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Moms Mabley

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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Watching the Moms Mabley doc to celebrate 💖
At any lull in any broadcast, you must cue Gilbert to sing Mandy as moms mabley. Phenomenal.
80% of my music streaming has gradually become really old black comedy albums...LaWanda Page, Moms Mabley, Pigmeat Markham, Rudy Ray Moore..
Mentioned in MiniEpcomedienne Moms Mabley's Top 40 song in 1969 at the age of 75, "Abraham, Martin and John".
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What do Alan Arkin, Don Johnson & Moms Mabley have in common?. Find out here in this week's MiniEp,
Just reference him as Chuck the Schmuck Schumer. His counterpart as Shakes Pelosi, Moms Mabley Max…
Who r the 2 black thugs with Moms Mabley Waters?She is such a bitter mean troll.Hope all African Americans…
She's just a younger version of Maxine Waters. AKA Moms Mabley!
I guess Maxine "a.k.a. Moms Mabley" Waters, is the NEW spokesperson for the democrats…
God bless Moms Mabley. Great memories. . If you missed her, here's a chance to catch up...
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Checked out your profile. Moms Mabley!!! OMG, gotta get ur book. Saw HBO doc recently. LOVED HER.
Moms Mabley look a like. She must be Maxine Watters cousin. No ones touched her since stupid Ted Dan…
Moms Mabley: "You're only supposed to say good of the dead. He's dead. Good.".
I'm calling for Moms Mabley to recuse herself from this investigation
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Furthermore, google Moms Mabley U joke of a lawmaker
Moms Mabley, U R angry black women. Hateful, deceitful, dishonest, bipartisan. You and your progressive anarchists r a problem
. *** there goes my scrutiny of "moms Mabley" Maxine Waters!! Woman is so awful I couldn't do it…
You were right on the inept Maxine Waters, I call her Moms Mabley! She was a disgrace on the LA City Council and now.
R U talking about Moms Mabley. She is such a joke just like u. Both a disgrace to your race. Rap on Loons. 😜😜😜
Moms Mabley is a joke just like u Donna. Birds of a feather stick together. Two fake phony frauds. 😜😜😜
Moms Mabley's. forgotten daughter ... Just as Crazy though... Waters is so ugly . .,. she has to sneak . up on a glass…
I think she looks like "Moms Mabley" Is that offensive or just a comparison? It's Obvious that she wears a WIG.
I think Maxine Waters and Al Franken should go on the road. It would be the return of Moms Mabley and Mr Goober.
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. -Jackie "Moms" Mabley…
u trying to ward off evil. steer clear hypocrisy. or you're in a battle. as Moms Mabley said. "like trying to push a car. up a hill. with a rope"
When ur parents were old school w/the Red Foxx, Moms Mabley & Richard Pryor albums... that was good influence..
never cared for Moms Mabley. Crude humor
TODAY'S WRY GAL — Moms Mabley. . "The teenagers aren't all bad. I love 'em if nobody else does.…
Celebrating the life of Moms Mabley! Unapologetically funny. Stream "Amazing Grace" on now.
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Moms Mabley in the photo. If you don't know her, learn, listen. ❤💔❤
HBD to Jackie "Moms" Mabley, a pioneering African-American stand-up comic whose act touched on issues such as war, race and gen…
After watching a special about her recently, Moms Mabley
She kinda sounded like a Moms Mabley character
moms mabley at it again. cant the NAACP find her a suitable facility for long-term care?
I have Pryor, Fox, Moms Mabley and more. My inheritance from my dad.
Hey , thanks for introducing me to Moms Mabley. I wish I had known about her earlier.
Maxine Waters sounds like she is the love-child of Foster Brooks, and Moms Mabley.
