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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) (18 August 2000)

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$38,168,022 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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Spike Lee shot the film on digital video over two nights. See more »

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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 Billy Beck (as Willy Beck), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones), Ralph Middlebrooks, Clarence Satchell, James 'Diamond' Williams (as James Williams), Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner)and Marvin Pierce
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises.
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Look,mommy filmed our comedy show with her camcorder.
19 August 2000 | by (Reno, NV) – See all my reviews

2 hours of incredible comedy from 4 incredible comedians.

Easily the best comedy showcase since Eddie Murphy "Raw", possibly since Bill Cosby's "Himself". If you have never seen these stars perform their stand-up before, you are really missing out. The only problem with this "film" is the "filming" itself. I use quotes because this movie was recorded entirely with digital cameras, which, at times, look like your mom's video tape of your 8th grade school play. I don't understand how Spike Lee can even credit himself in this movie. It doesn't take a genius to put a camera on the front of the stage and periodically pan to the crowd. (-Groundbreaking work, Spike! ) In conclusion, this is the best comedy film I've seen in years even if it does look like 1985 CBS file footage of an NBA game.


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