Paul Mooney: It's The End of the World
Very Good (3 stars)
Running time: 88 minutes
Studio: AMS Pictures
DVD Review by Kam Williams
For this hilarious concert flick, comedian Paul Mooney brought his irreverent standup act to The Lodge, a gentleman's club located in Dallas, Texas. With so many scantily-clad strippers and waitresses walking around, this made for a very distracting backdrop to the goings-on onstage. In fact, the DVD includes a 10-minute featurette entitled "The Ladies of the Lodge" devoted to a parade of topless entertainers.
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Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (November 3, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
Most comedians tell jokes. Paul Mooney tells the truth. And for more than forty years -- whether writing for Richard Pryor and Saturday Night Live, creating In Living Color's Homey D. Clown and Chappelle's Show's Negrodamus, or performing stand-up to sold-out crowds around the country -- he's been provocative, incisive, and always absolutely hilarious.
Still, a lot of it works, when not addressing topical material. For example,
general quips about pedophile schoolteachers and violent gangsta' rappers
are always in order. While I certainly laughed a lot, I'm not sure how
heartily I ought to recommend a flick where the most memorable moments
arrive when a naked woman serves the star a glass of water.
Watch an R-rated excerpt from Paul Mooney: It's The End of the World: