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Paul Mooney and Bobby Slayton - Paul Mooney, Bobby Slayton Los Angeles, California - The Laugh Factory's 30th Annual Toy Giveaway and Free Christmas Dinner, held At The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood Thursday 1st January 1970

Paul Mooney and Bobby Slayton
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Paul Mooney
Paul Mooney and Larry Miller
Paul Mooney, Bobby Slayton and Larry Miller
Paul Mooney and Bobby Slayton

Paul Mooney Monday 8th June 2009 Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary Gala at The Apollo Theater - arrivals New York City, USA

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Paul Mooney

Vivica A Fox and Paul Mooney - Vivica A. Fox and Paul Mooney New York City, USA - The 2009 NV Awards: A Salute to Urban Professionals held at The New York Stock Exchange Friday 27th February 2009

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Vivica A Fox and Bj Coleman
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Vivica A Fox and Noel Hankin
Vivica A Fox

Paul Mooney Saturday 19th September 2009 'One Night Only' comedy show held at the DAR Constitution Hall Washington DC, USA

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Bamboozled Review


Very Good
Welcome to a piece of American history. In the old music hall, white comedians and song 'n' dance men would splash their faces in charcoal, maybe throw on a pair of white gloves, then go through the step-n-fetchin' routine, the exotica and the buffoonery of perceived black culture. Jim Crow, Amos 'n' Andy, Mammy, L'il Black Sambo, Uncle Tom, and the Ten Pickaninnies were typical characters thrown on stage and screen for the amusement and mockery of white audiences.

What began as white actors in blackface evolved with the 1950s Amos and Andy Show on television, featuring black actors in blackface. The content remained the same, with Amos and Andy portrayed as lazy, ignorant, chicken eatin', banjo playin', shifty clowns. Once the show lost favor with an outraged public, the television studios put a halt on developing new shows about the black experience -- degrading or otherwise -- for several decades.

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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Review


Good
Richard Pryor, phone home. In this terribly autobiographical tale, we see Pryor as ghost/angel, looking back on his life -- working his way through the seedy clubs, making it big on Ed Sullivan, and self-destructing on booze and drugs. Of course, the real Pryor never set himself on fire... In any case, Jo Jo Dancer is certainly a heartfelt and cautionary tale a la Gia, but it lacks much in the way of plot development, action, and a reason to care about Jo Jo one way or the other. I fell asleep more than once.
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