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Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

New documentary out on DVD today

Why We Laugh, directed by Robert Townsend and narrated by Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett, “traces the evolution of black comedy from the days of Stepin Fetchit to the present,” and features interviews with comedians including Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Steve Harvey, Katt Williams, and many more.