Mo’Nique to Film Netflix Comedy Special After Settling Discrimination Lawsuit With the Streamer

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Mo’Nique is set to record her first Netflix stand-up comedy special later this year in Atlanta after settling a legal dispute with the streaming giant.

“Thrilled to announce that Netflix is the home for the next original stand-up special from the groundbreaking, trailblazing, and iconic Mo’Nique!” Netflix said in a statement Tuesday.

In a video the streamer posted on social media, Mo’Nique chuckled about the agreement.

“Can y’all believe this sh-t? I done came on home to Netflix,” the comedian said before laughing.

“I’m so excited to share that I’ll be shooting my first Netflix comedy special,” she added. “Oh and in case you didn’t hear, I’m also reuniting with my friend, my brother, director, Mr. Lee Daniels, on the Netflix film, The Deliverance.”

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Additional details about the stand-up special will be announced later this year.

News of the special comes a month after Mo’Nique settled a racial and gender discrimination lawsuit against the streaming giant.

The Oscar-winning actress filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2019, claiming the company “made a lowball offer that was only a fraction of what Netflix paid other (non-Black female) comedians,” as previously reported.

In an Instagram post about her lawsuit on Nov. 14, 2019, she wrote: “I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up. I don’t have any further comment at this time, but I appreciate all of your support and love.”

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Mo'Nique Instagram Post About Netflix Lawsuit (Credit: Instagram)

The comedian called for a boycott of Netflix, saying the company treated her unfairly by offering her $500,000 for an hourlong stand-up special. The suit said in comparison, Netflix offered comedian Amy Schumer $11 million in 2017 for an hourlong special. It added that the company signed a deal with Dave Chappelle worth $60 million in 2016 for three specials. While Chris Rock was offered $40 million in 2016 for two specials, according to the lawsuit.

Both sides agreed to dismiss the suit in June, however, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

30 thoughts on “Mo’Nique to Film Netflix Comedy Special After Settling Discrimination Lawsuit With the Streamer

    1. netflix is going bankrupt from being woke. this black worship will make it worse more people will cancel

    2. No talent = no money.
      She wouldn’t even be a comedy footnote if it weren’t for her… visible credentials.

  1. They want me to kick in more money for Netflix, and this is what I get for my money?

    1. BS. The, like a lot of people, figured out that there’s good money to be made in making a profession out of being offended.

  2. She’s the WNBA of comedy. Just another loud chick shitting on white people……yawn. America can’t be that bad for her judging from her access to food she doesn’t have to farm.
    Amy Schumer is one of God’s chosen (according to the book they wrote) but only tells jokes 14 year old boys tell each other. I say we give the minority unfunny woman 6 million and very few will watch. And as a bonus she can bbq Amy Schumer. I cancelled NetSux 5 years ago.

  3. Mo’Nique Netflix Special:
    Sponsored by The Georgia Coalition to Finer Chocolate and it’s President Stacey Abrams, Krispy Kreme, a 5lb bag of Sugar, Sweet Tea, The Hershey Company and a 24oz bottle of Great Value Chocolate Syrup.

  4. edomites and d.l. hugley MAD, BIGG MADD…oh well…she fought for her RIGHTS and her MONEY and WON! Thats a win for the culutre, thank you Mo’Nique!!! Shes also going to be on the new season of BMF should be gooooood.

  5. How is it racist? Just because one is not paid the same as other actors? So everyone on TV now must be paid $1 mil an episode because the Kids on Friends were paid $1 mil an episode? And if you don’t it’s racist? What about track record? Earnings potential? Ratings? So if I go for a job and they don’t pay me $2 mil dollars a year like the CEO is making, I can sue because they are being racist and discriminatory? Netflix should sue her for filing a frivolous law suit and for being so not funny. I did even know she was a comedian. I thought she was a C-list actress who was done acting.

  6. Netflix doesn’t discriminate against black folks, they just don’t think that lippy, entitled fat chicks are very funny.

  7. Netflix shows again that it is easily bullied. Robin Wright pulled this nonsense and got way overpaid for the last season of “House of Cards.”

    I cancelled my subscription this year because of the incredibly bad content that was being produced. It also doesn’t help that they are actively discriminating against white showrunners and filmmakers out there in L.A.

  8. I wouldn’t subscribe to Netflix because they have shitheads like her on their lineup.

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