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The Queens of Comedy (2001)

Four African American women, profane and brassy, bring stand-up comedy to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Miss Laura Hayes opens the show and serves as emcee. She tells family ... See full summary »

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Four African American women, profane and brassy, bring stand-up comedy to the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Miss Laura Hayes opens the show and serves as emcee. She tells family stories about her grandkids, her mom, and her sisters. Adele Givens urges her audience to celebrate its flaws; she comments on this crazy world, her 92-year-old grandmother, and the need to take care when naming a baby. Sommore, recently released from jail, talks about kids, men, marriage, and why moms give their 8-year-old daughters a hula hoop. Last, Mo'Nique celebrates big women, contrasts Blacks and whites, and gives advice about sex. The film also cuts away to footage of the Queens on the town having fun. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong language and sex-related dialogue
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Sommore and actress Nia Long (Friday, Love Jones, Big Mama's House)are biological sisters. See more »

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Sommore: He asked me what is my favorite position? I told him "Well that depends on the size of your dick, because if you got a little ass dick then my favorite position is with another mother fucker!"
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Followed by The Original Latin Kings of Comedy (2002) See more »

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"Queens"? Hardly!
21 February 2004 | by (Illinois, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Adele Givens set is almost always worth watching, and you can see how much the audience loves here. Laura Hayes is appealing personality, but her routine about grandchildren and coming from a large family was nothing that I hadn't heard before and funnier. As for the other two, they manage to detract from the goodwill Givens built up in her set. Mo'Nique earns plenty of sympathy for her crusade against skinny women, but the rest of her humor isn't funny enough to justify, and she manages to talk about anal sex and include an anti-gay slur all in the same breath. Would you like it if a white gay man used the n-word in reference to YOU, Mo'Nique. Sommore is definitely the worst and apparently assumes that no women in the audience are lesbian with her ignorant comments. I understand a couple of the the men in "Kings" are even more ignorant, which is why I haven't bothered to see it, but I did see this one for Adele. It's too bad she didn't have better support from the likes of Renee Hicks, Wanda Sykes, or Thea Vidale.


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