Loretta Mary Aiken aka Moms Mabley was the first African American female cougar comedian.…
Not to be pedantic but I think the quote actually originated with Moms Mabley
Loretta Mary Aiken, known by her stage name Jackie "Moms" Mabley, was an American standup Wiki
Moms Mabley: "Everywhere I go they name me after Roy Rogers's horse." "Oh?" "yeah, they go "Hey, Trigger! Least I THINK so--"
Maybe they specifically meant Moms Mabley and forgot to capitalize.
She is the subject of the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley,” which explores her…
Loretta Mary Aiken better known as Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American comedian known for raunchy stand-up…
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List is Lame,Redd Foxx,Dl Hugley,Cedrick the entertainer,Moms Mabley Eddie Murphy should've easily made the top 10
The need to do a movie on this woman.She is a legend.
MOMS MABLEY: I GOT SOMETHIN' TO TELL YOU (2013): A complex look into one woman's transformation into pioneeri…
yesterday's was delayed due to computer issues BUT PLEASE READ ABOUT MOMS MABLEY. she was the first openly b…
At least everyone's giving Moms Mabley her due.
50 iconic Black trailblazers who represent every state in America North Carolina: Moms Mabley
Learned so much about in this documentary!
Loretta Mary Aiken, BKA "Moms Mabley". Arguably one of the most successful comedians of her time.
Hold up, "History of Comedy," you're beginning the ep on women comedians with a white woman from 1955, not Moms Mabley (or Mae West)?
I need to study Moms Mabley and learn more about her
I saw this clip yesterday and realized I had to include Moms Mabley. Loretta May Aiken ran away from home to join...
4. Moms Mabley - trailblazing comedienne + tv personality . April Ashley MBE - trans model + actress; one of first British…
Happy Black History Month! Today we're celebrating stand-up and vaudeville hero, Loretta Aiken aka Moms Mabley!
I was on NPR's Morning Edition talking about Moms Mabley, Jean Carroll, Minnie Pearl, Redd Foxx and Malcom X:
Was Moms's Mabley's the old lady who backtalked Red Foxx on Sanford and Son?
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Do you know about Moms Mabley? She was one of the most successful entertainers of the Black Vaudeville stage,...
I liked a video from Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley | Opening
Moms Mabley & LaWanda Page were the two pioneers of black women doing stand up. I still love them dearly. .
Killing it with The History of Comedy. Can't wait to get cover some Moms Mabley with
Bobby "Blue" Bland asks the musical question "Ain't That Lovin' You?" and jams with B.B. King in this 1964 set.
On the Shoulders of Giants: Moms Mabley. Celebrating the History of our Beautiful People
I've always heard of Moms Mabley but didn't know what I was missing until tonight. She was pure magic.
tonight's is doing women of comedy. Got Moms Mabley and Joan Rivers out of the way in the first 10 minutes
MOMS MABLEY no . jackie o audrey hepburn lee remick med sick but they basicaly poked around depressed over 70 not sexy nuff LIKE b4
Moms Mabley used to say " Say Somethin' Good About the dead. He's dead. That's good!"
" He was so ugly he hurt my feelings ". Moms Mabley live 1969
To paraphrase Moms Mabley: You shouldn't say nuthin 'bout the dead unless it's good...Castro is dead.GOOD!
like the Moms Mabley joke, if u can't say something good about the dead don't say anything at all. "He's dead, good"
I believe that was originally said by Moms Mabley.😊😂
OMG, ARETHA FRANKLIN she stinks, they should have gotten moms mabley at least it would have been funny too this is horrible
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fightin crime foxy brown cleopatra jones john shaft christie love... moms mabley lol . *whoopie ghost neckroll* MADEA lol
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Yes! I'm in here already shuffled like Moms Mabley 😂😂 I'm cooking everything on that list.
"Being married to an old man is like pushing a Cadillac up a hill...with a rope." . -Moms Mabley.
