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The Big Black Comedy Show – Volume Two


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Concert: B-



Lasting about 90 minutes, The Big Black Comedy Show – Volume Two (2004) is hosted by the ever-daring Mo’Nique, one of the best stand-up comics in the business and true to form, she has brought on four remarkable, talented comics that are worthy of her style and new direction she is taking comedy into.  All politically incorrect with daring context, the performers include Sexy Marlo, the other lady of the show.  Marlo is hilarious, taking a strong feminist/realist look at life for women, with a shocking sense of where racial and sexual tensions are today.  Her physical bits are also entertaining.


Next is Rodman, who is almost in another world, or is it that the world he is in has done this to him?  It is the most understated performance here.  Then there is Vince Morris, who is so outrageously political that the whole audience constantly goes into shock, as he uses comedy to state his case about what is wrong with the African American community, what is right and what is not being said.  It is one of the boldest stand-up routines you will see for years to come, and it will make you see how Bill Maher is sometimes more full of himself than he wants to admit.  Then their is Ralphie May, the white comedian of the evening who does a retro turn on all ethnic humor and what happened to make the world so politically correct to begin with.  This adds up to about 90 minutes of non-stop laughs and shocks.  Be warned that this is sometimes very brutal humor, but not just shocking or gross to just be outrageous.  I hope we see more of all of them, while this DVD is going to have quite a bit of replayability.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1/16 X 9 image has 1.33 X 1 images mixed in, centered in the wider frame.  Detail is lacking a bit, but it is an adequate performer, along with the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, though that has no serious surround information.  There are no extras, but the daring humor is more than enough in this case.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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