Jackie Moms Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975) was an American standup comedian and a pioneer of the so-called Chitlin' Circuit of African-American vaudeville.
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I want to acknowledge a really impressive documentary that is showing on HBO until January; Moms Mabley. In the far, far glimmers of my memory, I remember seeing this comedienne on something like Mike Douglas or Merv Griffin, but the documentary blew me away - not just who she was, but what she did and how she was able to do it. By dressing like a goofy, non- threatening old lady, she was able to sneak some hard truths by the shields of those who didn't want to acknowledge the realities of the day. Give it a, look, you'll thank me.
In remembrance of the life of JFK. . Moms Mabley - "Abraham, Martin & John" (Merv Griffin Show 1969)
Moms Mabley was a comedienne on the Chitlin circuit of the '30s and '40s but by the '60s she had played Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 1969 she became the oldest person in history to have a hit song in the Top 40. Here she gives a very moving performance of that song, "Abraham, Martin & John." Merv Griffin had over 5000 guests appear on his show from 1963-1986.
Why can't the World (America) be Sweet, Kind, Innocent, and help Out Other Children - Adults and the ones, who can not make it in this World - Without a HandOut! We are all God's Children. My mother had (12) Children and a husband to take care of. As well as Relatives / Friends / Stranger's. And, she made Everything work Out with tons of Hugs/ Smiles and Blankets/Beds to Share. Hopefully, more people in the World will be like my Darling mother (Beulah+ My Darling Father (Burnett). Who helped out lots of People. Mom was so creative, when it came to making food (Beans/Corn Bread - Potatoe Sandwiches. To allow our food to keep our stomaches full for a couple of days. Kool Aid. Hopefully, someone will help me write my book. Like Moms Mabley during the 1950's. What a Grand Character. Always a Smile On Her Face.
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley On HBO Still plenty of dates left to catch this
I'm watching 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley' via this is a good one to see...
.Moms Mabley is a terrific docu, not so much about Moms' life but her legacy & style—and about comedy and race in America
I watched the Moms Mabley HBO Documentary w/Whoopi Goldberg. Excellent! I, remember watching Moms as a kid on Flip Wilson's showMabley
Moms Mabley documentary on HBO recalls days of the chitlin' circuit
I remember Moms Mabley, Redd Foxx, and Lenny Bruce albums as forbidden fruit when I was a kid. Had to sneak around and not get caught.
Thank you for introducing me to the late great comedian Moms Mabley!! All I can say is thank you.
Last night I watched two specials y'all should catch... Moms Mabley and Mike Tyson. Good stuff.
Don't miss this! My granddad introduced me as a young boy to Mom's Mabley backstage. We instantly hit it off... http…
Watch Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley. You have been influenced by her without even knowing it.
Watching the Moms Mabley documentary. "I don't want nothin' old but some money!"
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley Congratulations to Hull is a documenta...
OMG Moms Mabley I had no idea. She is/was so funny.. Thank u Whoopi for the enlightenment. I loved the special.
Whoopi's documentary on Moms Mabley was really interesting! Lot of stuff, I never knew.
Deceptive genius: Moms Mabley changed the world as a comic and as a black woman
OMG, enjoyed your special on Moms Mabley brought back so many memories.
Saw an excellent HBO biography of Moms Mabley (those around my age remember her as the old black comedienne with no teeth on the Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas shows). She was a much, much more significant personality, especially in terms of civil rights progress, than I thought. I tuned in out of nostalgia; I came away quite impressed.
, Just watched Moms Mabley wonderful ! Carried me back to my childhood . Thank You for that!
I couldn't sleep last night and ended up binge watching HBO Documentary Specials. Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley was really inspirational.She was a woman. She was black. She was openly *** She was born in 1897...barely 20 years after slavery ended...and she was ALWAYS working.making $10,000 a week! I know performers who would be happy to make that TODAY! Truly Truly a trailblazer.and I'm not gonna lie. Mike Tyson genuinely genuinely touched my spirit with his raw honesty.I just wanted to give him a hug at the end. Praying for him. You know...Industry friends aren't always "In The Street" Friends.so Shoutout to Spike Lee for being both.for visiting Mike Tyson in prison everyday and for giving him a platform from which to tell his story.
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley is a documentary recallin...
Moms Mabley's documentary is on HBO this month. It is a must see for comedians. kudos to
is Jackie "Moms" Mabley. The first Black woman to do stand up in Harlem at the Apollo and many…
/TY! My parents played Moms Mabley's records for their house parties; I wasn't supposed to listen, but I did.
Loved your Moms Mabley show, but did not need to know her lifestyle. I have two of the albums mentioned.
If you missed it like I did the Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley documentary reairs tonight in HBO2 at 8pm EST. I wasn't old enough to listen to her comedy routines but my mom & family often repeated the cleaner parts. I am so looking forward to seeing this.
"Moms Mabley" via Worth seeing, esp after Comedy 101 lesson in beginning. Funny and fascinating performer.
I use to sneak and listen to my Granny's Moms Mabley records ... the documentary was Epic!
Saw clips from Moms Mabley documentary, brings back memories. Thanks Whoopi!
