The Queens of Comedy is both a sequel and spin-off film of The Original Kings of Comedy both created and produced by Walter Latham. The film follows four black female stand-up comedians at Memphis’s Orpheum Theatre.
Laura Hayes opens the show and serves as MC. She tells family stories about grandkids, her mom, and her sisters. Adele Givens urges her audience to celebrate their flaws; she comments on this crazy world, her 92-year-old grandmother, and the need to take care when naming a baby. Sommore, recently released from jail, talks about kids, men, marriage, and why moms give their eight-year-old daughters a hula-hoop. Lastly, Mo’Nique celebrates big women and contrasts Blacks and Whites. Mo’Nique tries to give big women hope, that it is ok to be a big woman, and it is ok to dislike skinny women.