Downtown Los Angeles–This morning at Los Angeles City Hall, The Art and Politics of Comedy helped kick off the City of Los Angeles’ Black History Month Celebration, by honoring Comedians Tiffany Haddish, Eddie Griffin, Kim Whitley, Paul Mooney, Darryl, and Dwayne Mooney.
Press Release Via Jasmyne Cannick:
Black comedians including Tiffany Haddish, Eddie Griffin, Kim Whitley, Paul Mooney, Darryl and Dwayne Mooney will be recognized by Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Councilmember Curren Price, and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, followed by a tour of the StandUP Bridge Exhibit.
Stand UP: The Art and Politics of Comedy Exhibit will offer a glimpse into the legacy of African American stand-up comedians. It will review the history of comedy from an African-American perspective including the origins of Jump Jim Crow, minstrel shows and its influence on American culture.
The exhibit will showcase early performing venues available to African- American artists, including segregated social clubs and theaters and policies to desegregate performing venues in Southern California.
The exhibit will open February 4, 2020 and run until March 9, 2020.
|WHAT:||Black History Month Celebration Honoring the Contributions of Black Comedians|
Eddie GriffinJ. Anthony BrownLuenell Paul MooneyDarryl and Dwayne MooneyJoe TorryMarsha WarfieldKim Whitley
|WHEN:||Tuesday, February 4, 202010AM|
|WHERE:||City Hall200 N. Spring StreetCouncil Presentation – City Council Chambers, Room 340Exhibit Tour – City Hall Bridge Gallery, 3rd Floor|