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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
Helene Shaw .... executive producer
Adrian Sosebee .... producer (as Adrian Z. Sosebee)
D'Angela Steed .... producer
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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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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This is Comedy from the Best, not an Historical Thesis on Race, 6 February 2010
Author: migca from United States

You know Mooney's got it going when folks walk out, and most of the reviews pay scant due respect to the comedy, while arguing about Mooney's historical accuracy. Although I think he was occasionally factually off-target,why does that matter so much? The man is a brilliant comedian, and one of the finest American story-tellers currently working. He should be a national treasure. Just because "Know Your History" happens to be part of the title, doesn't mean Mr. Mooney has become an academic. Thankfully, he never was, and never will be.

I just don't understand why Paul Mooney evokes such responses in people. It's not as if he has continually slagged any particular race. He's always willingly spread his wicked wit among any and all deserving targets. In this show by the 40 minute mark, he had insulted about every ethnic group I could think of--finishing up with Australian Aborigines. Maybe it's his absolute fearlessness, and complete willingness to skewer deserving people that other comics fear to take on.

Relax, lighten up, and enjoy this unique talent while he's still with us.

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