November 7, 2013. The Apollo Theatre. New York City.
Often referred to as “the funniest woman in the world,” the iconic African-American standup comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley broke racial and sexual boundaries and continues to inspire comedians to this day. In her directorial film debut, Whoopi Goldberg, a modern-day comedy favorite pays homage to this pioneering talent.
Attendees included: Whoopi Goldberg (Director/Producer), Tom Leonardis (Producer), Andre Holland (“42”, “1600 Penn”), Billy Mitchell (Apollo Ambassador aka “Mr. Apollo”), Capone (Comedian), Clarke Peters (“Person of Interest”, “The Wire”), Debra Martin Chase (Producer), Dick Cavett, Dolvett Quince (“The Biggest Loser”), Tigist Selam (“Intersection”), Margot Bingham (“Boardwalk Empire”), George Schlatter (Producer), Jon Michael Hill (“Detroit 1-8-7”, “Elementary”), Kathy Griffin (Emmy award-winning Comedian), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Rain Pryor, S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law and Order” & “Deception”), Shawn Cornelius (Comedian/Radio personality)
Photography by: Lev Radin & Pedro Hernandez, Guest Correspondent Cameron Grey Rose