*** comic Sampson McCormick is hoping to navigate territory that Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx pioneered.…
Black *** comic Sampson McCormick is following in Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx footsteps
Ain't no lady comedian in the world like Moms Mabley. Letter From The President - YouTube
Not to mention she insists upon dressing like Moms Mabley
My entertainment attorney is the best in show business. Jay B. Ross has represented by James Brown, Ma Rainey, Moms Mabley and more 🌹🌹🌹
A day for me today- getting lost in Moms Mabley quotes "There ain’t nothin’ wrong with young people. Just quit lying to them.”
. Are you the *** child of Moms Mabley and Ernest Borgnine?
To gloss on Moms Mabley, you shouldn't say anything but good about the dead. is dead. Good.
"They say you shouldn't say nothin' about the dead unless it's good. He's dead. Good!" - Moms Mabley
Moms Mabley once said that we should only say good things about the dead. Phyllis Schafly is dead. Good.
An ex co-worker made shop coffee that he called "Moms Mabley style- old, black, and bitter".
If you dont know that a BLACK WOMAN moms mabley is the reason we have so many great comedians u better
jking lol like our fathers moms made the plans usualy moms mabley she' call all up UR COMIN TO THE LAKE
You might be surprised at how good Moms Mabley was. Alan Sherman usually performed standing up, in nightclubs.
Watching "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley" for some much needed laughter.
For those who remember Moms Mabley. We could use her now. "Abraham, Martin and John"
. would be this generation's Moms Mabley, Richard Pryor and/or Redd Foxx (telling the truth in that special way)
"Everybody crazy. Do you know if you see anybody actin' normal now days, they probably just not well". Moms Mabley
High on my list, was Moms Mabley, for being first, Alan King, for elegance, and Phyllis Diller for talent & tenacity.
Moms Mabley sa det med klass till skillnad mot Zara L. “A woman’s a woman until the day she dies, but a man’s only a man a…
Well, ok. Looks like he's *** bent to continue this. But he'd better put Redd Foxx on one. And Moms Mabley.
It's starmeggedon out there. Next, someone's gonna tell me Moms Mabley died, and then I'm going to have to stop reading the internet.
while they are at it, why don't they put Moms Mabley & Whoopi Goldberg on the back of the $1 Bill too, go ahead, make my day.
Why can't we all just agree to put Moms Mabley on the $20 bill? via
Should be Moms Mabley instead. MUCH more appropriate to the nation.
OK, that Bible move though 😂😂. 👊✊ Boom! Moms Mabley had them good jokes for when folks want to play. 😃
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Bernie Sanders set to up ante by slamming Hillary for alleged philosophical links to Betty Friedan, Jackie "Moms" Mabley.
.The best old folks joke was Moms Mabley's. "He was so old, he was older than his mother."
ah. Maybe not. I'm going to write in someone absurd. Moms Mabley. Paula Deen. Bill Clinton.
Moms Mabley, the original wise old black *** comedian: ‘Comedy ain’ pretty’ via
Then I married another one older than the last one. Ugly? He was so ugly it hurt my feelings. - Moms Mabley
Moms Mabley Watching the Storm out the Window... Looking a little concerned.
Wishing U the HAPPIEST of birthdays BTW loved your production of MOMS MABLEY, what a gift 4 you 2 bring her back to life!!!
If Moms Mabley puts a mask on, would you make love to her?
"Advice to children crossing the street: *** the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley
just watched Whoopi presents Moms Mabley and honestly I loved it. Truly remarkable talent!
"I was on my way down to Miami. I mean...They-ami." - Moms Mabley
Moms Mabley was making $10,000 a week in the early 50s & headlining shows at Carnegie Hall. That's a black female comedian. In the 50s.
Watched the "Moms Mabley" doc last night. She deserves TONS more acclaim. She's arguably the most underappreciated comedian of all time.
GREAT line from late comedian Moms Mabley: 'You should always say something good about the dead. He's dead. GOOD!"
Thank you Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley for bringing Moms back into our lives.
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Just watched a very inspiring documentary 'Presents Moms Mabley'. A great reminder that you are because others dared to be
The Moms Mabley documentary is on HBO right now, you guys… in case you haven’t seen it. Brilliantly put together.
