Considered to be best comedy club that many haven’t heard of, checkout the story of Chicago’s own All Jokes Aside comedy club. The film was recently featured in The Black Harvest International Film Festival and Video In Chicago.
” PHUNNY BUSINESS: A BLACK COMEDY chronicles the rise and fall of ALL JOKES ASIDEâ„¢, which for a decade, was the preeminent Black Comic showcase in America. This mostly unheralded “star factory” impacted American Pop Culture in a huge way, giving early exposure and early paychecks to major talent like Steve Harvey, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, MoNique, Bernie Mac, Carlos Mencia, D.L Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, Adele Givens, Melanie Comarcho, Mike Epps, JB Smoove, Ali LeRoi, Aries Spears, George Willborn, Sheryl Underwood, Laura Hayes, Bill Bellamy, Craig Robinson, Deon Cole, Earthquake and Tommy Davidson, to name just a few. An equally impressive list of celebrities like Michael and Juanita Jordan, Scottie Pippen, most of ‘Da Bears’, Tommy Hearns, Barry Sanders, Boyz 2 Men, Maxwell, MC Lyte, Vivica A. Fox, Doug Banks and many other luminaries could be found laughing it up in the audience.”