The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)



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

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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.
R (for sexual humor and language)
Comedy , Documentary
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Critic Reviews for The Original Kings of Comedy

All Critics (88) | 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 5, 2008
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 25, 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
Top Critic

What comes out of these comedians' hearts hits the most powerful chord, and the audience wants more of it.

December 31, 1999
New York Times
Top Critic

The key to such a movie's success is its ability to capture the 'you are there' feeling -- a task that The Original Kings of Comedy is largely effective at.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Original Kings of Comedy


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

Lenny Muggsy
Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer


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

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