PHUNNY BUSINESS: A BLACK COMEDY
Back by popular demand!
Raymond Lambert in person!
- PHUNNY BUSINESS:
- A BLACK COMEDY
- 2010, John Davies, USA, 84 min.
Once upon a time on Chicago’s near South Side, the comedy club All Jokes Aside functioned as a veritable “star factory,” launching the careers of comics including Steve Harvey, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, MoNique, Bernie Mac, Carlos Mencia, and many more. The brainchild of Raymond Lambert, the club was major on the national scene and a powerhouse of black talent, but, in many ways, it was Chicago’s best-kept secret. After a decade, the club fell victim to the economy and the twists of local politics, but the legend lives on in this dynamic documentary narrated by John Ridley. HDCAM video. (BS)
Producer/writer Raymond Lambert will be present for audience discussion at the November 4 & 11 screenings. DP/editor Brian Kallies will be present on November 4 & 5.