DVD Den | Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

27 04 2010

by Kam Williams

This alternately hilarious and enlightening documentary is designed to pay homage to the trailblazing pioneers of black comedians while simultaneously recounting the evolution of the art form in light of the prevailing African-American political and cultural experience. The film was directed by Robert Townsend who compiled a most impressive cast to contribute to the project via a combination of present-day interviews and archival footage, including the posthumous performances and reflections of such late great entertainers as Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Mantan Moreland, Stepin’ Fetchit, Bernie Mac and Robin Harris. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Clips | Why Did I Get Married Too?

29 03 2010


Margaritas

The cast of the 2007 hit film, “Why Did I Get Married” reassemble for the next chapter in their stormy story of several couples in the romantic comedy drama, Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married Too.” Read the rest of this entry »





When Comedians Attack | Richard Pryor, Part 1

1 02 2010


After the conclusion of his four-week show, The King of Comedy, Richard Pryor lights a fire under the cheeks of all of the writers of his short-lived show including Paul Mooney, John Witherspoon, Robin Williams, Marsha Warfield, Tim Reid and Sandra Bernhardt. Bitingly funny, scathing and methodically effective, Pryor uses his comedy ginsu on the entire panel – classic!!!!!





When Comedians Attack | Paul Mooney

1 02 2010


Why would ANYBODY want to take on Paul Mooney? Well Earthquake found out first hand how sharp Mooney’s verbal wit can cut in this clip! We’ll let the clip speak for itself! **Explicit content.**





When Comedians Attack | Guy Torry

1 02 2010


From the same TV One “Roast for John Witherspoon,” Guy Torry has some “kind” words of advice for Tommy Davidson who shows his good sportsmanship in return.





When Comedians Attack | Sheryl Underwood

1 02 2010


While cruising through YouTube last night, I discovered several intriguing videos of comedians dissing other comedians. In the first part of this new series, “When Comedians Attack,” at a Roast for comedian John Witherspoon, Sheryl Underwood sprays her verbal spitfire on several of her peers. Very funny, but does contain explicit language!








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