About the film
Why We Laugh : Black Comedians on Black Comedy
Release Date: January 01, 2009
|Production Companies||:||Codeblack Entertainment|
|Producers||:||Richard Foos, Jeff Clanagan, Darryl 'D'Militant' Littleton, Quincy Newell, Angela Northington, Dana Riddick|
|Writers||:||John Long, Quincy Newell|
Directors Robert Townsend and Quincy Newell offer this comprehensive and hilarious examination of the history, evolution and cultural significance of African American comedy in America, from the earliest minstrel shows to the latest HBO special. Featuring interviews with cultural critics and loads of comedic clips, this program features appearances by a who's-who of black comedians including Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg and many more.