find all of them in a single place.
Some notes: The list goes in alphabetical order by last name and the descriptions given are from CharlieRose.com. For some of the clips you'll need to fast forward to get to the comedian interview. (That's why Bernic Mac looks a lot like George Bush in the still shown below.) To skip ahead or to get full size versions, click through the links.
On to the clips...
|Dave Chapelle (04/28/2004) |
A conversation with sketch comedian Dave Chapelle about his hit television comedy show on Comedy Central, which uses humor to examine race relations in the U.S.
|Stephen Colbert (12/08/2006) |
A conversation with comedian Stephen Colbert, host of "The Colbert Report" about his life and career, the rise of television punditry and his successful partnership with Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report".
|Larry David (05/13/1998) |
A conversation with Larry David, co-creator of "Seinfeld", about the behind-the-scenes stories of the show's end.
|Janeane Garofalo (10/10/1997) |
A conversation with comedian Janeane Garofalo about her standup comedy on "HBO Comedy Hour", her film "The Matchmaker" and her role on "The Larry Sanders Show".
|Ricky Gervais (10/21/2004) |
A conversation with British comedian Ricky Gervais about his hit BBC sitcom "The Office".
|Bernie Mac (05/23/2002) |
A conversation with comedian Bernie Mac about his starring role in "The Bernie Mac Show", his roles in films such as "The Kings of Comedy" and his book “I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is”, an autobiography.
|Bill Maher (05/04/2007) |
A conversation with Bill Maher, comedian and host of Real Time with Bill Maher.
|Bill Maher (11/20/2002) |
Comedian Bill Maher, former host of the ABC television show "Politically Incorrect", talks about his new book, "When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism".
|Bill Maher (07/31/2001) |
A conversation with TV host Bill Maher of "Politically Incorrect" about his show, which blends a late-night talk show format with a Sunday morning news program. He discusses his comedic approach to politics, the controversy surrounding some of his remarks and his plans for upcoming segments of the show.
|Bill Maher (04/04/1996) |
A conversation with comedian Bill Maher, host of "Politically Incorrect", which brings together unlikely guests to discuss current events. Maher discusses his experiences creating and hosting the show and offers his take on the news of the day.
|Steve Martin (01/25/2008) |
A conversation with actor and comedian Steve Martin about his career, his life and his memoir: "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life."
|Steve Martin (09/29/1998) |
A conversation with actor Steve Martin about his book of humorous essays from "The New Yorker", collected in "Pure Drivel".
|An interview with Steve Martin (10/04/1996) |
An interview with actor, comedian and writer Steve Martin, whose career began in the seventies with appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Saturday Night Live" and then transitioned into film with movies such as "The Jerk" and "All of Me".
|Lorne Michaels (09/26/1997) |
A conversation with the creator and producer of "Saturday Night Live" Lorne Michaels about launching the upcoming season, his career in television and comedy and his life growing up in Canada.
|Bob Newhart (10/10/1994) |
Actor Bob Newhart talks about his career in Hollywood and return to stand-up comedy.
|Conan O'Brien (08/24/2006) |
An hour conversation with the host of NBC's "Late Night", Conan O'Brien about hosting the 2006 Emmys and his experiences as a writer and actor straight out of Harvard. He talks about his succession as host of the "Tonight Show" in 2009 and the development of his comedy.
|Richard Pryor (12/13/2005) |
A remembrance of legendary comedian Richard Pryor.
|Paul Reiser (05/15/1996) |
A conversation with comedian Paul Reiser, the creator and star of the hit NBC sitcom "Mad About You".
|Don Rickles (08/30/2007) |
An hour with Don Rickles. Rickles discusses his career and new memoir Rickle's Book.
|Chris Rock (03/16/2007) |
A conversation with actor and director Chris Rock about his comedic influences, his directorial process, and his film "I Think I Love My Wife", which provides a humorous take on the state of modern marriage.
|Chris Rock (04/12/2004) |
A conversation with actor and comedian Chris Rock about his popular stand-up routines and his comedic album "Never Scared".
|Chris Rock (09/09/1996) |
Comedian and actor Chris Rock talks about his career in comedy and serving as the sole presidential campaign correspondent for "Comedy Central's Politically Incorrect".
|Ray Romano (09/29/2000) |
Actor and stand-up comedian Ray Romano talks about his hit sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond", which draws from his own family life and middle class upbringing.
|Jerry Seinfeld (11/05/2007) |
A conversation with Jerry Seinfeld about his film Bee Movie.
|Garry Shandling (02/29/2000) |
Actor Garry Shandling, best known from his critically acclaimed television show "The Larry Sanders Show", talks about writing and starring in the film "What Planet Are You From?"
|Garry Shandling (11/16/1998) |
An hour conversation with comedian Garry Shandling about his role in "The Larry Sanders Show", his film "Hurlyburly" and his book "Confessions of a Late Night Talk Show Host: The Autobiography of Larry Sanders".
|David Steinberg (06/22/2007) |
A conversation with author and comedian David Steinberg about his book "The Book of David".
|Jon Stewart (09/29/2004) |
A conversation with Jon Stewart, Emmy Award-winning writer and host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, about his book "America the Book: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction".
|Jon Stewart (05/21/2003) |
A conversation with the host of "The Daily Show" Jon Stewart about the difficulties of tastefully and comically covering the war in Iraq.
|Jon Stewart (08/09/2002) |
A conversation with comedian Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show", about the current events that inspire the show and the incorporation of humor into serious subject material.
|Jon Stewart (08/15/2001) |
An hour conversation with Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show", about his career as a comedian and broadcaster, his Peabody Award for the show’s coverage of the 2000 Presidential elections and the role of comedy in politics.
|Robin Williams (12/10/2002) |
An interview with comedian and actor Robin Williams about his stand-up comedy tour, recent film roles in "One Hour Photo" and "Insomnia", and his travels to the Middle East.
|Robin Williams (04/20/2000) |
In a lively conversation-cum-comedy routine, actor and comedian Robin Williams talks about his life, career, politics, and other the work of other comedians.
You can find a few more comedy-related interviews with actors like Will Ferrell, hosts like David Letterman or Jay Leno (fyi, Conan made the above list because he's still actually funny), and writers like Tina Fey at CharlieRose.com.
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