By Troy Patterson
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:41 AM EDT
Kings: Sean Murphy

The Original Kings of Comedy

B-
type
  • Movie
genre

Easily as raw as Eddie Murphy’s old routines, but hardly half as delirious, The Original Kings of Comedy — Spike Lee’s crossover hit of a stand up concert film — is profane but not provocative. Its stars each work the same terrain: gags (gentle and gratingly lame) about race, and coarse bits about sex, parenting, and poverty. Sometimes these are resonant low down blues; sometimes they’re just low — bordering on the crudeness that Lee decried as minstrelsy last year in ”Bamboozled.”

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The Original Kings of Comedy

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 115 minutes
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