I remember watching Moms Mabley as a kid on The Smother's Brothers, can't wait to watch your show on
“Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley” is the affectionate and informative documentary about pioneering stand-up comic Loretta May Aiken who became known as Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Rising up from the so-called…
Just got off the phone with my mom, talking about moms mabley.. never heard of her before... Quite enlightened
A man shows up at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter says "why are you here?" The man said I had "Seenus" trouble. Peter says "You mean "Sinus" trouble. The man said, "No, I had Seenus Trouble." Peter says, Sir, you mean Sinus trouble. He said, "No sir. I went to the hotel with this man's wife and he seen us and now I'm here." - Moms Mabley (y'all got to see the Whoopi Goldberg Presents Mom Mabley special on HBO . . . WOW!!!)
Wow moms Mabley was *** Crazy thing is it helped her career. Wow I'm speechless.
Monday at 9, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, a tribute to the pioneering comedienne.
Anybody watching the Moms Mabley special documentary on HBO?
Did anyone see Whoopi Goldberg's fabulous HBO documentary on Moms Mabley, last night?
On Biography.com, learn about the life and career of Moms Mabley, a pioneering 20th century comedian who paved the way for future African-American and female performers.
Appreciative of the effort but ultimately disappointed with Moms Mabley documentary. Still have no clue who she really was off stage. Wonder why they didn't delve deeper there; not just brush at surface. Seems like there was 30 minutes missing.
Happily repeats. Didn't post immediately b/c I was HBO event last night. film about Moms Mabley
Moms Mabley made us play the comedy game her way, and Whoopi Goldberg’s affectionate documentary shows how we all came out winners.
Bravo to Whoopi Goldberg for producing an excellent documentary on "Moms Mabley" She was a Trail blazer !! you can catch it on HBO on Demand !! Treat yourself !
watched a documentary about Moms Mabley produced and directed by Whoopi Goldberg feat Sidney Poitier Bill Cosby n...
I miss the days when life was filled with Spike Lee films and overalls with the one strap unbuttoned and LA Gear sneakers with the little pump on the top and the flashing lights on the bottom and the waiting (dollar in hand) for the elotes Lady to come down the street with her shopping cart. I miss the dancing with Mommy, barefoot on the front lawn, to Beres Hammond, Smokey Robinson, Celia Cruz, The Temptations and Pattie Labelle. I miss riding handle bars and double dutch and popping bubble gum bubbles on our noses and sitting/crying between Mommy's knees while she did her best to tame this hair of mine and beads on the ends of my braids. I also miss hole in the wall Fish and Chicken joints and Erykah Badu in the summertime and Rollie Pollie bugs and pet Praying Mantises. I miss Hide and Seek at block parties and laying my head in Mommy's lap while she read Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Nikki Giovanni and Toni Morrison to me. I miss laughing so hard at Richard Pryor and Moms Mabley when I was too young to und ...
Moms Mabley! B4 there was Eddie Murphy..b4 there was Redd Foxx..b4 there was Richard Pryor there was Mom!
Great work from Whoopi Goldberg in putting together the Moms Mabley documentary. Glad my dad made sure I had a deep appreciation for Moms Mabley, Pigmeat Markham, Amos and Andy, and so many others growing up.
Whoopi produced a great show on MOMS MABLEY shown on HBO this evening. One of the funniest comediennes who with perfect timing and wit got messages of the times to the populace in a way that was understood and powerful. All of this without a cuss word. Now that's entertainment. A class act!.
Watching a documentary on Moms Mabley hosted by Whoopi Goldberg on HBO. Amazing woman who overcame her times.
Just finished watching a wonderful special about Moms Mabley. I never understood what a pioneer she was. I just thought she was a funny old lady with no teeth. I adored her as a kid. My respect for her now that it's all been put into context is huge! What an amazing, funny loveable woman . I'm so glad she was a part of my childhood.
Just watched Whoopi Goldberg's very interesting documentary on Moms Mabley. I learned a lot about Moms that I didn't know.
hey everybody you must watch the HBO doc on Moms Mabley. Especially if you have never heard of her
Whoopie Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley. I loved to hear my Mom and aunties repeat those jokes when they thought we weren't listening.
Watching the special on Moms Mabley on HBO. She just said, "If you see me with my arms around an old man, I'm holding him for the police" Hmph...so.
When i was a kid, my mom got me to like a very funny/drty lady named "Moms Mabley". if you are under 50, you won't know who she is. rumor was Whoopi Goldberg was going to play her on B'way. istead she did a documentry on her. tonite 9pm HBO. for those who need to have some good laughs.
Tonight on HBO a docu about Moms Mabley.9pm
“Ain’t nothing an old man can do for me,” Moms Mabley used to tell her audiences, “but bring me a message from a young one.”
What to Watch Monday: Mom's Off the Wagon, a Dancing Fave Returns, Almost Human and More On TV this Monday: Christy’s Mom needs helps, 2 guest stars get cooking on Broke Girls, Almost Human continues, The Voice moves forward with the Top 10 and Castle is twin piqued. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar. 8 pm Almost Human (Fox) | John and Dorian investigate a murder and high-profile missing persons case that draw them into the world of Intimate Robot Companions… also known as sexbots. O-kay. 8 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Former Dancing pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy returns as a guest judge, as the couples perform to two versions of the same song…. for reasons that I don’t understand at all. 8:30 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Max decides to apply to the Manhattan School of Pastry; Switched at Birth’s Gilles Marini and 24 alum Mary Lynn Rajskub guest-star. 9 pm The Voice (NBC) | Special time! The Top 10 perform live, taunting “Red ...
My Moms Mabley documentary premieres tonight on HBO at 9:00 PM. I hope you check it out if you can. Thanks! First time I directed.
