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Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Robert Townsend

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

John Long ... (writer)
Quincy Newell ... (writer)

Cast  

Franklyn Ajaye ... Himself
Angela Bassett ... Narrator
Bill Bellamy ... Himself
Julian Bond ... Himself
Todd Boyd Todd Boyd ... Himself
Topper Carew Topper Carew ... Himself
Jeff Clanagan ... Himself
Bill Cosby ... Himself
Stanley Crouch ... Himself
Elijah Cummings Elijah Cummings ... Himself
Tommy Davidson ... Himself
Michael Eric Dyson Michael Eric Dyson ... Himself
Walter Fauntroy Walter Fauntroy ... Himself
Shang Forbes ... Himself
Marla Gibbs ... Himself
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself
Dick Gregory ... Himself
Eddie Griffin ... Himself
Steve Harvey ... Himself
D.L. Hughley ... Himself
Sheila Jackson Lee Sheila Jackson Lee ... Herself
Eddie Levert Eddie Levert ... Himself
Faizon Love ... Himself
Kweisi Mfume Kweisi Mfume ... Himself
Kel Mitchell ... Himself
Mo'Nique ... Herself
Paul Mooney ... Himself
Garrett Morris ... Himself
Charlie Murphy ... Himself (as Charles Q. Murphy)
Niecy Nash ... Herself
Reynaldo Rey ... Himself
Chris Rock ... Himself
Sherri Shepherd ... Herself
Sommore ... Herself
Robert Townsend ... Himself
Thea Vidale ... Herself
George Wallace ... Himself
Maxine Waters ... Herself
Diane Watson Diane Watson ... Herself
Damon Wayans ... Himself
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Himself
Marlon Wayans ... Himself
Shawn Wayans ... Himself
Cornel West ... Himself
Katt Williams ... Himself
Andrew Young ... Himself

Produced by 

Jeff Clanagan ... executive producer
Richard Foos ... executive producer
Darryl 'D'Militant' Littleton ... producer
Quincy Newell ... producer
Lydia Nicole ... associate producer
Angela Northington ... producer
Dana Riddick ... associate producer
Robert Townsend ... co-executive producer

Film Editing by 

Agusta Einarsdottir
Skip Robinson

Production Management 

Eva Contis ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department 

Steven Romero Jr. ... re-recording mixer (additional re-recording mixer)
Joseph E. Stokes ... sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department 

Christopher S. Walters ... gaffer

Editorial Department 

Nancy Brindley Bhagia ... assistant editor (as Nancy Brindley)
Bruce W. Cathcart ... additional editor (as Bruce Cathcart)
Alex Oppenheimer ... assistant editor
Matt Rittorno ... assistant editor

Other crew 

Ava DuVernay ... publicist
Weldon Gordon ... production coordinator
Adia Z. May ... production legal
Lydia Nicole ... associate producer

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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