Why We Laugh : Black Comedians on Black Comedy


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Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

Why We Laugh : Black Comedians on Black Comedy

Release Date: January 01, 2009

Year    :   2009
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Genres    :   Comedy, Documentary
Production Companies    :   Codeblack Entertainment
Director    :   Robert Townsend
Producers    :   Richard Foos, Jeff Clanagan, Darryl 'D'Militant' Littleton, Quincy Newell, Angela Northington, Dana Riddick
Writers    :   John Long, Quincy Newell
RunTime    :   95 mins.

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.

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