Mo’Nique proclaims Netflix particular ‘My Title is Mo’ Nique’


Mo’Nique performs on stage in her comedy special, "My Name is Mo’Nique." The comedy special premieres April 4 on Netflix. Photo courtesy of John Washington Jr./Netflix

Mo’Nique performs on stage in her comedy particular, “My Title is Mo’Nique.” The comedy particular premieres April 4 on Netflix. Picture courtesy of John Washington Jr./Netflix

Feb. 23 (UPI) — In 2018, Mo’Nique requested her followers to boycott Netflix, alleging that the streamer discriminated towards her by not providing her what male comedians like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle have been supplied to do a comedy particular.

She sued Netflix in 2019 and the case was settled confidentially in 2022. Now, Mo’Nique is doing a comedy particular for the streamer titled My Title is Monique produced by her and her husband Sidney Hicks.

Within the trailer, she says, “Once you flip your TV off from this one, you may say, ‘Now we perceive that girl,” the 54-year-old says from her dressing room. “There are issues I’ll say on this comedy particular that I assumed I might take to my grave. They have been simply mine. They have been my ideas. They have been my secrets and techniques. It was simply mine. Earlier than, I used to be simply targeted on being humorous. Now, I really feel like I’ve one thing to say.”

Mo’Nique was on the comedy circuit for years and starred within the well-liked sitcom The Parkers with co-star Countess Vaughn taking part in her daughter. She turned embroiled in a public spat with Netflix when she in contrast $20 million presents to Rock and Chappelle and an $11 million preliminary supply to Amy Schumer to her opening supply of $500,000 for a particular.

“I could not settle for that low supply as a result of if I did … I could not sleep at night time,” Mo’Nique advised radio host Sway Calloway on Sway within the Morning in January 2018. “If I accepted $500,000, what does Tiffany Haddish have coming? If I settle for that, what does the Black feminine comic have coming? As a result of what they will say is, ‘Mo’Nique accepted this, and he or she’s bought that.’ So what have they got coming?”

The particular was taped in entrance of a reside viewers final October on the Rialto Heart for the Arts at Georgia State College.

Mo’Nique is such a fantastic soul and inspiration,” a fan who attended the present says within the trailer. “I am unable to wait to see this! This particular was lengthy overdue! Love you, Mo’Nique!”

Actor Clifton Powell of Ray and Lifeless Presidents fame attended the present. He says, “She’s simply as superb now as she was then. She was simply as sincere then, and he or she is now.”

Mo’Nique says her particular will reveal extra about her life than followers know and that after watching they are going to perceive why she selected the straightforward title.

“Why did I title this particular My Title Is Mo’Nique? I give y’all my phrase, after 72 minutes, y’all gon’ know why this [expletive] is named My Title Is Mo’Nique,” she says. “Y’all may say, ‘Rattling, we did not know we was gonna discover out all that!’

Sure, my identify is Mo’Nique. This one proper right here is private.”

My Title is Mo’Nique premieres on April 4.

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