RESCHEDULED - FEB 9th, 2013 - Docularious Presents: 'Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy"
DUE TO TONIGHT'S MASS TRANSIT SHUT DOWN STARTING AT 7:00PM
WHY WE LAUGH: BLACK COMEDIANS ON BLACK COMEDY WILL NOT BE SHOWN AT THE MAYSLES CINEMA TONIGHT AT 7:30PM
THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH AT 7:30PM
(A bi-monthly series on comedy presented by Filmwax and Adam Schartoff)
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
Robert Townsend, 2009, 95 min.
Robert Townsend's Sundance Film Festival hit, Why We Laugh, with off-screen narration, four dozen talking heads, and clips of performances tell a chronological story about Black comedy: who has made us laugh since 1901, what is the nature of their humor, and what social and political contexts inform it. We look at minstrels, Stepin Fetchit, "Amos 'n Andy," "Beulah," Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Flip Wilson, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, "The Cosby Show," Chris Rock, Whoopi, "Hollywood Shuffle," entrepreneurship and Black comedy clubs, Robert Harris, urban street culture and "In Living Color," the rise of the Fox network, Def Comedy Jam, and the Original Kings of Comedy. The film asserts Black comedy helps America change.
Q&A with a comedian TBA. More details to come.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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