At one point in Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, a fascinating new HBO documentary about the pioneering African-American comedian that premieres at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 18, we see Moms Mabley on the set of Merv Griffin’s chat show. Dressed in her usual costume of floppy cap, garishly...
Okay, I'll play: Ten things you don’t know about me: 1. I have tinnitus (and it's getting worse). 2. For two years in the 1980s I was a born-again Christian. 3. I think Forrest Whitaker is the best actor since Marlon Brando. 4. I still listen to the Moody Blues. 5. I entered college with the intention of becoming a Jesuit. 6. One of the reasons I gave my son the name I did was because it is the name of the funniest book in the Bible. 7. I once cussed out a nun (and yes, she deserved it and much more) 8. Sometimes, late at night, I watch Gilligan’s Island. 9. I believe Jackie Mason, Shecky Greene, Flip Wilson, Redd Foxx, and Moms Mabley were infinitely more talented and important to stand-up than Eddie Murphy, Katt Williams, Dane Cook, Janine Garofalo, and Margaret Cho. 10. I was named after my illegitimate grandfather.
I have laughed so hard this evening, saw the screening of Whoopi Goldberg Moms Mabley. What a amazing woman she was. Interviews with Bill Cosby, Anne Meara,Geo Schlatter, Harry Belafonte among others, and clips from her performances made for great entertainment. Will premier on HBO Monday Nov 19th. Be sure to tune in. Those HBO folks sure know how to put on a party, they had a reception after the viewing...open bar...did I say open bar? and a wonderful assortment of tasty delights. Myra J (TJMS) was present and spoke a few words. Next screening was Steve Harvey"Grand Finale" this is to be his final stand up performance. I was falling out of the seat laughing. This was his best ever. Bronze Lens Film Festival.On Sunday they will have 2 screenings sponsored by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. I will be there as well. The grand Finale will be Best Man Holiday on Sunday evening... I am clutching the passes in my hot little hands...even as we speak. Loving life right about now.
At Sylvia's eating with the likes of Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Stiller, Andre Holland for Whoopi Goldberg's afterparty for HBO doc Moms Mabley
Jackie Moms Mabley-ALL COMICS should know her-ESPECIALLY women comics and ESPECIALLY (SQUARED) if your face is brown!
Whoopi Goldberg’s documentary on late comedian Moms Mabley can now say what was kept silent when she was doing her pioneering work — that Moms was a ***
My chat w/ Ana Gasteyer was bumped to 5:30. Time to start prepping for a quick phoner w/ Whoopi Goldberg at 3:20 about her Moms Mabley doc.
What bothers me about a lot of young black people as well as people who are not black but feel like they have a VIP membership to the club because they have a black boyfriend or got knocked up with a black child is that they are not even educated in their own culture but they front like they are. They listen to awful regurgitated hip hop by artists like Lil Wayne and Drake, but know nothing of the words of Nikki Giovanni. They watch Tyler Perry movies, but have never heard of Moms Mabley of who the humor was stolen from. They vote for Barack Obama simply because they want a black president, but they have no idea of the endless legislation passed by Lyndon Johnson for civil rights in the 60's. I'm just saying, know what it's about before you try to act black and proud...
blog piece about Moms Mabley. I remember watching her on the Merv Griffin show in the '6os.
THE HAPPY SAD, INTERIOR LEATHER BAR and the Moms Mabley doc are must sees at Reeling. And LUDWIG II sounds like a Derek Jarman movie, so yes
lol awww thanks...its a combination of Mad Dog 20/2o Redd Foxx and Moms Mabley!! Lol blaming them on the behavior.
Let's imagine worse Batmen: Joel Rifkin, Moms Mabley, all Arquettes merged into one being, a headless pygmy puppeted with marionette strings
I have now been called Moms Mabley 8 times in the past 72 hours. I will take this as a compliment.
Don't forget Bill Cosby...bet y'all don't know bout Moms Mabley
Hitler was also a fan of perms and Moms Mabley.
*** Van *** survived his Jaguar burning to a crisp today, making it the hottest black thing he's pulled out of since Moms Mabley.
Moms Mabley got somethin' to tell you! Photobombed by Nina Simone! @ Som Records
Pelosi is looking like a white Moms Mabley except I liked Moms, she had a brain & didn't do Botox!. Sorry Kids, you'll have to Google her.
I'm listening to The Funniest Woman In The World by Moms Mabley on Pandora
TYLER. THIS IS GOD¡ Sicke im moms mabley wit a gotdam weave on.now jump out dem pants go the *** on & git Ma to the dam DEA. I NEED
Im like Moms Mabley *Im gonna get a pair of pliers and fix her voice*...whew... I cant Jesus. *turns away*
Moms Mabley, Big Mama Thornton and other black artists whose art was jacked by white artists
Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put any in the pot, there won't be any to take out. Moms Mabley
Just saw "The Particle Board Nightstand," starring Larry Storch and Moms Mabley, based on the life of Sylvia Plath. Directed by Cassavetes?
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got." (Jackie "Moms" Mabley)
Yeah made me laugh. Like whn Moms Mabley in 60's said the Chinese name their kids from sounds by dropping silverware on floor.
Tamika Campbell invites you to join her in an enactment of the women that inspired her, that form the woman and the performer she aspires to be. ''The Dream Ticket'' is a cabaret where Ms. Campbell brings the songs and personalities of some of history's most fabulous and influential women to life. She will portray the classy yet sassy Pearl Bailey, bring to life the wisdom of Moms Mabley, wow you as the outspoken Eartha Kitt and keep it real as the beloved Whoopi Goldberg. A show that will make you laugh, tug at the heart strings, accompanied by music that you can not only hear, but feel, this show is not to be missed.
jump blues on the radio - Moms Mabley and Pearl Bailey - Saturday Night Fish Fry. now that's col.