I can not give high enough praise to the Moms Mabley doc on Rarely do I endorse anything. This is worth watching. Thx
Moms Mabley singing Abraham, Martin & John with a tear in her eye on Hugh Heffner's After Dark from…
Watching an amazing documentary on Jackie "Moms" Mabley. Abraham, Martin and John still gets tears outta me!!
Watching "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley" on HBO. This is excellence, man! Thank you
Loving 's documentary on moms Mabley
Moms Mabley AKA Loretta Mary Aiken was one funny woman!
Moms Mabley the only funny female comedian?
Right now watching a documentry on Moms Mabley and looking for an apartment and some work.
Shamas of the shul is a synagogue watchman. Not sure why Moms Mabley sang about it though
your imitation of Moms Mabley is the same as your imitation of Herve Villechaize.
My mom didn't but my grandparents did too. Also found Perry Como, and...Moms Mabley!
Somewhere out there Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Moms Mabley, Lenny Bruce, and *** Gregory r shaking heads at NBC
I love all of those so much but I'd add Jonathan Winters, Eddie Murphy, Diallo Riddle, Moms Mabley, David Brenner, Don Rickles
I nominate Moms Mabley or Totie Fields two pioneers in comedy. They'll make you laugh every time you pull out $10.
March 19, 1894 Loretta Mary Aiken (Jackie “Moms” Mabley), stand-up comedienne, was born in Brevard,
Now playing on I'll Take You There ♬ Moms Mabley - Abraham, Martin and John ♬
Let me take my aunt jemima moms mabley lookin *** to bed. The babies is tucked in.
Pudding leads to pops. Pops leads to moms. Moms leads to Mabley. Third Base.
Where is the Moms Mabley pic for she would put her fangs in that game.
Scientology only had one celebrity member, Moms Mabley.
Moms Mabley is way funnier than Kevin Hart. To me
After watching Bessie and the HBO documentary on Moms Mabley I am interested in reading about black sexuality between 1920-1950.
I mean Langston Hughes, Bessie Smith, Moms Mabley...and there were more. I find it so fascinating.
Today's Easy Thought of the Day comes from American comedian Jackie "Moms" Mabley: "Life is like a game of poker.
Moms Mabley (1894-1975), comedian on the Smothers Brothers and Ed Sullivan Show, performed in androgynous clothing and had girlfriends.
three or four precident setters, Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, Moms Mabley "n Red Fox. U stand on the square.
on 1894 Moms Mabley, American comedian and actress (d. 1975)
This Day in Black History: March 19, 1894. Comedienne and actor Moms Mabley was born. Loretta Mary Aiken, best...
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Pioneering comedian Jackie Moms Mabley was born on this day in 1894. Hear her at '64 Newport.
Moms Mabley - "Abraham, Martin & John" (Merv Griffin Show 1969): via Mom's born on this date in 1894
Far too few WNC folks even know who Moms Mabley was.. A shame. My pops had all those old party albums.. Redd Fox and Moms Mabley were my jam
Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born March 19, 1894, was a legendary and pioneering comedian and actress who broke down...
Remembering one of the greatest comedians ever: Ms.Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken, was an American...
Happy birthday Moms Mabley! receiver celebrates the comedienne
Moms Mabley went to NYC & was very successful on the Chitlin' Circuit, earning more than $10,000 a week.
Jackie "Moms" Mabley — Comedian known for her warm yet garish stand-up routines and hit albums. Born this day, 1894.
Moms Mabley would have celebrated her birthday today!
Whoopi Goldberg has done a film doc on pioneering African American comedian MOMS MABLEY (b. 18Mar1894)
Today is the 121th birthday of Legendary Jackie "Moms" Mabley. How many times do you laugh watching her video below?
Happy Birthday to born Moms Mabley! Born in in 1894. Performed at the Apollo, on TV, in films, & more!
