On Location (TV series)

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On Location
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HBO On Location
StarringVarious
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running timeVaries
Release
Original networkHBO
Original release1976 (1976)

On Location is a series from HBO. The series premiered on New Year's Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by Robert Klein[1] and became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances[2][3] from performers such as George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich Little, Robin Williams, Phyllis Diller, Buddy Hackett, Billy Crystal, Pat Cooper and others.[2] In addition to showing select comedians, On Location featured comedy shows such as the annual Young Comedians Show and comedy club shows.[4] From 1982 to 1986, a version of the "HBO In Space" program opening sequence was used to introduce the series.

HBO On Location episodes

Partial list of specials

Title Premiere
Robert Klein: An Evening with Robert Klein December 31, 1975
David Steinberg March 20, 1976
On Location Rodney Dangerfield April 09, 1976
Freddie Prinze & Friends May 14, 1976
Mort Sahl July 05, 1976
David Brenner September 10, 1976
Myron Cohen October 16, 1976
Steve Martin November 19, 1976
Henny Youngman December 10, 1976
John Byner January 20, 1977
Pat Cooper February 18, 1977
Phyllis Diller March 11, 1977
George Carlin: George Carlin at USC April 08, 1977
Jackie Gayle May 20, 1977
Robert Klein Revisited June 17, 1977
Shelley Berman July 15, 1977
Norm Crosby August 20, 1977
Soupy Sales October 22, 1977
Frank Gorshin November 18, 1977
Shecky Greene December 16, 1977
George Kirby January 6, 1978
Jackie Mason On Location February 17, 1978
Myron Cohen Revisited March 10, 1978
The Catskill Comedians feat. Joey Bishop April 7, 1978
David Brenner Returns May 26, 1978
Redd Foxx July 14, 1978
Chevy Chase & Friends August 18, 1978
George Carlin: Again! September 8, 1978
Robin Williams: "Off the Wall" October 27, 1978
Alan King November 24, 1978
Martin Mull April 27, 1979
Rich Little and the Great Pretenders July 13, 1979
Billy Crystal October 27, 1979
George Segal's "Best Bets" January 18, 1980
The Best of 'On Location' feat. Robert Klein August 09, 1980
Don Rickles and His Wise Guys September 19, 1980
The 2nd Annual Rich Little and the Great Pretenders November 7, 1980
The 3rd Annual Rich Little and the Great Pretenders October 23, 1981
Robert Klein at Yale May 24, 1982
Rich Little September 17, 1982
Catch a Rising Star's 10th Anniversary September 30, 1982
Carlin at Carnegie January 8, 1983
An Evening with Robin Williams March 12, 1983
Campus Comedy feat. Joe Piscopo & a performance by Jeff Dunham June 11, 1983
Buddy Hackett: "Live and Uncensored" June 18, 1983
The Comedy Store's 11th Anniversary Show July 17, 1983
Eddie Murphy Delirious October 15, 1983
Billy Crystal: A Comic’s Line February 10, 1984
George Carlin: Carlin on Campus June 22, 1984
Rich Little: Come Laugh With Me July 29, 1984
Robert Klein: Child of the 50's, Man of the 80's August 24, 1984
The Joe Piscopo Special September 22, 1984
A Steven Wright Special September 07, 1985
Rich Little & a Night of 42 Stars November 16, 1985
Buddy Hackett II: On Stage at Caesar's Atlantic City February 15, 1986
Richard Belzer in Concert April 05, 1986
Howie Mandel: North American Watusi Tour May 10, 1986
George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head June 14, 1986
Robert Klein on Broadway July 26, 1986
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started August 09, 1986
Rodney Dangerfield: "It's Not Easy Bein' Me" September 06, 1986
Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met October 11, 1986
Paul Rodriguez Live!: "I Need the Couch"" January 24, 1987
An Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait: Share the Warmth February 21, 1987
Emo Philips Live! At the Hasty Pudding Theatre March 28, 1987
Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules April 21, 1987
Uptown Comedy Express feat. Arsenio Hall, Chris Rock, Barry Sobel, Robert Townsend, and Marsha Warfield May 09, 1987
An Evening of Alan King at Carnegie Hall June 09, 1987
Women of the Night feat. Martin Short July 11, 1987
Jerry Seinfeld: "Stand-Up Confidential" September 05, 1987
The Roseanne Barr Show September 19, 1987
Spalding Gray: Terrors of Pleasure November 28, 1987
Paul Reiser: "Out on a Whim" December 05, 1987
Jackie Mason's The World According to Me! February 06, 1988
Rodney Dangerfield: "Nothin’ Goes Right" February 13, 1988
Mr. Miller Goes to Washington Starring Dennis Miller February 27, 1988
Women of the Night II feat. Andrea Martin May 21, 1988
Richard Lewis: I’m Exhausted June 18, 1988
The Louie Anderson Show September 10, 1988
The Twelfth Annual Young Comedians Show feat. Paul Rodriguez September 17, 1988
The Kids in the Hall October 08, 1988
Bobcat Goldthwait: Is He Like That All the Time? November 26, 1988
Andrew Dice Clay: The Diceman Cometh December 31, 1988
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place" May 06, 1989
Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow" October 21, 1989

See also

References

  1. ^ Dean J. DeFino (2013). The HBO Effect. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 65–71. ISBN 978-1-62356-521-3.
  2. ^ a b Gary R. Edgerton; Jeffrey P. Jones (2013). The Essential HBO Reader. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 161ff. ISBN 0-8131-4372-1.
  3. ^ Michael Kantor; Laurence Maslon (2008). Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America. Grand Central Publishing. p. 499. ISBN 978-0-446-55575-3.
  4. ^ Various HBO Guides

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