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1. First Sunday (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.5
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Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--... See full summary »

Director: David E. Talbert | Stars: Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine

Votes: 9,257 | Gross: $37.93M

2. Christmas Belles (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Comedy

6.6
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Despite being successful in their careers, two 30-something BFFs never stop hearing that they both need a man before it's too late. When a handsome pastor arrives just in time to kick off ... See full summary »

Director: Terri J. Vaughn | Stars: Raven Goodwin, DomiNque Perry, Omar Gooding, Mark Taylor

Votes: 38

3. Laughing to the Bank (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy

4.3
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A down-on-his-luck actor is frustrated with Hollywood and makes a plan to write, direct, and distribute his own project. When the money goes missing, it proves to just be the beginning of an adventure to get it back.

Director: Brian Hooks | Stars: Steve Turner, Devyn Ashley, Tabitha Brown, Darrel Cherney

Votes: 49

4. George (1993–1994)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

4.2
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An American sitcom starring George Foreman as a retired boxer who runs an after-school program for troubled kids. The series aired from November , 1993 to January 19, 1994 on the ABC network.

Stars: George Foreman, Crystal Cooke, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Anne Haney

Votes: 25

5. Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (1993 TV Special)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary

4.8
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"Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America" is a 1993 documentary that traces the cultural humor of African-Americans dating back to the minstrel shows in the early 1900s to the golden age of ... See full summary »

Director: Yvonne Smith | Stars: Steve Allen, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Pearl Bailey, Louise Beavers

Votes: 58

6. The Majah Hype Show (2018 Video)

TV-14 | 15 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Warren Oliver | Star: Majah Hype

7. Conversating While Black (2016– )

25 min | Comedy

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Conversating While Black is a scripted series featuring conversations between thoughtful, curious black folk discussing matters like the rationale behind "non-traditional" black names and folks' widespread perception of haters.

Stars: MaameYaa Boafo, Andrea Lewis, Skyler James, Damian Norfleet

8. #Nightstrife (2014– )

Comedy

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Jeremy and Erika are twenty-something best friends determined to be the black Lucy and Ethel by resurrecting their once "popular" webseries Nightstrife.

Stars: Jeremy O. Harris, Chris Rubarth, Erika Simpson

9. The Postwoman (2010)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Unhappy in her relationship, Nia, a 30s graphic designer, develops a crush on her neighborhood Postwoman who shows her the true meaning of unconditional love.

Director: J.D. Walker | Stars: Anika Bobb, Tracie Collins, Tish MacCullough, Mahasin Munir

Votes: 13

10. Roscoe Brown the Hood Detective Who Stole the Barbecue Pit? (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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Roscoe Brown solves crimes in the hood. His first case is "The Stolen Barbecue Pit". It's not a bird, nor a plane, it's Roscoe Brown the Hood Detective.

Director: Walter 'Big Walt' Anderson | Stars: Walter 'Big Walt' Anderson, Johnny Arnold, Gabrielle L. Clark, Sharon Curtis

11. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: A Day at the Races (1978)

Comedy

8.2
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Ray takes the children to the race track where precocious young Jordan develops a formula for picking winning horses.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 5

12. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Beat by a Drum (1978)

Comedy

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Ray tries to make up for his years away by being overly generous with his children. When Jordan wants a drum set Ray decides to purchase one over the objections of ex-wife Olivia.

Director: Asaad Kelada | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

13. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Farewell to Boyish Charm (1978)

Comedy

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Ray Ellis attempts to make his wife jealous by bringing another woman home to his apartment.

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

14. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Like Father, Unlike Son (1978)

Comedy

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Angie moves into brother Jordan's bedroom after her grandmother's insomnia drives her away. Jordan reacts by relocating upstairs with father Ray. To get his peace and quiet back Ray tries to remedy the situation.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

15. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Living Proof (Pilot) (1978)

Comedy

6.9
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Olivia and Luzelle have Raymond Ellis legally dead after no contact or calls for the last seven years. After running into an old friend who updates him, Ray flies back to reconcile with Olivia and the children.

Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 10

16. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Olivia's Job Offer (1978)

Comedy

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Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

17. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Pay or Die (1978)

Comedy

8.2
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Director: Dick Harwood | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 6

18. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Pilot (1977)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 5

19. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: Survival of the Fittest (1978)

Comedy

8.0
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Ray and Luzelle think they're following Wallace, Olivia and the kids to a cabin in the mountains not realizing they've returned home due to a snow storm and the two end up stuck in the storm.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 5

20. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: The Confessions of Col. Wallace Dickey (1978)

Comedy

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Colonel Dickey goes to meet Ray at the local bar to settle their differences once and for all but they end up getting drunk together.

Director: Dick Harwood | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

21. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: The Gospel According to Angie (1978)

Comedy

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Ray helps Angie re-write the church play with hilarious results.

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

22. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: The Loneliest Night of the Week (1978)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Dick Harwood | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

23. Baby... I'm Back! (1977–1978)
Episode: You Bet Your Wife (1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 5



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