Woody Allen has been a master comic filmmaker for decades, with 'Annie Hall,' 'Bananas' and 'Sleeper' longtime entries into the comedy film canon. For years, though, prior to his first film --1966's Japanese spy movie send-up 'What's Up, Tiger Lily?,' -- Allen could be found plying his stand-up in small clubs across the country.

'Standup Comic,' the compilation of Allen's mid-1960s material that provides the bulk of the below clips, has since become a comedy album classic. Allen spoke to Moviefone recently about his latest film 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,' but we thought it'd be a good time to look back on some of the bits that made Allen who he is today.
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