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

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18 August 2000 (USA)  »

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

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D.L. Hughley: Nobody love God like black folks. Black folks love us some God. Jesus was black. If Jesus was black, the apostles were black, 'cause wouldn't no 12 white men follow no brother. Not unless they was the police and Jesus had a warrant, huh? They ain't have to describe Jesus to me for me to know he was black. Jesus first miracle was turning water into wine at a wedding. Now, if that ain't black folk shit, I don't know what is. "Lord, we done run outta wine!" "Now normally, I don't do this, but, uh....
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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Na Na
Written by Teddy Riley, Jaren Henson and Monifah Carter.
Performed by Monifah Carter (as Monifah) and Chico DuBargo.
Courtesy of Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Chico DeBarge appears courtesy of Motown Record Company, LP.
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I love comedy.....but this wasn't funny
23 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I"m sorry but I am not on this bandwagon at all. There were good moments, but overall it just wasn't all that at all. I rarely laughed. MOst of it was 'humourous' but not fall out of your chair and roll on the ground funny. Don't waste your time with this. You've got better things to do.


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