Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

Categories: Comedy, Documentary
Directors Robert Townsend and Quincy Newell offer this comprehensive and hilarious examination of the history, evolution and cultural significance of African American comedy in America, from the earliest minstrel shows to the latest HBO special. Featuring interviews with cultural critics and loads of comedic clips, this program features appearances by a who's-who of black comedians including Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg and many more.
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2009-01-01
Run time: 95 minute / 1:35
Director: Robert Townsend
Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124061/
Production Company : Codeblack Entertainment
Production Country: United States of America





Trailer


Franklyn Ajaye
as Self
Angela Bassett
as Narrator (voice)
Bill Bellamy
as Self
Julian Bond
as Self
Todd Boyd
as Self
Jeff Clanagan
as Self
Bill Cosby
as Self
Stanley Crouch
as Self
Elijah Cummings
as Self
Tommy Davidson
as Self
Michael Eric Dyson
as Self
Walter Fauntroy
as Self
Shang Forbes
as Self
Marla Gibbs
as Self
Louis Gossett Jr.
as Self
Dick Gregory
as Self
Eddie Griffin
as Self
Steve Harvey
as Self
D. L. Hughley
as Self
Sheila Jackson Lee
as Self
Eddie Levert
as Himself
Faizon Love
as Self
Kweisi Mfume
as Self
Kel Mitchell
as Self
Mo'Nique
as Self
Paul Mooney
as Self
Garrett Morris
as Self
Charlie Murphy
as Self
Niecy Nash
as Self
Reynaldo Rey
as Self
Chris Rock
as Self
Sherri Shepherd
as Self
Sommore
as Self
Robert Townsend
as Self
Thea Vidale
as Self
George Wallace
as Self
Maxine Waters
as Self
Damon Wayans
as Self
Keenen Ivory Wayans
as Self
Marlon Wayans
as Self
Shawn Wayans
as Self
Cornel West
as Self
Katt Williams
as Self
Andrew Young
as Self
Topper Carew
as Self
Production
Richard Foos Executive Producer

Writing
John Long Writer

Editing
Skip Robinson Editor

Directing
Robert Townsend Director

Production
Jeff Clanagan Executive Producer
Darryl 'D'Militant' Littleton Producer
Quincy Newell Producer

Writing
Quincy Newell Writer

Editing
AgĂșsta EinarsdĂłttir Editor

Production
Angela Northington Producer
Dana Riddick Associate Producer





















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