Black Pride remembers Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the legendary standup comedian on her birthday. She was a veteran of...
Happy birthday to pioneering comedian Moms Mabley (1894-1975), born on this day in Brevard
Jackie "Moms" Mabley was born in Brevard, North Carolina in the 1890s, and went on to establish a ca
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My casting for an all-female Ghostbusters would be:. . Gillian Anderson (because X-Files). Betty White. Hologram Moms Mabley.
There is nothing you can do to me ' old man who brought the message of a young man. -Application of Moms Mabley
"Hey honey, make me look like Lena Horne if you possibly can, up there mister light man." . Moms Mabley
How do you do, Mr. Fixell? Thanks for the follow! Question: have you ever heard of the late Jackie "Moms" Mabley?
convinced the world needs a biopic of Moms Mabley or probably the Chitlin Circuit as a movement
watching documentary on Moms Mabley. It's late so hope to get through all otherwise Mon.
MOMS MABLEY!My mom would send us out to play so she could listen to her records. LOL Found my mom's family is related to her.
I think I am starting to see the reason Moms Mabley didn't want anything to do with an old man except hold him for the police! LOL!!!
Mommy didn't allow us to watch 'Peyton Place' & 'The Fugitive'. Couldn't listen to Moms Mabley/Redd Foxx/Richard Pryor
Old timers raised me on moms Mabley, Pryor & etc. Legendary right here. you see this?
Moms Mabley will totally have his number.
ur grandma reminds me so much of Moms Mabley, very funny. I love my people for being who they are.
Killer Diller (1948) with Moms Mabley, Nat King Cole Trio, The Clark Brothers, and more featured in this film.
Moms Mabley/Claudia's BLACK grandma has that chicken/cake/punch in mouth patois.
Claudia's grandma should be cast in the Lifetime biopic about Moms Mabley.;)
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Moms Mabley/Claudia’s Black Grandma might be a good addition to Mama Joyce/Aunt Bertha’them.
no disrespect but Claudia's grandma looks just like Moms Mabley!
Jello Puddin and the Blaxploits. Episode pretty much predicted the future and paid tribute to Moms Mabley
Just watched Whoop's Moms Mabley tribute; what a great woman!! Her rendition of "Abraham Martin and John" is the most touching!
I SOUND like moms mabley on roids i dunno sometimes im in the zone lol
. They can't quote Moms Mabley today , the tooth replacement clinics put a stop to that. Funny lady.
The bill cosby stuff is getting ridiculous...just heard Moms Mabley came back from the dead to tell her cosby story. # ridiculous
NOW WE CAN ALL regret seeing just as Abraham Lincoln, Uncle Sam, apple pie, and Moms Mabley intended.
Something we should all agree on ... MOMs Mabley is funny! Let get together people ... Our enemies…
"Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put any in the pot, there won't be any to take out." - Jackie "Moms" Mabley
Moms Mabley wants her hat back from Cynthia
Performer starts us off with the voice of Moms Mabley
Jackie Moms Mabley at The Playboy Club & Breaks Up the Network: via
Mystery of Moms Mabley unraveled in this episode of History @ work. Moms at the myth (Part 2) via
& Whitney Strub show how historians work: debunking the myth of Moms Mabley's lost album
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Yeah that entire bibliography in wiki for Mort Sahl's entry is disreputable. It's *Redd Foxx and *Moms Mabley is capitalized.
wiki is not a good source. Red fox, moms mabley, Bruce, etc were all plying their trade before sahl
Recalls the Moms Mabley joke, "My husband was so old. He was older than his mother".
How come I cannot find the Documentary on Jackie Moms Mabley? I want to show it to my students.
Comedy School 101: Whoopi's doc on comic genius Moms Mabley now showing on HBO:
I realized this weekend that having sum thigh-thickness is cool.. I just want mine a lil less Moms Mabley, and lot more like Yonce'.. 😙
Watching Moms Mabley and loving her. I feel like kissing those cheeks, that sweet face. Funny girl.