How many y'all FB dinosaurs remember Moms Mabley?
"He was so ugly he had to sneak up on a glass to get a drink of water?" ~Moms Mabley (1894-1975)
Time to come down from the celluloid high that is the Provincetown International Film Festival - 16 movies, 4 breakfast seminars, several parties, lots of great meals and so many terrific people! Managed to see the new Almodovar, the upcoming release LOVELACE, solid documentaries about Moms Mabley, Gore Vidal, and Divine, and so much more. Met several of the directors, and had a chance for a brief conversation with Brian DePalma. And a big shout out to the volunteers and staff who pull of this 5-day gem - especially Gabby Hanna!
I so miss Robin Harris and his jokes. That man was funny. Every time we do a road trip I'd make sure I take his Bey-Bey's Kids along with Red Fox, Richard Pryor, Rudy Ray and Moms Mabley for our listening pleasure. We don't die, we multiply!
I've gleaned great lessons from some of the dirtiest places taught by some of the nastiest cats. I believed we all have been given a particular amount of tolerance fit for our journey. So I won't knock you for being soft on a subject if you'll agree that I may be in a position I can handle. I thank the LORD for Moms Mabley, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Cheech n Chong, Louis CK, Bill Burr, Pee Wee Herman, Paul Mooney, Howard Stern, Joan Rivers, Harold n Kumar, Twinz of Twinz and Stephen Wright to name a few. Sense of humor is a fruit of the Spirit. I believe coarse joking and foul language is in the eye of the beholder. Whats for me may not be for my wife and kids. Don't make none better than the other just different. VIVA LA DIFFERONCE
BIG FISH PRODUCTIONS/James Prez Carter: seeing actors for new play: I GOT THE LAST LAUGH (Inspired by the Life and Times of Jackie “Moms” Mabley). Audition: Monday, June 3rd,2013 5-8 PM, (possible callback between 8-9 PM the same evening). 260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor. 36th Street Studios in Studio AFemale: plays Moms Mabley as stand-up comic from age 50-80. Must have familiarity with comic style and delivery of Moms Mabley. Some singing. Caucasian Male: experienced journalist interviewing Moms in her last days for biography. Approximate age, 27-37; serious, sensitive, astute. AEA and non-union actors.(This is a paying job) Rehearsals begin in July will run weekends Fri,Sat (2 shows),Sun, 2013 Bring pic and resume, or email to jcarter891 Audition reading from script.sing a ballad/uptempo(show the best first verse to 1st hook) /also light movements -staging by Ted Louis Levy Director: Mikell Pinkney
Just saw doc about first female comedian Moms Mabley. Amazing, hysterical, touching. A must see !!
Moms Mabley: "You only supposed to speak good of the dead. He dead. Good."
loved your interpretation of Moms Mabley! My mom still quotes one of her favorite sayings!Love you shining light on her life
Another great story coming out of Whoopi Goldberg Talks Moms Mabley, Female Comedians
Looks like some great films are premiering at Tribeca this week. Looks like HBO scooped that Moms Mabley doc.
“Moms Mabley has been a huge inspiration to me and so many others..." (via
Thank U for the tribute to Moms Mabley, the walking joke made me recall my grandma playing Moms "records" & LOL!
Chatted with Whoopi Goldberg about her Moms Mabley doc at
I love Whoopi Goldberg. She's directed her first feature, a documentary on Moms Mabley. Excited I can see it on...
I want to hangout with I love her & the fact that she's made a movie about Moms Mabley. Woohoo,
Congrats to for her film on Pioneer Comedian "Moms Mabley"! Now showing at the TBFF in NY. Picked up by
I remember Moms Mabley from her records. My family played them, she was raunchy & true! Thanks for sharing her!!!
Moms Mabley used to be on the Merv Griffin show all the time, I remember watching her in the 60's she was great!
I was so happy to great you talk about Moms Mabley ppl forgot what a great comedian she was I still have 1 of her records
I remember Moms Mabley on TV when I was a kid...I liked her alot.
Thanks for dropping serious black history knowledge on Moms Mabley & Richie Havens this AM
kudos on maintaining the legacy of Moms Mabley. I'm a grown comedian and I remember being inspired by her clips as a kid.
on your film! Grew up listening to her albums, love Moms Mabley!
Forgot about movie abt Moms Mabley. So glad it's going to be on so a new generation will be introduced to her.
Can't wait to see that Doc from Whoopi about Moms Mabley. That woman was raw, LOL.
Go see "I Got Somethin' to Tell You" documentary film about Moms Mabley. Just amazing film making. It will be on
Advice to children crossing the street: *** the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody. ~Moms Mabley
If you don't know Moms Mabley, you don't know about American, Black, women's history in comedy. Big ups to Whoopi...
Tribeca Film Festival Q&A: Whoopi Goldberg: Whoopi Goldberg talks about her documentary on Moms Mabley, "I Got...
HBO has secured Whoopi Goldberg documentary "Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You" and it will premiere at the...
Enjoyed & all who paid tribute in Whoopi's new doc of Jackie Moms Mabley. Well done!
How did Whoopi fund her doc on Jackie "Moms" Mabley?! Crowdsourcing via Kickstarter where she + her team raised $...
thank you for introducing this little black girl here to Moms Mabley. Her legacy gives me more to aspire to!
