Release dateJanuary 27, 2001 GenresComedy, Stand-up comedy, Documentary, Indie film CastAdele Givens (Herself), Laura Hayes (Herself), Mo'Nique (Herself), Sommore (Herself) Similar moviesJim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe, Jim Gaffigan: King Baby, Dave Chappelle: HBO Comedy Half-Hour, Bill Maher: '...But I'm Not Wrong', Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale, Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away
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The Queens of Comedy is both a sequel and spin-off film of The Original Kings of Comedy both created and produced by Walter Latham. The film follows four black female stand-up comedians at Memphis's Orpheum Theatre.
Laura Hayes opens the show and serves as MC. She tells family stories about grandkids, her mom, and her sisters. Adele Givens urges her audience to celebrate their flaws; she comments on this crazy world, her 92-year-old grandmother, and the need to take care when naming a baby. Sommore, recently released from jail, talks about kids, men, marriage, and why moms give their eight-year-old daughters a hula-hoop. Lastly, Mo'Nique celebrates big women and contrasts Blacks and Whites. Mo'Nique tries to give big women hope, that it is ok to be a big woman, and it is ok to dislike skinny women.
The film also cuts away to footage of the Queens on the town having fun. For one night only, eight years later, the ladies returned to Mo'Nique for a comeback on The Mo'Nique Show which aired on October 29, 2009.
The Queens of Comedy premiered on Showtime in the United States. It has aired internationally in Europe, in the United Kingdom and Ireland and subtitled in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. In Africa, it aired in South Africa, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria.