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The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Documentary  |  18 August 2000 (USA)
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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,053,832 (USA) (18 August 2000)

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$38,168,022 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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Bernie Mac: When you're listening to one of our conversations you might here the word MOTHER FUCKER about 32 times. Don't be afraid of the word MOTHER FUCKER... Imma break it down to ya... If you're out there this afternoon and you see like 3 or 4 brothers talkin', you might hear a conversation and it goes like this: You seen that MOTHER FUCKIN' Bobby? That MOTHER FUCKER owes me 35 MOTHER FUCKEN dollars! He told me he gone pay my MOTHER FUCKEN money last MOTHER FUCKEN week. I aint seen this MOTHER FUCKER ...
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I Want to be Free
Written by Willy Beck, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrook, Clarence Satchell, James Williams, Leroy Bonner, and Marvin Pierce.
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises.
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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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