"The most fascinating to me was Sidney Poitier." - Whoopi on Poitier's memory of Moms Mabley
Finally some light on the great trailblazers- Butter Beans + Susie, Pigmeat, Moms Mabley, etc "I Git Something to Tell You"
"She was the first and only... this was a black woman rolling around America, telling jokes." - Whoopi on Moms Mabley
"It was just time. Unless someone is talking about you, you're dead." - Whoopi on the lost legacy of Moms Mabley
"Why is there no Moms Mabley award for comedy?" - Whoopi Goldberg on "I Got Somethin' to Tell You" at
HBO has Rights to Doc. 'Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You'. Jackie "Moms" Mabley ...One of the best comediennes ever.
Just finished a BOUNTIFUL green salad filled with salmon & quinoa,now racing back to movies to see the Moms Mabley doc & Whoopi Goldberg Q&A
HBO Picks Up Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin’ To Tell You: HBO has acquired the TV and home video rights to Mom...
Love Moms Mabley! Iconic and hilarious, looking forward to the doc now!
I'm also excited to see the Moms Mabley documentary which my produced! Moms Mabley was an ICONIC comedian, GOOGLE!
Tommy's mom reminds me of Moms Mabley! She is hilarious! Take her on the road with you Tommy!!!
Thanks for a great film & information about Jackie 'Moms' Mabley!
Much love and respect for and appreciation of her directorial debut on Docu on Moms Mabley.
Lucille Ball,Tracey Ulman, Moms Mabley, Rosanne, Phyllis Diller, Andrea Martin,Sarah Silverman, Gilda Radner,Amy Poehler,Lilly Tomlin, Viga Selak, Tina Fey and to all the other women who refuse to be second banana to anyone. Happy International Woman's day!!!
Whoopi Goldberg has a documentary about Comedienne Moms Mabley that will be featured at Tribeca Film Festival in...
Many of the things we allow our children to view and listen to reinforces this message. If you are over 40, can you remember a Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, or even a Richard Pryor adult joke? Hint: Your parents didn't allow you to listen.
How come nobody told me that Whoopi Goldberg was making a Moms Mabley doc!!?? Cannot wait
Some of these films sound interesting some interesting documentaries with a wide variety off interests from a documentary on actress Elaine Strich to a film directed by Whoopi Goldberg on Moms Mabley, even Grumpy Cat, keyboard cat and other "superstar cats" have a documentary out. A documentary on Madoff's secretary sounds intriguing. Independent feature films coming out, directors established and new comers. Mira Nair,Neil Jordan (Monsoon Wedding, The Crying Game...etc.) actors Paul Rudd, Thomas Haden Church and Sam Rockwell appear in several different indies and actresses too. Sometimes I wish I was in NY!
You left out Moms Mabley, who has the same jaw line as Elaine Strich
and you are the Moms Mabley of girl reporters.
Hugo Chavez is dead. It is said that one should not say anything about the dead unless it is good. As Moms Mabley would say.."He's dead. Good!"
Keith Olbermann Fan Page shared US Uncut's photo. - "I can see why republicans didn't like this man. He was onto them. That country will be in turm(oil) now, more so than ever. It has LOTS of oil. And we know what that means."
As Moms Mabley once said: If you can't say something good about the dead , say nothing ! He's dead. Good !
"They say you shouldn't say nothin' about the dead unless it's good. He's dead. Good!" ~Moms Mabley.
Breaking News: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died at age 58, according to Vice President Nicolas Maduro. Watch AC360 at 8 and 10 p.m. ET tonight for the full story.
In the last couple of weeks, I've had some eye-opening exchanges with some of my more "progressive" brothers and sisters on the topics of white supremacy, race, and their offspring, poverty. Which led me to think about a segment that Tom Joyner use to have on his morning show. I think it was called, "Ask D. Whitman," shorthand for (ask the white man). Although the segment purposefully made light of a very serious and widespread psychological dilemma within our community, it did serve as an effective firewall against the criticism of the growing number of black folks who don't want to hear anything about racism and/or white supremacy in this "post racial" environment. Today, it seems more and more, If someone black even raises the issues of white supremacy and/or racism their motives are challenged or they're accused of being angry or a perpetual "victim." To be clear, i have no intentions of ceasing to add my opinions to the mix. I'm Daisy Snipes' son so that's just not going to happen. But I think from n ...
so my moms Mabley got her drivers license back!! Woohoo moms!
The pain behind the laughter of Moms Mabley
Who is the funniest Moms Mabley or George Wallace?
I just wish I could see more female comedians like the old days ya know? Phyllis Diller, moms mabley.
One of the funniest women in comedy. Long before there was a Mo'Nique, or any other sista with laughs, there was Moms Mabley.
fools sleep on moms Mabley she was a fool my mom put me on to her as a child was her favorite!!
It is our duty to implement the divine plan for mortal survival. Simply do the right thing, that which works for the highest good for all concerned. "Convert all money used for evil to good uses." "March on until victory is won!" *** National Anthem "here to kingdom come and 5 miles past that..." Moms Mabley
Progressive Liberal Democrat Leadership demonstrating the detailed depth of their Knowledge.
similarly Moms Mabley wasn't some old woman. that was a character that allowed her to address white audiences straight on.
*drops Moms Mabley LP in front of pretty girl* Oh my how did this get he... What do you mean you don't know who that is? Goddamit
JACK AND JILL: as told by the great comedienne Moms Mabley... "Jack and Jill went up the hill, they both had a buck and a quarter; when Jill came down, she had two fifty; Jack wasn't looking for no water!"
