The Original Kings of Comedy

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: R

A big-screen version of one of the highest-grossing comedy tours ever, featuring Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac at their Charlotte, North Carolina show. Directed by Spike Lee. [1:55]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Lots of sexual innuendo and jokes about sex, including sometimes graphic references to oral sex and orgasms.

VIOLENCE/GORE 0 - There are some jokes about parents hitting their children, but no violence is seen.

PROFANITY 10 - About 200 F-words and lots and lots of anatomical references, scatological references, mild obscenities, religious obscenities, insults and racial epithets. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Stand-up comedians, the African-American culture, differences between African-American and Caucasian cultures, racism.

MESSAGE - The African-American culture and the differences between African-Americans and Caucasians provide lots of material for stand-up comedians.

Special Keywords: S4 - V0 - P10 - MPAAR

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