Overview

Acclaimed actress/comedienne Whoopi Goldberg directs and appears in this feature documentary about Jackie "Moms" Mabley, an African-American stand-up comic and show-biz pioneer who emerged from the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American Vaudeville to become a mainstream star. Once billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World," Mabley pushed the boundaries of comedy by tackling topics such as gender, sex, and racism and performed up until her death in 1975. The film includes vintage clips and recordings of Mabley, as well as recent interviews with some of the world's top comedians, including Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Robert Klein, Bill Cosby, and Goldberg - each of whom is a huge Mabley fan. A true passion project for first-time director Goldberg, the documentary shows Mabley's historical significance and profound influence as a performer vastly ahead of her time.

  1. Whoopi Goldberg

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg

    Herself

  2. Moms Mabley

    Moms Mabley

    Herself

  3. Harry Belafonte

    Harry Belafonte

    Himself

  4. Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers

    Herself

  5. Sidney Poitier

    Sidney Poitier

    Himself

Full Cast & Crew

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley

Recommendations

We don't have enough data to suggest any movies based on Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley. You can help by rating movies you've seen.

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 20, 2013
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • November 18, 2013
    TV

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 12m

Budget -

Revenue -

Genres

Keywords

Content Score

93

Almost there...

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page