The Original Kings of Comedy
The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

A selection of concert highlights from two nights of the long-running "Original Kings of Comedy" tour, featuring the talents of Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac, and including behind-the-scenes… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 18, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 27, 2001
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: If you want lots of laughs and don't mind some profanity, The Original Kings of Comedy can deliver.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Footage shot from over their shoulders reveals a sea of faces out of which individuals quickly emerge, as the comedians -- especially emcee Harvey -- enthrall and provoke audience members.

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Andrew O'Hehir

Seeing the film in a crowded theater is a lot more fun than watching it on TV would be, and the crappy, grainy look does create a sort of you-are-there immediacy.

Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Some segments are marred by poor sound quality. Others produce monster laughs.

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Scott Foundas

A consistently hilarious assemblage of highlights from the hit concert tour of the same name.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This often hilarious quartet use the foul-ups, aggravations and muddles of everyday life to produce more laughs than most movies you'll see this year.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Easily the funniest movie of the summer.

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Time Out

This is comedy with a sense of showmanship, and Lee cuts shrewdly to the rhythm of the jokes.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Time and again, we're transported by the outpouring of liberating humor from four men who know the territory.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The film offers more than just yuks, however. As in Lee's best work, the film intelligently discusses race and race relations, though this time through the guise of humor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Lenny Muggsy
I don't know why Spike Lee directed this but it's hilarious, all up in Charlotte.
Jared H
Funny funny stuff.
Taylor Bond
I've never seen so many fat black chicks laughing at one time in one crowd. Also I only laughed hard at one joke during the entire DVD, and that was… More
danny d
funny but a little too racist