The Original Kings of Comedy

2000

The Original Kings of Comedy

Critics Consensus

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

86%

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Reviews Counted: 87

79%
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User Ratings: 17,874

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79%
Average Rating: 3.7/5

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Original Kings of Comedy

All Critics (87) | 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.

    Sep 23, 2008 | Full Review…
  • A consistently hilarious assemblage of highlights from the hit concert tour of the same name.

    Jun 6, 2008 | Full Review…

    Scott Foundas

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

    Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • 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.

    Aug 9, 2001
  • It is a simple, straight forward record of four hugely talented African-American comedians, Steve Harvey, DL Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer and Bernie Mac, as they bring the house down in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Apr 17, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The Original Kings of Comedy, with its 10 cameras and backstage footage, may be the most innovatively directed stand-up concert film ever made.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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.

Lenny Muggsy
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.

Taylor Bond
Taylor Bond

Super Reviewer

Funny funny stuff.

Jared H
Jared H

Super Reviewer

½

funny but a little too racist

danny d
danny d

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