Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Adaptation, Comedy, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  • Comedy Central Roasts Roseanne Barr: Carrie Fisher Is on Drugs, Roseanne Is Fat
    By: Shaunna Murphy Aug 13, 2012

    Also: Seth Green is short, Jeffrey Ross is ugly, etc.

  • EXTRA: What's Fat Got to Do With It?
    By: Fiona Ng Mar 19, 2001

    HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 2, 2000 -- What's so funny about fat people? In the old days, the singing fat lady signaled the proverbial end of the show. But in Hollywood today, the fat lady -- and the fat guy, and the fat kid, etc. -- has become a signal to start the laugh track. Consider this: Eddie Murphy plays not one, not two, but a whole clan of fat people in "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps." Martin Lawrence dons drag as a fat grandma in "Big Momma's House." Heavyweight John Goodman dances on a bar top

Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bill Cosby Actor Interviewee 1 1000001
Stanley Crouch Actor Interviewee 1 1000002
Dick Gregory Actor Interviewee 1 1000003
Steve Harvey Actor Interviewee 1 1000004
Kweisi Mfume Actor Interviewee 1 1000005
Chris Rock Actor Interviewee 1 1000006
Sherri Shepherd Actor Interviewee 1 1000007
Diane Watson Actor Interviewee 1 1000008
Cornel West Actor Interviewee 1 1000009
Robert Townsend Director n/a 2 2000001
Richard Foos Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Jeff Clanagan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Darryl Littleton Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Robert Townsend Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Angela Northington Producer n/a 3 3000005
Quincy Newell Producer n/a 3 3000006
John Long Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Darryl Littleton Source Material (from book: "Black Comedians on Black Comedy") 120786 4000002
Quincy Newell Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Weldon Gordon Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000001
John Simmons Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
John Simmons Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Skip Robinson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Agusta Einarsdottir Editor n/a 172 7000002
Caleb Mose Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Dean Lee Sound n/a 120816 14000002
A celebration of the cultural influence and social impact black comedy has wielded over the past 400 years.