The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) - Comedy, Documentary

Hohum Score

14

Watchable

A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley
Length: 115 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 80 found boring (10%)

One-line Reviews (13)

It features three comedians and an emcee, and for the most part it was a pretty decent show though there were lots of dull spots.

There's no plot, it's all just good comedy.

From utter confusion to just downright profanity (without a joke), these guys felt as if they were "winging it" instead of demonstrating to us the power of their trade.

All in all as I said the film is enjoyable and hilarious.

yet another offering of pure egotism, this time exploited by the likes of such predictable comedians as Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac, and D.

(He's still fairly compelling.

As if the self-indulgence wasn't enough to ruin any chance of a laugh, we're also given offensive, self-stereotyping racial remarks, by comedians who claim to be against prejudice, racism, and biggotry.

Disturbingly racist, unintelligible (especially the Bernie Mac portion), humor that appeals to the denominator, badly directed, self-indulgent, this pretty much sums up "The Original Kings of Comedy", a Spike Lee "joint".

This is a waste of time, effort, and money.

Don't waste your time with this.

Enjoyable time .

His bit, critically praised for its resemblance to the naked, confessional work of Richard Pryor, is the dullest in the movie.

It has been my experience that "concert-comedy"-type movies can often be boring, certainly not matching the experience of actually seeing a comedian live.