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The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

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A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians.

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Spike Lee
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Harvey ... Himself
D.L. Hughley ... Himself
Cedric the Entertainer ... Himself
Bernie Mac ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex related humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kings of Comedy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,053,832, 20 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,182,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,251,106
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rae Carruth's son, Chancellor Lee Adams, was nine months old at the time of this stand-up concert's theatrical release. See more »

Quotes

Cedric the Entertainer: Never in history did you hear about 17 or 18 of us gettin' killed nowhere altoghether. 'Cuz we run. We run when somebody else runs. We don't ask no questions why we runnin', we just get our ass up and start damn running.
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Connections

Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #7.6 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Here I Go
Written by Leroy Edwards and Mystikal (as Michael Tyler)
Performed by Mystikal
Courtesy of Jive Records.
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is that man insane??
30 August 2006 | by bunikusSee all my reviews

this movie had me laughing to the point where i found it hard to breath. some jokes are risqué and a little raunchy, but then so is life. this movie can be watched safely by adults young and old as i can attest to as i watched it confidently with my mother (!) who was in tears. everyone i know who has watched it tells me stories of laughing to dangerous extremes. one friend watching it in a less than crowded theatre was concerned she might choke and there would be no one to save her! each comedian has strong memorable material that rings true. my only problem with it is finding it on the sightread in the UK, better distribution of all "black" movies please.


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