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Status: Released

Average Rating: 10

Release Date: Jan 1, 2009

Rating: NR

Run Time: 1h 35m

Original Language: English

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Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Codeblack Entertainment


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Watch Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

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Synopsis

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.


Main Cast

Franklyn Ajaye

Franklyn Ajaye

Self

Age : 71 | Popularity : 11%

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Narrator (voice)

Age : 62 | Popularity : 43%

Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy

Self

Age : 55 | Popularity : 7%

Todd Boyd

Todd Boyd

Self

Age : N/A | Popularity : 4%

Jeff Clanagan

Jeff Clanagan

Self

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Self

Age : 83 | Popularity : 9%

Stanley Crouch

Stanley Crouch

Self

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Elijah Cummings

Elijah Cummings

Self

Age : 68 | Popularity : 5%


Crew

Department Role Name
Production Executive Producer
Richard Foos
Richard Foos
Jeff Clanagan
Jeff Clanagan
Producer
Darryl 'D'Militant' Littleton
Darryl 'D'Militant' Littleton
Quincy Newell
Quincy Newell
Angela Northington
Angela Northington
Associate Producer
Dana Riddick
Dana Riddick
Writing Writer
John Long
John Long
Quincy Newell
Quincy Newell
Editing Editor
Skip Robinson
Skip Robinson
Agústa Einarsdóttir
Agústa Einarsdóttir
Directing Director
Robert Townsend
Robert Townsend
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