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Release Date:
6 February 2007 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Paul Mooney ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sandra Bernhard ... Herself

Gabriel Casseus ... Himself
Joyce Coleman ... Herself
Mark Curry ... Himself
Red Grant ... Himself (as Redd Grant)

David Alan Grier ... Himself

Quincy Jones III ... Himself
Daryl Mooney ... Himself (as The Mooney Twins)
Dwayne Mooney ... Himself (as The Mooney Twins)
Shane Mooney ... Himself

Lori Petty ... Herself

Colin Quinn ... Himself

Phyllis Yvonne Stickney ... Herself
Shawn Ullman ... Himself
David Banks ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Luenell ... Herself (uncredited)

Richard Pryor ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tim Reid ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Stacie Jones Upchurch ... Herself (uncredited)
Marsha Warfield ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robin Williams ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Witherspoon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bart Phillips 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Mooney 

Produced by
Quincy Jones III .... executive producer (as Quincy 'QD3' Jones III)
Malik Levy .... producer
Paul Mooney .... executive producer
Shane Mooney .... producer
Mary Pelloni .... producer
Bart Phillips .... producer
D'Angela Proctor .... producer (as D'Angela Steed)
Helene Shaw .... executive producer
Adrian Sosebee .... producer (as Adrian Z. Sosebee)
Shawn Ullman .... producer
Film Editing by
Donnie Leapheart 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean W. Hudson .... first assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Glover .... lighting director
Jonathan X .... multi-camera director
Other crew
Alisha Calapini .... production coordinator (as Alisha Takahashi)
Juan Pablo Hernandez .... video transcriber
Matthew King .... production assistant
Kenny Stolfi .... production assistant
Ogden Bass .... special thanks
Quincy Jones .... special thanks
Jamie Masada .... special thanks
Nancy Stern .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Paul Mooney: Know Your History - Jesus Was Black... So Was Cleopatra" - USA (DVD box title)
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86 min

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant but not for the thin-skinned, 4 June 2011
Author: jmaepa from South Africa

Most social commentators, mainly comedians, think that they are edgy but lets be honest most, if not all, have limits, but that's not the case with Paul Mooney.

He has the amazing ability of finding that darkness in race relations, a darkness some would like forgotten or ignored because of the pain in the injustice of it and then point it out in such a way that we can't help but laugh at the comedy aspect of it but then sigh at the immensity of its truth. His jokes are very cleverly crafted and while they might offend you they will cause you to admire the art in them.

Listening to Paul Mooney shows you the potency of the truth. If you think you are open-minded, if you think you believe in free speech, if you think you have the courage to speak your mind to whomever you want then watch & listen to Paul Mooney perform, he will be your litmus test to verify that.

Except for the late Tupac Shakur, the most conscious of rappers fails to portray the kind of boldness that Paul Mooney does. A legend in our lifetime.

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