Woody Allen’s stand-up comedy albums reissued in new box set


Before Woody Allen became the prolific director responsible for such classics as Manhattan and Annie Hall, he was a well-received stand-up. During his tenure as an in-demand touring comedian, he released three albums: 1964’s Woody Allen, 1965’s Volume 2, and 1968’s The Third Woody Allen Album.

On January 13th, Allen’s entire discography is being reissued in a new commemorative box set. The Stand Up Years: 1964-1968 spans two discs and also includes exclusive material and bonus interviews taken from 2012’s Woody Allen: A Documentary.

As a preview of the release, Allen has unveiled an exclusive audio excerpt from the film. In the clip, he fondly remembers his days as a comedian and offers up fascinating anecdotes about his longtime touring managers, Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe. Listen to the excerpt at

The Stand Up Years: 1964-1968 Tracklist:

Disc 1 – Recorded Live at Mr. Kelly’s, Chicago, March 1964:
01. Private Life
02. Brooklyn
03. The Army
04. Pets
05. My Grandfather
06. My Marriage
07. Bullet In My Breast Pocket
08. N.Y.U.
09. A Love Story
10. The Police
11. Down South
12. Summing Up

Disc 2 – Recorded Live at The Shadows, Washington D.C., April 1965:
13. The Moose
14. Kidnapped
15. Unhappy Childhood
16. The Science Fiction Film
17. Eggs Benedict
18. Oral Contraception
19. European Trip
20. The Lost Generation

Disc 2 – Recorded Live at Eugene’s, San Francisco, August 1968:
21. The Vodka Ad
22. Vegas
23. Second Marriage
24. The Great Renaldo
25. Mechanical Objects
26. Questions and Answers

Bonus Material – A Decade of Stand Up: Audio excerpts from Woody Allen: A Documentary
27. Mort Sahl – Changed the History of Comedy
28. The Rolls Royce of Management
29. Loyalty
30. The New Comic
31. The Village