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The Resource Why we laugh, Codeblack Entertainment in association with Townsend Entertainment presents ; a Codeblack Entertainment production ; producers, Robert Townsend, Angela Northington, Quincy Newell ; written by Quincy Newell, John Long ; directed by Robert Townsend, (videorecording)

Why we laugh, Codeblack Entertainment in association with Townsend Entertainment presents ; a Codeblack Entertainment production ; producers, Robert Townsend, Angela Northington, Quincy Newell ; written by Quincy Newell, John Long ; directed by Robert Townsend, (videorecording)

Label
Why we laugh
Title
Why we laugh
Statement of responsibility
Codeblack Entertainment in association with Townsend Entertainment presents ; a Codeblack Entertainment production ; producers, Robert Townsend, Angela Northington, Quincy Newell ; written by Quincy Newell, John Long ; directed by Robert Townsend
Title variation
Black comedians on black comedy
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Celebrates African-American comedians and their cultural influence on American society. Includes performances, interviews, and insights from some of the most celebrated and outspoken comedians of all time
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Original music, Ronald Jones ; narrator, Angela Bassett ; editors, Agusta Einarsdottir, Skip Robinson
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
PerformerNote
Cornel West, Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, Russell Simmons, Sherri Shepherd, Katt Williams, Steve Harvey, Mo'Nique, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, Richard Pryor, Dick Gregory, Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy
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  • Townsend, Robert
  • Newell, Quincy
  • Northington, Angela
  • Long, John
  • Bassett, Angela
  • Jones, Ronald
  • Littleton, Darryl
  • CodeBlack Entertainment
  • Townsend Entertainment Corporation
  • Vivendi Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
86
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  • Littleton, Darryl
  • African American comedians
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Stand-up comedy
Technique
live action
Label
Why we laugh, Codeblack Entertainment in association with Townsend Entertainment presents ; a Codeblack Entertainment production ; producers, Robert Townsend, Angela Northington, Quincy Newell ; written by Quincy Newell, John Long ; directed by Robert Townsend, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Darryl Littleton
  • Special features: Extended interviews with Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, Sherri Shepherd, Katt Williams & Steve Harvey
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Opening credits -- Expression and inspiration -- Minstrel era -- Mani stream in America -- Redd Foxx & Dick Gregory -- 1970/1980 comedy TV shows -- Chris Rock & Whoopi Goldberg -- Urban culture on TV -- Kings of comedy -- Taking responsibility -- Dignity does matter -- End credits
Control code
608555225
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
1 videodisc (86 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883476011400
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CM1140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)608555225
System details
DVD; region 1, widescreen, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Why we laugh, Codeblack Entertainment in association with Townsend Entertainment presents ; a Codeblack Entertainment production ; producers, Robert Townsend, Angela Northington, Quincy Newell ; written by Quincy Newell, John Long ; directed by Robert Townsend, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Darryl Littleton
  • Special features: Extended interviews with Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, Sherri Shepherd, Katt Williams & Steve Harvey
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Opening credits -- Expression and inspiration -- Minstrel era -- Mani stream in America -- Redd Foxx & Dick Gregory -- 1970/1980 comedy TV shows -- Chris Rock & Whoopi Goldberg -- Urban culture on TV -- Kings of comedy -- Taking responsibility -- Dignity does matter -- End credits
Control code
608555225
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
1 videodisc (86 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883476011400
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CM1140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)608555225
System details
DVD; region 1, widescreen, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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