The Queens of Comedy (2000)





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Four Black women, profane and brassy, bring stand-up to Memphis's Orpheum Theatre. Miss Laura Hayes opens the show and serves as MC. She tells family stories about grandkids, her mom, and her sisters. Adele Givens urges her audience to celebrate their flaws; she comments on this crazy world, her 92-year-old grandmother, and the need to take care when naming a baby. Sommore, recently released from jail, talks about kids, men, marriage, and why moms give their eight-year-old daughters a hula-hoop. Last, Mo'Nique celebrates big women, contrasts Blacks and Whites, and gives advice about sex. The film also cuts away to footage of the Queens on the town having fun.
Comedy , Documentary
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Critic Reviews for The Queens of Comedy

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July 19, 2001
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Audience Reviews for The Queens of Comedy

Any place where dick ain’t running free ain’t for me Adele Givens (Beauty Shop & Players Club), Laura Hayes (Beauty Shop & I got the Hook Up), Mo’Nique (Phat Girlz & Soul Plan), and Sommore (Friday after Next & Soul Plane) collaborate to perform within Queens of Comedy. The performance was held at Memphis's Orpheum Theatre and the film contained performances on stage as well as within the neighborhood. “Eating ain’t cheating.” “Bitch, we’re going to be fighting because I ain’t dyking.” Steve Purcell, director of You’re Invited to Mary-Kaye and Ashley’s School of Dance, Holiday in the Sun, Getting There, and When in Rome, delivers Queens of Comedy. The comedic content was inconsistent; however, it did cover a wide array of topics from woman’s prison, to their upbringing, to the male anatomy. “Why do men with little dicks pretend they don’t know that they have little dicks?” I am a huge fan of crude, vulgar, and obnoxious comedy (Raw and Delirious are my two favorite standup comedy movies). While these comedies did have some outstanding lines and analogies, the majority of the content was crude without content. This picture is worth watching and will give you a couple chuckles; but overall, this is not a must have for your DVD collection. “Skinny women are evil and need to be destroyed.” Grade: C+

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

NOT as funny as Kings on a whole. But SOMMORE is of the funniest comics period. Not "funniest female..." but funniest comic period. She stole the show. No one came close to her on this dvd.

David Lew
David Lew

This is the funniest thing I have ever seen. If you haven't seen it then you need to. It will make you laugh your butt off!

Cynthia N
Cynthia N

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