The Original Kings of Comedy
2000, Comedy/Documentary, 1h 55m103 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings
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[Spike Lee] knows the show belongs to his comedians, so he aids and abets from the shadows like the best of accomplices. The result is the Stop Making Sense of stand-up comedy movies
Their comic material is all cut from much the same cloth and lacks variety: their viewpoint is middle-aged; their "attitude" is strenuously confrontational.
There are some good gags and routines here, but loads of them have been done with far more invention and wit by Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.
Sorry, but the king has long been crowned -- these funny men are merely pretenders.August 7, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Like their predecessors, [Steve] Harvey, [D.L.] Hughley and Cedric [The Entertainer] transcend their immediate audience and create flashes of recognition that will hit home with nearly anyone.August 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
As a testament to the vitality of black comedy, The Original Kings Of Comedy is a success. As a comedy, however, it's sluggishly paced and not nearly funny enough to justify its two-hour running time.
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Apr 22, 2010I don't know why Spike Lee directed this but it's hilarious, all up in Charlotte.Lenny M Super Reviewer
May 29, 2008Classic "im a grown as man Dogg"khalvic b Super Reviewer
Apr 27, 2008Funny. Too vulgar when all is said and done.Morris N Super Reviewer
Mar 08, 2008I'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.Taylor B Super Reviewer
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