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Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | Video 6 February 2007
Few comedians can stir up controversy like the legendary Paul Mooney -- writer for Richard Pryor, creator of In Living Color's Homey the Clown and featured guest on Chappelle's Show. With ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Paul Mooney ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Bernhard ... Herself
Gabriel Casseus ... Himself
Joyce Coleman Joyce Coleman ... Herself
Mark Curry ... Himself
Red Grant ... Himself (as Redd Grant)
David Alan Grier ... Himself
Quincy Jones III ... Himself
Daryl Mooney Daryl Mooney ... Himself (as The Mooney Twins)
Dwayne Mooney Dwayne Mooney ... Himself (as The Mooney Twins)
Shane Mooney Shane Mooney ... Himself
Lori Petty ... Herself
Colin Quinn ... Himself
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney ... Herself
Shawn Ullman Shawn Ullman ... Himself


Few comedians can stir up controversy like the legendary Paul Mooney -- writer for Richard Pryor, creator of In Living Color's Homey the Clown and featured guest on Chappelle's Show. With his characteristic brutal honesty, Mooney passionately and hysterically charges into the electrified currents of racial tension. In this magnificent standup performance at Hollywood's Laugh Factory, Mooney earns a standing ovation with his relentless no-holds-barred observations on black history, stereotypes and prejudices, living in White America, celebrity divas and much, much more!

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6 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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The material of a comedic genius who decided to skip the facts & focus on being a racist.
16 April 2009 | by lethalinjectionSee all my reviews

There's no doubt in my mind that Paul Mooney is a comedic genius, but it's also very clear that he's a left over from a much more racist time in America. Watching this material tinges between semi-hilarity, disgust, and sheer disbelief at some of the things he tries to pass off to his audience as fact. I'm not referring to certain details of a story being exaggerated for the sake of artistic license or the humor of a joke. What I'm talking about are blatant lies. Perhaps his audience is uneducated and he is telling them what they want to hear. I do know one thing, Paul Mooney is educated enough to know that he isn't telling the truth, but I suppose everyone has an agenda to feed and that only makes him human. Watch and enjoy this special if you like Paul Mooney. Just remember that nearly all of the facts he's using to wrap his jokes around are quite the opposite. I watched most of it, but between that and the racist banter I decided enough was enough. It seems to me as though in this day and age that as long as someone says something on TV, everyone else instantly entertains it as fact and that is sad. 1) Sad that people would believe something just because they saw it on TV and 2) Sad that they weren't educated enough to pick out that it was false in the first place.

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