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Stand-Up Comedy Genre/Keyboard

Why is it so difficult to find stand up comedy specials on Imdb?

It seems like such a no-brainer to have "stand-up comedy" as a genre, or failing that "stand-up comedy" as a keyword.

Yet whenever I search there is no option for stand-up comedy in genres or keywords, and if I type in "stand up comedy", no matter what pattern or combination of words I use, I always end up with a measly 34 shows, some of which are not even stand up comedy specials, but merely have stand, up, and comedy in the title.

I have tried to contribute to the IMDb pages yet I am unable to add a new genre "stand up comedy" and when I add a keyword "stand up comedy" I am told that the keyword has already been added to the title, yet ironically these titles do not appear when I type "Stand up comedy" into search.

I feel this would be a pretty simple fix and would allow stand-up comedy fans to catalogue the reviews of stand-up comedy specials as well as TV shows and movies.

Kind regards

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Indeed, the keyword already exists and has 3500+ titles.

https://www.imdb.com/find?s=kw&q=stand+up+comedy&ref_=nv_sr_sm

For what title(s) did you _not_ see this keyword, but were told it was there?

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I don't think that would be the relevant question to ask, the more pressing issues would be why only 34 titles show up when I search the keyword that is supposedly attached to 3500 titles.

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Not a single one of those top 14 is an actual stand-up comedy special. Not a single one. 

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That's brilliant. That's exactly what I want, but that doesn't seem to be possible on Android. 

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Yes, when someone talks about keyword search, I don't think _app_.

The app even has links back to the desktop site so you can do the more sophisticated functions  there. 

ross,

Can you provide a specific title for this paragraph of your original post:

I have tried to contribute to the IMDb pages yet I am unable to add a new genre "stand up comedy" and when I add a keyword "stand up comedy" I am told that the keyword has already been added to the title, 

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Ah, thank you very much for your help Cyrus_NYVKE

It's nice to have this cleared up. 

I can try to use the webpage for a work around way of doing things. 

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Hi @ross_mc_carthy_krdxp0wtgxm75

I've passed this feedback along to our App team. However if your preference is to continue using the IMDb app instead of the webpage, as a work-around (though not specific to stand-up comedy) to find relevant results, you are also welcome to search without any text and using the filters:

  • Title Type: TV Special
  • Genre: Comedy