The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: If you want lots of laughs and don't mind some profanity, The Original Kings of Comedy can deliver.


Movie Info

A selection of concert highlights from two nights of the long-running "Original Kings of Comedy" tour, featuring the talents of Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac, and including behind-the-scenes footage.

Rating: R (for sexual humor and language)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 27, 2001
Box Office: $37.7M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The Original Kings of Comedy

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (33)

Footage shot from over their shoulders reveals a sea of faces out of which individuals quickly emerge, as the comedians -- especially emcee Harvey -- enthrall and provoke audience members.

Full Review… | September 23, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A consistently hilarious assemblage of highlights from the hit concert tour of the same name.

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

This is comedy with a sense of showmanship, and Lee cuts shrewdly to the rhythm of the jokes.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Seeing the film in a crowded theater is a lot more fun than watching it on TV would be, and the crappy, grainy look does create a sort of you-are-there immediacy.

Full Review… | August 9, 2001
Salon.com
Top Critic

Boasts the highest laughs-per-minute ratio of any in this season's hilarity.

January 1, 2000
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The movie has the feel of a joyous blow-out party, and it's hard not to get swept up by its upbeat energy.

January 1, 2000
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Original Kings of Comedy

½

I don't know why Spike Lee directed this but it's hilarious, all up in Charlotte.

Chiefilms
Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

½

I've never seen so many fat black chicks laughing at one time in one crowd. Also I only laughed hard at one joke during the entire DVD, and that was Hughley's "two week notice" bit. Steve Martin's rant about today's rap music was pretty spot on though.

jagfire
Taylor Bond

Super Reviewer

½

funny but a little too racist

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

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