Mo’Nique Explains Why She’s Misunderstood in Trailer for Netflix Comedy Special (Video)

My Name is Mo’Nique Netflix special (Credit: Netflix)

Mo’Nique is getting real in her new Netflix special My Name is Mo’Nique.

In the trailer for the special, released today, the comedian and actress says fans will find out a lot more about why she speaks her mind.

“Why did I title this special My Name is Mo’Nique?” she says. “I give y’all my word, after 72 minutes y’all are going to know why this s–t is called My Name is Mo’Nique.

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The comedian admits the project is “personal.”

“When you walk away from this one, when you’ve turned your TV off from this one, you’ll say, ‘Now we understand that woman,'” she continues. “For 32 years, I have been funny and I’m grateful for that gift. But this show right here really allows you to understand why I swing like I swing.”

The special is directed by L. Frazier, with Mo’Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks serving as executive producers.

According to the official description: “Mo’Nique delivers a career defining, powerhouse stand-up performance in her unprecedented return to the stage. Filled with laugh till you cry stories as well as soul bearing emotion, Mo’Nique promises that by the end of the show you will understand why she is the way she is, and true to form, she delivers. From the mean streets of Baltimore and remembering her Grandma Mimi’s warnings about men, to why she ‘accepts’ the sometimes-harsh realities that come with life, Mo’Nique with her unique brand of candor, fearlessness, and humor reveals all of herself, and leaves nothing on the table.”

As previously reported, Mo’Nique taped the special last year after settling her gender discrimination lawsuit against Netflix — which alleged the streamer “made a lowball offer that was only a fraction of what Netflix paid other (non-Black female) comedians.”

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In November 2022, Mo’Nique posted a picture with husband Sidney Hicks outside the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, and included a caption thanking fans for attending the recording for her upcoming stand-up special.

“Thank you, Thank you!!!!!! My sweet babies thanks to everyone that came out and celebrated this moment with us. My Name Is Mo’Nique live comedy taping coming on Netflix! What a moment!! I love Us 4real,” she captioned the post.

Fans will hear much more from the comedian when My Name is Mo’Nique premieres globally on Netflix April 4.

21 thoughts on “Mo’Nique Explains Why She’s Misunderstood in Trailer for Netflix Comedy Special (Video)

  1. Angry and stupid yes… not misunderstood. Clowns use this argument to deflect from their shortcomings.

  2. It’s simple. She’s not funny and draws a significantly smaller audience than let’s say, Dave Chappelle. Who by the way was able to masterfully mix serious content and comedy.

  3. Netflix has to promote this disaster or they’ll lose even more money with this show than already expected.
    She doesn’t even accidentally veer into humor.

  4. She had ONE glimpse of time in the spotlight 15 years ago where she was able to let her fat rolls fly. But she hasn’t shut up before or after. What she doesn’t understand is that virtually no one likes an uppity colored person. Add woman and the numbers decrease. Add morbidly obese, very unattractive, loud, obnoxious, mean and nasty. Now top it with self-centered, vindictive narcissist and you have a person that an infinitesimal number of people want to see succeed.

    1. “Uppity colored person” This clearly defines your personality and perspective. Obviously, you don’t realise it’s not 1950 America anymore

  5. She played the race/gender card and sued Netflix, then gets a special. Let that sink in.

    I’m sure the content is going to speak to the soul of America.

    Man I wish Patrice O’Neal was still here.

  6. I don’t know what she did in the trailer, but she explained NOTHING. The stupid article is little more than an advertisement for her Netflix show.

  7. I watched her on Def Comedy Jam decades ago. She was the crudest comedian I’ve ever heard and given the tenor of Def Comedy Jam, that says a lot.

  8. monica who?

    who is this? no one cares – i love how folks who think they are writers and journalists
    present this crap – NO ONE CARES about this person

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