Here's a sneak peek at the Moms project:
Felix just mentioned baseball cards.Forget them, I don't know if I had classics. I'm saying I wish I still had Red Foxx,Beatles,Bill Cosby,Moms Mabley,etc on vinyl! It was all in the house at some point and nobody admits they threw it away. Nobody told me there would be eBay! So much for Nostradamus.
Ok I been eye raped at walmart by a 60 yrs old ... Not cool
And what has she got that I didn't use to have... And wait until I get it again? (Jackie Moms Mabley on the Queen of England)
I totally understand that people are offended by some jokes. And I am not insensitive to them. It makes my stomach turn when I hear someone say that something is "retarded." It just makes me cringe. I know that people who use that term, in most cases, do not hate mentally challenged people. That their intentions are not despicable. And, despite the way I feel about the use of the word, I believe that these people have every right to say what they are saying. It is their freedom. And art doesn't need to be censored. These people don't owe me anything. And shouldn't expect or look for my approval. It makes me laugh that people use the term "vegetable" as a term for someone who has lost their mental capabilities. It doesn't make sense.most vegetables make people sharper and more astute. It's just a lack of a good education that has led to that term being used in that situation. They're just words, really. Again, it's the intention behind the words that really tell the tale.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...
Old moms mabley tape the same time I heard foxx. She mightve been the funniest woman ever.
Printer-friendly versionPDF versionAverage: 5(2 votes) Mabley, Jackie (Moms)by James D. Gillespie 1898–23 May 1975(1898–23 May 1975), comedienne and actress, was born Loretta Mary Aiken in Brevard, the daughter of "Uncle" Jim and Mary Aiken. Known as an "overbearing, dogmatic, infuriating and sweet"...
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I remember the comedian Jackie Moms Mabley. She said, "Parents are always telling their children to watch the traffic lights before they cross the street. They should be telling their kids to watch those dam cars! Those lights ain't never hit/ran over no kids!" lol
God, that was a thing of Beauty.. Ms. Mabley at her mostly uninhibited best, Kris at his most gracious, and to top it off, Gladys, the most sweet of them all.
Im sorry Mr Bojangles man for callin u Ma'am at the drive thru thingy...but u sounded like Moms Mabley...lol I love Moms Mabley...lol
I am Vincent’s mother, and from the first minute I laid eyes on him, I loved him. He may not have been perfect, but he was always perfect to me. I’m not saying he never did wrong, because he did…but kids are supposed to, and as parents we do our best to guide them and teach them how to do right. I always did my best, and as far as I’m concerned, I did a damned fine job. V was a funny, warm, caring guy who gave great hugs and always had a smile ready. He was learning the value of hard work, how to be a good man, and how important being a good role model for his brothers was. They worshiped him, I loved him and was always glad of his company and his help with his brothers. We miss him. Today the court system is going to tell us that Vincent’s life is worth less than one year of the life of the man who killed him. Less than one year for each of the four boys killed is what he’ll be sentenced to. We all know that he won’t even serve that much time. Our boys lives’ will be worth a few w ...
ok question for everyone...does anyone remember a comedian from upstate ny..by name of MOMS MABLEY..?
"If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you always got"-Moms Mabley
The good old days. I was there. Where was they? - Jackie "Moms" Mabley
"Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move." ---Jackie "Moms" Mabley
i'm half indian. i got good hair. i let the beauty parlor take care of the other half.MABLEY
Why is it, we seldom remember our dreams? I'm sure I must have interesting, adventurous dreams, but I don't remember dreaming them.
Watching an episode of the old Flip Wilson Show, with David Frost as a guest. Smart, funny, well-crafted sketch comedy.
Interesting day at the "Infusion Center" trying to unravel a FUBAR situation over a 4-hr. period with my fanny pack pump & bag deal I wear around for 48-hrs. after sitting for six every two weeks getting "infused" as part of my treatment. The center within the hospital complex consists of nine Barcalounger-type chairs and is run by four very active and dedicated nurses administering chemotherapy treatments. While I waited and waited to get this unscheduled (as they all are) problem resolved, I looked around the room and became aware of what a melting pot our country truly has become. My fellow patients consisted of four black folks (one of whom was channeling Moms Mabley and another Russell Simmons), a Sikh fella, another white geezer (like me, presumably), and Larry the Cable Guy (whose Prilosec didn't "git 'er dun," presumably). Anyway, the four nurses were going like crazy, literally non-stop, and if I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times: Hats off to the nursing profession and the dedicated ( ...
Touchy subjects are no problem for Louis C.K.
In the movie, Amazing Grace (1974), Grace (Moms Mabley) moves in on her drunk and belligerent neighbor, Creola (Rosalind Cash) and tells her the truth about her campaigning husband.
The name Moms Mabley may not ring a bell to those of you under 50, but for those of us 50 and above, just the mention of her name brings a smile! Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975) was an American standup comedian and a pioneer of the so-called "Chitlin' Circuit" of African-American vaudeville. Mabley was born in Brevard, North Carolina. Although she always claimed a birthdate of 1894 and that she was one of a family of twenty children, the 1900 Federal Census shows "Loretter Aiken" in Brevard was born in March 1897 and was the youngest of four (out of five) surviving children of James P. and Mary Aiken. Her father owned and operated several businesses, while her mother kept house and took in boarders. Her father died in an accident when Loretta was eleven. In 1910, her mother took over their primary business, a general store. James Aiken's father, Henry Aiken, was part white. His mother, Bettie, was able to read and write in the 1870 census, five years after t ...
