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The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians.

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February 26 and 27, 2000, the Original Kings of Comedy play Charlotte, NC. The themes are Blacks and Whites, men and women, old-school and hip-hop. Steve Harvey emcees, celebrates '70s music and lyrics of love, and pokes at folks in the front row. D.L. Hughley mines racial differences and talks about his marriage. Cedric the Entertainer riffs on a Black president and on being grown up. Bernie Mac, who says he expresses what's in the back of our minds, closes with reflections on being 42 (new aspects to his sex life and his attitude toward children). Spike Lee's camera takes us backstage and off-stage with the Kings and into the crowd where everyone's laughing. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and sex related humor | See all certifications »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,053,832 (USA) (20 August 2000)

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$38,182,790 (USA)
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Spike Lee shot the film on digital video over two nights. See more »

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Steve Harvey: When you go to church that much when you're a kid, you don't really care for church that much. So what you got to do is find little things to like about church, that make you want to go. And the one thing I liked about my church might seem a little strange to you. But the one thing that made me want to go all the time was when I found out that there was people that cussed at the church. That might not do it for y'all, but dammit, that done it for me.
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

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What's Up With That
Written by Juvenile (as Terwis Gray), Lil' Wayne (as Dwayne Carter), Birdman and Mannie Fresh (as Byron Thomas)
Performed by Juvenile & Lil' Wayne featuring Big Tymers
Courtesy of Cash Money Records, Inc.
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is that man insane??
30 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this movie had me laughing to the point where i found it hard to breath. some jokes are risqué and a little raunchy, but then so is life. this movie can be watched safely by adults young and old as i can attest to as i watched it confidently with my mother (!) who was in tears. everyone i know who has watched it tells me stories of laughing to dangerous extremes. one friend watching it in a less than crowded theatre was concerned she might choke and there would be no one to save her! each comedian has strong memorable material that rings true. my only problem with it is finding it on the sightread in the UK, better distribution of all "black" movies please.


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