13 Hilarious Early Stand-Up Sets From Famous Comedians

Because everybody had to start somewhere.

It's easy to forget that before they found their feet, the far majority of world famous comedians spent decades fine-tuning their act in working men's clubs and pubs across the country to awkward coughs and drunken heckles.

And to demonstrate how far comedians can come in the space of a career, we've gathered a collection of early stand-up sets from some of the country's most celebrated funny people...

 

Louis CK - 1989

Amy Schumer - 2009

Jerry Seinfeld - 1977

Jimmy Carr - 2002

Bill Bailey - 1997

Eddie Izzard - 1989

Noel Fielding - 2000

Tim Vine - 1996

Simon Pegg - 1995

Peter Kay - 1995

Chelsea Peretti - 2008

Jack Whitehall - 2008

Josie Long - 2011