The Queens of Comedy
|The Queens of Comedy|
|Directed by||Steve Purcell|
|Produced by||Steve Purcell
|Written by||Laura Hayes
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures, Latham Entertainment|
|January 27, 2001|
The Queens of Comedy is both a sequel and spin-off film of The Original Kings of Comedy both created and produced by Walter Latham. The film follows four black female stand-up comedians at Memphis's Orpheum Theatre.
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. Lastly, Mo'Nique celebrates big women and contrasts Blacks and Whites. Mo'Nique tries to give big women hope, that it is ok to be a big woman, and it is ok to dislike skinny women.
The film also cuts away to footage of the Queens on the town having fun. For one night only, eight years later, The ladies returned to Mo'Nique for a comeback on The Mo'Nique Show which aired on October 29, 2009.
Outside the United States, it has aired internationally in Europe, in the United Kingdom and Ireland and subtitled in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. In Africa, it aired in South Africa, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria.
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