Moms Mabley

DVD - 2014?
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Moms Mabley
Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American stand-up comic and showbiz pioneer who emerged from the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American Vaudeville to become a mainstream star on the stage and TV. Mabley pushed the boundaries of comedy by tackling topics such as gender, sex, and racism, making her one of the first taboo-pushing comedians on the comedy circuit. Once billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World", she performed up until her death in 1975. Whoopi Goldberg directs and appears.

Published: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified], , [2014?]
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.7028 MOM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (72 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda


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Jan 08, 2015

best stand up that ever lived

Oct 26, 2014
  • ncs1961 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thank you Whoopie Goldberg for this entertaining and heartfelt tribute to a fascinating person and performer. Moms lived and worked and told it like it was through the depression, segregation, the Civil Rights struggle AND the so called sexual revolution. Someone said of Moms that she just told the truth - so we could see that it was funny. So true.

Aug 22, 2014
  • AnaVic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

GREAT DOCUMENTARY!!! I did not know about Moms Mabley & it was so great to see, very informative.

Jun 21, 2014
  • Mr_Pear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie about a great person who lived an extraordinary life. It was fun to learn how Moms inspired all of the different comedians and entertainers that they interviewed and how she impacted the way we think and talk about race and oppression. I recommend this to anyone interested in civil rights, social justice, or the history of stand-up.


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