I Be Done Been Was Is (1983)

Genres - Comedy, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Standup Comedy, Biography, Race & Ethnicity, Gender Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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I Be Done Been Was Is may sound like the title of a film about dyslexia. Instead, it is the name bestowed upon a rollicking hour-long documentary focusing on contemporary female African American stand-up comics. Filmmaker Debra Robinson concentrates on four such mirthmakers, covering her subjects at work and at leisure. Of the four ladies spotlighted herein, the best known is Marsha Warfield, later the co-star of Night Court and host of her own daily TV talkfest. The other participants in I Be Done Been Was Is are Alice Arthur, Rhonda Handsome, and Jane Galvin Lewis.



Black [race], comedian