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Stand-up DVD - Various Stand-Up Comics - The Big Black Comedy Show Volume 2

Big Black Comedy cover
Mo?nique, Rodman, Vince Morris,
Sexy Marlo, Ralphie May
Co-hosted by Rodney Perry
91 minutes
Fox Home Entertainment
2005
Parental Advisory
Big Black Comedy Show Volume 2 is not as good as Volume 1. Of the four stand-up comedians on this stand-up comedy DVD only one kills. 2 of the other comics do okay. One just, well, dies.

Also, the backstage bits with Rodney Perry feel like filler more than anything else. Thankfully, the very funny Mo'nique is the host and she is her usual great self.

The show opens with Sexy Marlo. Her set is all about sex and smokin weed. That's it. There's not much more to it than that. It is perhaps not a joke when she says, "This comedy shit ain't payin' and I had to get me another job."

Rodman follows this with a whole lot of mumbled one-liners about post 9/11 that are stale, coming from a single-parent family, a long bit about hair, and a very long bit about a guy with a funny eye.

Next on this stand-up comedy DVD is Vince Morris. Although his bit about growing up in the projects and how all commercials aimed at the Black community all seem to have music in them, no matter what they sell is funny, this guy seems to think he is Malcolm X and he comes out with a heavy political agenda the crowd is obviously not in the mood for. He definitely has a point about hip hop being lyrical genocide and how if hip hop lyrics changed from shooting a nigga to shooting a white man or from fucking a ho to fucking a white woman, the industry would not even let the artist in the studio to deny him a contract, but he certainly goes way beyond crossing the line when he starts goose-stepping and doing the Nazi salute to a hip hop beat while saying Hitler would have had more followers if he'd had a funky ass album. There is nothing wrong with political or social comedy but there's got to be comedy in your agenda somewhere. Somebody who edited this DVD decided to get even with Vince Morris because there is actually a shot where you hear people laughing and clapping but you see a crowd of people just sitting there with their arms crossed. You know this set has not gone well when even Mo'nique can't really get the crowd back into a good mood.

The closer is Ralphie May, a white guy who was on Last Comic Standing 1 and 2. This guy just goes out there, to what was a very cold crowd by now, and just kills. He is absolutely politically incorrect and just dares the audience to get offended a white comic can do these jokes. His jokes about being a white guy living in the hood, being so Southern he is his own cousin, and how our language has become so politically correct there are no retarded people out there anymore are not only extremely hilarious but funny enough to save an otherwise very ordinary evening.

Big Black Comedy Volume 1 is far superior to this and unless you are a Ralphie May fan, pass on Volume 2.

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