It's Black History Month on PBS. I hope they have some shows about the early entertainers like Cab Calloway and Al Jolsen and Moms Mabley. My favorites for sure.
Playing a game at dinner and asked who would you like for celebrity Grand Parents.Elizabeth said Morgan Freeman and Diane Von Furstenburg.Judy picked Julia Child and Bob Newhart...I chose Charlie Weaver and Moms Mabley...You?
Folks I really think we should all be watching the outstanding PBS series "Pioneers of Television". I have watched several and just watched one called "Funny Ladies". Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Moms Mabley, and Marlo Thomas among others. Excellent series. If you are younger than say around 40 or 45 you might have to google some of these names.
I love the great recording by Bonnie Raitt & Moms Mabley of "Don't Advertise Your Man." But I can't help it. My hubby is giving me such a wonderful birthday present. He took me dancing last night and is going to a touchy-feely workshop with me today. I'm VERY happy. (Guys, pay attention. I have actually been unhappy at receiving diamonds before. This is WAY better.)
My visit to the Comedy Store last night made me think about getting my stand-up comedy act together. I have seventy years worth of jokes. Problem is, I can't remember which one's are original and which ones I got from Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor or Bernie Mack.
you can take it back to Moms Mabley
You'd have to have a sign post along the way with Nipsey Russell, Martin Lawrence, Moms Mabley, and Sammy Davis, Jr. on them.
NW on with Moms Mabley and other greats. This theme of activating the youth vote reminds me of the Obama campaign.
Watching moms mabley and doing homework lol
Watching this old *** movie called Moms Mabley 😂😂 this lady crazy asf she act just like my grandma !!
Listen I just watched a movie frm the 70's with first african american female comedienne, Moms Mabley
Watching Flip Wilson & Moms Mabley... You youngins have the slightest idea!
Moms Mabley was like 96 years old in 1974 lol
You're a bunch of hockey pucks. I was just saying so to my dear friend Moms Mabley.
Moms Mabley have made a similar joke once. Only hers was much funnier.
In the words of Moms Mabley to Flip Wilson. If ya got it flaunt it
Just wrote a paper about women in comedy that started by discussing Moms Mabley, included Gilda Radner and ended with
On Thanksgiving, many Americans pretend that our Country is better than it is, and that We are better than we are. For some, it's a very good Country, but others know, painfully and sometimes tragically, that the promise of "Liberty and Justice for All" is a sham. Even with unconstiutional abridgments of Free Speech, we can be thankful for the satirists, the cynics, the social and political commentators. Without them, even as awful as America too often is, things could be a lot worse, and would be a lot worse. So, thank you, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Will Rogers, Oscar Levant, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Jean Shepherd, Moms Mabley, Redd Foxx, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, *** Gregory, Mort Sahl, The Smothers Brothers, Phil Hendrie, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and the guys who used to be Jay Leno and Chevy Chase. And, even you, Rush Limbaugh: Thanks for being OUR Big Fat *** Thank you, S. J. Perelman, Terry Southern, Stanley Kubrick, Joseph Heller, Gore Vidal, Ring Lardner, Jr., Robert . ...
Loading up my iPod for tomorrow's plane ride -- Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Ian Hunter, Moms Mabley, Bob Newhart, and Alabama Shakes. Should be more than enough.
Diane and the Ravenettes, has produced recordings while working with many of the great performers both past and presents such as, George Benson, Billy Stewart, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, The Dells, The Drifters, Jackie Wilson, and Moms Mabley.
Highlight of my morning: Gilbert Gottfried on the Howard Stern show imitating Moms Mabley as a guest on the Merv Griffin show. Priceless!!! For those of you too young to understand this reference...too bad!
The next Planet Radio Undercover show will feature a diverse group of artists such as Black Sabbath, Pet Shop Boys, Santana, Moms Mabley and Pat Travers covering Crow, Sweet, Bob Marley, Black Sabbath and Donald Fagen + much more. Sunday at 8p Central in the US and the replay Monday morning at 8.
Moms Mabley, my great Aunt, n Funny Lady back in the day Loved the Young Men! maybe that were I got it from lol
Moms Mabley in a well produced film from the 70's with a powerful message that is still relevant today. Be Proud of who you are and take control of your comm...
Here is a complete show starring Moms Mabley
Anybody who loves Moms Mabley can't be all bad!
"If you do what you always did. You gonna always git what you got." Moms Mabley Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere .
Running thru the channels and find reruns from Flip Wilson show with Moms Mabley. Air date was 42 years ago. *** I'm old LOL.
Here's another one of Moms classics.
I would like [my readers] to better understand human beings and human life as a result of having read [my] stories. I'd like them to feel that this was an experience that made things better for them and an experience that gave them hope. I think that the kind of things that we talk about at this conference -- fantasy very much so, science fiction, and even horror -- the message that we're sending is the reverse of the message sent by what is called "realistic fiction." (I happen to think that realistic fiction is not, in fact, realistic, but that's a side issue.) And what we are saying is that it doesn't have to be like this: things can be different. Our society can be changed. Maybe it's worse, maybe it's better. Maybe it's a higher civilization, maybe it's a barbaric civilization. But it doesn't have to be the way it is now. Things can change. And we're also saying things can change for you in your life. Look at the difference between Severian the apprentice and Severian the Autarch [in The Book of the ...
