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Release Date: August 18, 2000

Starring: Steve Harvey, D. L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, & Bernie Mac

Genre: Concert Movie

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 116 minutes

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Director: Spike Lee

Executive Producer: Van Toffler

Producer: Spike Lee, Walter Latham & David Gale

Writer: N/A

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Sherry Lansing
Motion Pictures Group
Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038-3197
(323) 956-5000

Content:

(PaPa, C, LLL, V, SS, D, M) Pagan worldview with Christian elements; at least 414 obscenities, 75 mostly strong profanities & obscene gesture; some mild slapstick violence with props & comic jokes about beating children who misbehave; suggestive sexual moves & frank discussion about sex; no nudity; no alcohol use depicted; smoking; and, gambling.

Summary:

THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY is a concert movie featuring four African-American comics from television. Hosted by Steve Harvey of THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW and directed by Spike Lee, this R-rated movie contains profanity-filled monologues about everything from how to raise children to why 1970s soul music is better than today’s hip hop and rap to graphic discussion about sex.

Review:

THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY is a concert movie featuring four African-American comics from television. Hosted by Steve Harvey of THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW and directed by Spike Lee, the movie also features the comedic talents of D. L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac. Although going to church is one of the topics, and Harvey opens the show with a brief thanks to God, the R-rated movie contains profanity-filled monologues about everything from how to raise children to why 1970s soul music is better than today’s hip hop and rap to graphic discussion about sex.

The quality of the movie looked like it had been shot in video, then transferred to film, and the sound often made it hard to hear parts of the monologues. Of all the comics, Harvey comes off the best, even though his performance was also often laced with strong profanity. Harvey has a professional stage presence that’s very appealing. He also is capable of carrying the audience to emotional heights, especially when he’s talking about the emotions behind 70s music. Bernie Mac was the least enjoyable, because much of his routine was vicious, not just obscene.

In Brief:

THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY is a concert movie featuring four African-American comics from television. Hosted by Steve Harvey of THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW and directed by Spike Lee, the movie also features the comedic talents of D. L. Hughley (Huugley), Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac. Although going to church is one of the topics, and Harvey opens the show with a brief thanks to God, the R-rated movie contains profanity-filled monologues about everything from how to raise children to why 1970s soul music is better than today’s hip hop and rap to graphic discussion about sex.

The quality of the movie looked like it had been shot in video, then transferred to film, and the sound often made it hard to hear parts of the monologues. Of all the comics, Harvey comes off the best, even though his performance was also often laced with strong profanity. Harvey has a professional stage presence that’s very appealing. He also is capable of carrying the audience to emotional heights, especially when he’s talking about the emotions behind 70s music. Bernie Mac was the least enjoyable, because much of his routine was vicious, not just obscene