Discourse Analysis of American Comedy movies
  • is a genre of film
  • emphasises humour
  • is designed to make the audience laugh
  • has many sub genres



African-American Comedy film
  • is a unique sub genre
  • lasted only for a certain time
  • is currently fading


Some of the actors from the African American Comedy films are now rappers.

The era of this sub genre is almost over people still continue to love and watch the films.

Informal Vocabulary

Vocabulary used in African American comedy films is mostly informal.





Intonation and tone of the actors usually change when telling a joke and it creates a humorous effect.


  • Most of the covers of these films usually have funny body or facial expression depiction and include humorous messages on them.


  • Body language also plays a big role in African American comedy films, which you’ll see in the examples which my teammates will be showing soon.


  • The black humour used in African-American films can sometimes be impropriate through looking at or treating something  serious or sad.


Rush Hour
About The Movie

Rush hour starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan tells a story of Hong Kong and U.S. FBI inspectors Lee ( Jackie Chan) and James Carter (Chris Tucker). At the beginning of the movie Carter is acting like an egoistic inspector who doesn't need a partner and can completely work alone without anyone's help. However as much he and Lee stay together more they realize  they are irreplaceable partners. Soon they start to expose various crimes that help both US and Hong Kong governments.


Cover Analysis

The fastest hands in the east versus the biggest mouth in the west.
Big Momma's House

Big Momma's House is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner.


Cover Analysis

'This FBI agent is going undercover...and he's concealing more than a weapon...''
White Chicks
About The Movie

White Chicks is a movie created in 2004, written and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The two main actors are Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. Being one of the many films created in the era of “Black Humor”, the “White Chicks” is also one of the greatest amongst them. Again, the main heroes are two undercover agents, presumably from FBI, which is typical of those comedy movies. So two agents doing their thing, saving lives.


Cover Analysis

Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans ARE White Chicks
look at that black guy in the corner ;)
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