Synopsis by Mark Deming
The laughs come spicy and with a side of slaw in this urban comedy. Chip Watkins (Marvin Thomas) is a struggling young businessman looking for an opportunity to make his mark; he finally gets one, though not the sort he was looking for, when he gets fast-talked into taking over a new fast-food restaurant specializing in hot wings. Before long, Chip finds himself 15,000 dollars in debt as he deals with his creditors, his employees, and a pesky health inspector who wants to shut him down. Jive Chicken also features performances by hip-hop artist Tha Liks, as well as comics T-Lo, Lopez, and Mr. Tan.