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Phunny Business: A Black Comedy (2011)

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For a decade, Chicago's ALL JOKES ASIDE was one of the preeminent comedy clubs in the country and gave early exposure and early paychecks to many of the nations most important young ... See full summary »

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For a decade, Chicago's ALL JOKES ASIDE was one of the preeminent comedy clubs in the country and gave early exposure and early paychecks to many of the nations most important young comedians including: Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, MoNique, Dave Chappelle, Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Mike Epps, Aries Spears, Adele Givens, Carlos Mencia, Bill Bellamy, Deon Cole, JB Smoove, and Bernie Mac to name a few. The rise and fall of All Jokes Aside and salutes the legendary showcase for it's major contribution to comedy history. Written by Anonymous

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One of Chicago's best kept secrets is one of the most inspirational tales of entrepreneurialism the Windy City has to offer.
2 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a filmmaker/screenwriter and having seen countless films, I've often been asked by my peers what criteria I judge by when giving a film a favorable review. Showing little restraint with vocal illustration, I've often preached calculating the essentiality of whether or not the story of the film was one that needed to be told; "PHUNNY BUSINESS" excels in that capacity. Throw in skillful editing, poignant direction, and affix premium comedy provided by a steady flow of cameo flashes from an ensemble of A-list comedians and now you have a masterpiece.

I've lived the greater part of my life in Chicago and its outlining suburbs, never knowing the existence of the "ALL JOKES ASIDE" comedy club; and I thought I knew the City well.


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