The Oscar-winner kicked off her Spread the Love stand-up shows in New Orleans, Louisiana last Friday (19Mar10), but the opening night turned sour after the jokes ended and the star was ushered off to meet fans backstage.
Mo'Nique entered an elevator with several associates and a camera crew from U.S. TV show Entertainment Tonight when the carriage came to a sudden halt and they were left stranded.
The comedienne soon became irritated and phoned her husband, Sidney Hicks, to complain, yelling into her cell phone, 'We're stuck in an elevator! Do something!"
Mo'Nique was later handed the security guard's walkie-talkie and she was filmed shouting irately, "I am stuck in this damn elevator! I don't know what's going on, but I will be up there as soon as they let me out of this damn elevator. I'm trying not to cuss! I am stuck on the elevator!"
After 20 minutes, the doors were released and Mo'Nique was able to meet and greet the waiting fans, telling them, 'Thank you all for being so patient."