My hats off to for bringing Moms Mabley back to life.what a wonderful presentation of a true comedian.
Good Old Days - Moms Mabley: an icon of comedic epic proportion rights life # talent
watching Moms Mabley. I grew up watching her. So glad you did this.
"My set tonight is dedicated to the magic and spirit of Moms Mabley. Whoppi Goldberg's documentary about her life...
Loved Moms Mabley. I guarantee Moms Mabley wouldn't put up with the climate nonsense of these guys. She had real life 2 deal with
I like Pearl Bailey, Mae West, Elaine Stritch, Joan Rivers, Moms Mabley, I like BAWDY (the traditional definition) women!
"The good ole days. I was there... Where was they?" - Jackie "Moms" Mabley
Moms Mabley (1894-1975)... Television, stand up, and film...
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Moms Mabley is from Brevard, NC but I know I told y'all that before.
People who keep saying Joan Rivers should be respected because she opened up all the doors for women in comedy must've for…
i know you can get over it; the tough rise above it all. hey, got an hbo documentary for you to check out; Moms Mabley!!
I need to find out more about Moms Mabley.
Before Joan, before Phyllis, before them all - there was Moms Mabley.
My moms iPad is a bunch of pictures of me and being dumb.
Whoopi Goldberg's doc on Moms Mabley is amazing. Moms was such an incredible woman. Check it out.
I will always think of my grandmother watching Joan Rivers, Totie Fields, Moms Mabley, et. al. on Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin shows.
And we haven't even covered Bob Newhart, Whoopi Goldberg, Moms Mabley, Red Buttons... Could be a big mountain.
He's up there performing stand up with Rodney Dangerfield, Phyllis Diller, Moms Mabley, and Richard Pryor.
The Newark Black Film Festival continues its 40th season tomorrow, 7.23, at 7 pm with a free screening of Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' To Tell You. The speaker is actress/comedian Penwah and the host is Lisa Payne. Whoopi Goldberg takes a look at the work and influence of African American stand-up comedienne Moms Mabley, featuring unearthed photographs, performance footage, and the words of entertainers and historians. The season concludes on 7.30 with a ceremony and screenings honoring the winners of the Paul Robeson Awards.The evening begins with a ceremony at the Museum at 4:30 pm, followed by the screenings at 7 at CityPlex Newark. Admission is free but registration is required for the awards ceremony only. Please email rsvpby Friday, 7.25. The hosts are Mary Sue Price and Richard Wesley. The NBFF Paul Robeson Awards were initiated as a biennial competition in 1985. Categories judged are long and short documentaries, long and short narratives, animation and experimental. The NBFF is made possible by . ...
I'm so DC I remember going to the Howard Theater to see Jerry Butler, The Magnificent Men, The Dells, The Spinners, The Contours, James Brown, Redd Foxx or Moms Mabley on Friday or Saturday night.
I want to go to a costume party just so I can dress up as Moms Mabley.
Highly recommend the HBO documentary on Moms Mabley. One of the people who inspired me to help people laugh and learn at the same time.
I really enjoyed Playing Jackie MOMS MABLEY. My Husband was able to capture some Really great shots!!!
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Chile Iono WHERE this Moms Mabley-lookin piece a Take 5 bar comin from but they needa get back to da South Side wit Mr. Duvall!
Thank you so much for the Moms Mabley doc on It was wonderful + much-needed. I hope many others get to watch it, too!
Jackie "Moms" Mabley: "My husband was so ugly, he used to stand outside the doctor's office and make people sick."
In the house on a Friday night looking like Moms Mabley👵😩
and all strike me as being able to be Malcolm X 1 min and Moms Mabley the next.
With Jimmy's mouth on Whoopi, she bears a striking resemblance to Moms Mabley.
Whoopi had a Moms Mabley look for a second there. Miss that awesome lady.
