Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
Historical retrospective chronicles African-American comedy from the Minstrel Era of slavery and beyond, to the chitlin circuit, race films, the 1970s Black sitcom boom and up to the modern age. Dozens of comedians, social commentators and politicians contributed their time and knowledge to craft this important piece of Black history. Older audience members will be transported to the days of Dick Gregory, Moms Mabley, Sanford and Son, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. While younger viewers will discover the impact and significance of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg. Screens as part of a conversation with Daryl Littleton who is the author of the book Black Comedians on Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us to Laugh upon which the film is based.