I know her she was a stand up comic from the day Moms Mabley!!! one of the first black woman comic! and she was funny!
Classic Melba Moore and Clifton Davis www.melbamoore.com
Another great clip from the film Amazing Grace. You MUST sit and watch this film with your family. Especially if you know what the 70's were all about.
got me listenin 2 ol skool Eddie Murphy & Moms Mabley vinyl, got me lmao
A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can. -- Moms Mabley
Boarding House Blues: B/W. Tenants of a Harlem boarding house put on a show to save their home.
Awards shows will never be like this again, and that's a *** shame. / Moms Mabley Kris Kristofferson presenting award
I loved Moms Mabley. Here is an extremely rare interview.
I was just listening to Moms Mabley on you tube, and had to stop and share this thought. for all you youngsters out there, Moms Mabley is the first black female stand-up comedian. Look her up she is funny. She taught me a saying when I was just a young girl that I use to this very day and that is: A old man can't do nothing for me, but show me where a young one went. I love you Moms Mabley, keeping your memory alive.
My husband was on his death bed...he says to me."Honey I've been a terrible husband...I cheated with the neighbor...I lied to you...and I stole money from you...I says to him I know.that's why I poisoned your behind.Moms Mabley
Being a Renaissance Man, theres not too much of one thing that I collect and if I do collect something its definitely something that most people consider trash, weird, odd, funky, etc. Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor wreck-ids/movies are definitely among those things. Next to acquire are "This *** Crazy" "Bill Cosby...Right!". If you ever see any comedian greats i.e. Red Fox, George Carlin, Moms Mabley, Paul Mooney, Eddie Murphy, Flip Wilson, let a *** know! Vinyl, VHS, and/or tape are preferred but dvds are cool too. The older the better...
Did you know the first concert ever at Yankee Stadium was a soul concert? The Isley Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner & Moms Mabley.
Speaking of funny ladies, who remembers Totie Fields or Moms Mabley? Everyone always thinks Lucy, and I love Lucy, but these were ladies who were on Merv Griffin's show...I thought they were hilarious.
Watching the Bill Cosby show and this Moms Mabley lady is killin me...so flipping funny.She said I told him he snored so loud it rattled my teeth and her husband said well you should keep them farther from the bed.hilariousness!
Leo Alexander said, "Talk about a trailblazing legend, Phyllis Diller paved the way for Joan Rivers, Rosanne Barr and all the other ladies of comedy. She was ol' skool with an attitude...the white version of the black community's Moms Mabley. Phyllis Diller dead at 95, we all loved your sense of humor.. *** this broad was funny! RIP PD -- job well done;-)"
Goodbye Phyllis - what fun we had that night at Richard Jeni's Bday roast. You and I hung out and you told me many stories about the days of Bob Hope and Ed Sullivan and road gigs in the fifties and sixties. What a ground breaking, trail blazing lady in the toughest male dominated business. Say hi to Richard for me and give Bob Hope a kiss. Say hi to Johnny Carson and Ed Sullivan and Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx and George Carlin and Richard Pryor and Milton Berle and have Tony Scott direct you all in a movie cause we sure as *** need a good one down here!
Unless you want to count Minnie Pearl & Moms Mabley, and I. Can't.
Can't reflect on the greatness of Moms Mabley without also remembering the legendary actress Clarice Taylor who...
listened to Moms Mabley today. Many have no idea who she was nevertheless she elaborated on some very key points. From birth parents intentionally lie to their children we aren't necessarily aware of it but we do. Case in point; Fairy tales and nursery rhymes they are a lies but this cycle of little white lies has become deeply ingrained within us, we thoughtlessly, while often displaying clown faces as we saturate our children with the untruth. But then we as parents have the audacity to become highly irritated when we discover our children have lied to us. Have we been fooled into believing it takes a lie to get our babies to smile. What would happen if we told our children the truth, even before birth?. Hhhm
Despite some criticism of her use of the online crowd-funding website to raise funds for her Moms Mabley documentary (especially in light of what I referred to in a previous post as "Kickstarter Fatigue"), Whoopi Goldberg has reached her campaign goal; she actually surpassed it, raising over $7...
Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Lenny Bruce, Moms Mabley, Amos and Andy, Bill Cosby, Sam Kinison, and now cats like Mike epps, Kevin Hart
If you love like I do, take a look at her kickstarter for a film she wants to make on Moms Mabley
I can now fullfill my lifetime dream...perfect impersonations of Walter Brennan and Moms Mabley!
Deep-pocketed Whoopi Goldberg begs money for documentary on Moms Mabley, Brevard native | Ashvegas
think more like Moms Mabley, Tina Turner, Anne Lamott and Molly Ivins;) past and present
Amazing Grace Trailer - Grace (Moms Mabley), an elderly African-American woman, stands up against corrupt politicians trying to steal money from her neighbor...
Whoopi Goldberg makes her directorial debut and EPs “I Got Somethin’ To Tell You” a doc on the American stand-up comedian Moms Mabley.
Whoopi Goldberg has been talking about making a documentary feature on the life of pioneering comedian Moms Mabley for at least 2 years now, and it looks like she's in the tail-end of the production phase (I didn't even know that she'd begun), interestingly taking to the web to raise funds to c...
This is an excerpt from a hilarious interview with Woody Allen the day of the release of his film "Take The Money And Run." Classic Woody and Moms Mabley add...
Moms Mabley was incredible - I loved her - she used to be on The Merv Griffin Show. You did a gr8 voice impression of her!
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