Thank you for the great MOMS MABLEY doc. It was a joyous history lesson for those of us who do comedic storytelling on stage
Flight to NYC for birthday of the "infamous Aunt Grace" & I appropriately watched docs about Moms Mabley, Diana Vreeland & Elaine Stritch!
Moms Mabley the funniest woman that ever lived. But her entire angle was from a man's perspective.
It's officially my birthday season and I have many nice treats lined up for myself from May until Aug. The one I am most excited about will take place during Father's Day weekend. Saturday I am spending the day with James Baldwin, Moms Mabley, Malcolm X, Jam Master Jay, Paul Roberson, Betty Shabazz and AALIYAH HAUGHTON! I can't express how excited I am to visit the place where Aaliyah was laid to rest and became even more excited to find out I could also visit the greats listed above. Pure awesomeness! Sunday I will dance it out in the park to the tunes of my favorite house DJ who is flying all the way here from South Africa, "DJ Black Coffee." Life is great!
Moms Mabley was an American standup comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin' circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and the The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Caught a little bit of the 1995 remake of SABRINA (Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear) while I was having lunch. Pictured below, why they might as well have cast Moms Mabley in the title role, originally played by Audrey Hepburn in 1954 (with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden). How can anyone ever compare?
Just watched a documentary by Whoopi Goldberg on Moms Mabley. I had heard of her, but wasn't around during her time. Wow, a great comedian and a woman WAY ahead of her time.
Moms Mabley. You, your comedy, your words will live on. I just watched an amazing documentary on HBO…
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Moms Mabley pays humble tribute to Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. , and John F. Kennedy in this moving tribute written by *** Holler. This scene i...
After watching Presents Moms Mabley...for about the ninth time...I realize that's a pic of Peg Leg Bates (and Moms)!
"Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water...that's not why they went. Who they fooling? Everybody know water don't flow uphill."--Moms Mabley paraphrased
All the News & Grits, Occasional Update: The Library of Congress is releasing some more recordings in their very popular "Unauthorized Home Conversations Recordings" series. These recordings have been subsidized by the NBA, so the # of sales is inconsequential. In their publicity statement, the NBA said that it is completely untrue that some of the recordings coming soon would include Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Johnson, Son House, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Jim Brown, Kingfish, Archie Bunker, Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Ralph David Abernathy, Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, Lenny Bruce, Wilt Chamberlain, Lord Buckley, Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Isaiah Thomas, Julius Erving, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, O.J. Simpson, Michael Vick, or ME ~!
Moms Mabley is working customer service at HSN. It was fun to hear her voice again. Wondering if we all have a voice doppelgänger out there. I sound like my Mom which often caused her friends some embarrassment when they called.
16-5,Cubs.This thing would make Moms Mabley look pretty.
Pryor, Carlin, Foxx, Hedberg, Moms Mabley on my deceased list.
So you probably don't like Moms Mabley or Redd Foxx. The point was not the dirty words
Hmmm. Moms Mabley once said "20 will go into 80 a helluva lot more than 80 will go into 20".
LOVE MYSELF SOME TOSH.O. Does that tell you anything about me?! Just saying.safe and "average" and normal by THIS town's standards? No...EYE am NOT. Never was. Never WILL be. Just saying. Normal is a spectator sport. And EYE'm the one on the field...not in the stands. ;-) And the moral of the story is: That's why folks like Moms Mabley and Nina Simone left their small hometowns.
Mother's Day was of course started to honor comic Moms Mabley. Look her up, kids, on You Tube.
Moms Mabley...Another one of my heros..I remember my dad talking about Moms Mabley (aka mr mom in some circles)...
thank you x100 for representing moms mabley . It will be a joy to watch this film.
.Watching Moms Mabley sing Abraham Martin and John. Grown man 55 crying like a baby - great work Whoopi!
