Much has been made of the prolific nature of Woody Allen s output as a writer/director of motion pictures a remarkably enduring career that began with the release of Take the Money and Run in 1969 and includes 24 Academy Award nominations and 4 wins. What s equally impressive is that by the time Allen s career as a filmmaker was hitting its stride, he had already spent an entire decade from 1960 to 1970 as a highly successful stand-up comedian. Throughout the release of Woody Allen: The Stand-Up Years, we can take a look back at when the legendary comic writer found his early voice and developed the character we came to know and love in some of the most celebrated films in history. This release is comprised of his three stand-up comedy albums, originally recorded and released between 1964 and 1968. Also included is an audience Q&A, which was left off previously released reissues of the original recordings. With performances that hold up today as well as they did decades ago, this is a must-have for his long-time fans and the next generation who have just recently discovered their first Woody Allen film.