Lucille Ball, Phylis Diller,Moms Mabley too, of course. Never been enough work for funny ladies.Gender bias? duh
"Watch the traffic, the light will never hit you". Moms Mabley
Watching Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley...having all kind of random thoughts of the past and the struggles and missing my grandmother with tear drops wishing she was here to see the day...Wow we have a BLACK President!
Watching "Moms Mabley" on HBO.So good!Wish people still thought like this.Things are so different now.
Wow! Moms Mabley was my favorite as well. Chocolate Storm imitates Mom's by chewing Hubba Bubba Gum?! LOL!!
I hope you didn't apologize for the hashtag rapid-fire tonight. Let 'em fly! Moms Apple Pie Mabley
- Listen right now to: Moms Mabley making us pee our pants at
If I had my own big foundation w/prestige & financial/political backing I'd give you the Moms Mabley award for your intelligence!!
when will the moms mabley documentary be available to watch on hbo online? Dying to see it!!
Reviewing Francis Scott Key’s original cue cards, it’s “Whoa, hey, can you see, by Moms Mabley’s nightlight…” Total surprise to me.
Wondering why millenials can only think of 3 pioneer Black women comedians- Moms Mabley, Whoopi Goldberg and Wanda Sykes
So we saw Spider Man and it was good. Jaime Foxx was awesome. The cast was good. I loved it. We came home to be told how racist last night's SNL "weekend update" was. So I watched it... What is with these people? The VERY same ones who call this skit racist are the same that would sit with me for every George Carlin special but REFUSED to sit with me through a single Paul Mooney, Richard Pryor or even Eddie Griffin show, citing "I'm not down for race bashing." Now this blatant stupidity is back with more people? Jeeze! If it were Mr. Pryor making that same joke, we'd all be screaming in laughter. Because great comedy is based on truth. What that lady said was funny truth. Like what Sinbad and Mr. Mooney and Moms Mabley and countless others have said with more venom and wit through the years and we laugh. Always we laugh. Because we have no recourse. Blacks were bred like show dogs. A sturdy, hard working useful black would be bred for those traits. Six feet and taller. Its here, in black and white, in o . ...
If you are a junior or senior looking for an interesting upper level humanities course for the fall, please consider ENGL 394: Women Stand-up Comics. Prerequisite: Any 200- or 300-level literature course Course Description: This course will discuss the history of women's stand-up comedy and provide an overview of different theories of humor. It will examine how issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality play themselves out in the works of comediennes from various backgrounds (Margaret Cho, Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Moms Mabley, Shazia Mirza, Roseanne Barr, and Marga Gomez). The course ultimately seeks to reclaim the often neglected role of women in the field of stand-up comedy. This course can fulfill three hours of your humanities requirements as well as three hours of your residency requirements.
Moms Mabley was a true pioneer. Not only was she highly intelligent, charismatic, and down right funny; but, she...
I'm going to get me some old money, to but my some "young ideas..." - Moms Mabley
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Moms Mabley getting me choked up.. Smh
An enlightening Sunday morning watched "Moms Mabley", really enjoyed it! Thank you
Finally just watched your Moms Mabley documentary. Fantastic! Thanks for the education.
Next to Moms Mabley Lucy was the funniest woman ever!
Wonderful. I loved her piece on Moms Mabley and her role in The Associate.
where can I check out the Moms Mabley documentary? just mentioned it.
Moms Mabley - sonofbaldwin: From Wikipedia: She took her stage name, Jackie Mabley, from an early...
Ain't nothin' an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young man. -- Moms Mabley
We must be careful what we hold on to, we gotta have healthy outlets to overcome the hard times...Moms Mabley truly lived that talk
And that's a shame. The world needs more Moms Mabley. Maybe Tyler Perry is available.
Somehow I don't think Martin Sheen doing a one man show about Moms Mabley would work out.
Finally watched ur Moms Mabley special. Beautifully done! I laughed thru the tears! Thank you for introducing her to me!
Give me Moms Mabley or Red Foxx any day.
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