Mo’Nique & Netflix share BTS look at upcoming comedy special

Veteran comedian Mo’Nique is gearing up for the release of her upcoming comedy special with Netflix. The news comes after both parties revealed the news on Wednesday. And what follows is a years-long legal battle between the two parties, which has now been settled, as reported vulture.

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Mo’Nique revealed the comedy special’s trailer via Instagram

The 55-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the comedy special’s trailer with fans. Mo’Nique shared that the film will be called My name is Mo’Niqueand will premiere on the streaming platform on April 4th.






Netflix also shared an announcement of its own via Instagram.

Grammy-nominated, Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actor and comedian @therealmoworldwide is back with a new stand-up special, My Name is Mo’Nique, premiering worldwide on Netflix April 4.

More details on the comedian’s upcoming comedy special

The trailer for the film begins with a man rapping on the comedian.

I told you this shit sinks Damn what they said, I told you Netflix was coming over…

The comedian then went on to explain why she titled the special My name is Mo’Nique. She also explained what viewers can expect from the film.

I give you my word, in 72 minutes you will know why this shit is called My name is Mo’Nique… You could say, ‘Damn, we didn’t know we were going to find out all this.’ Yes!… This one is personal. This one…if you walk away from this one, if you turn off your television from this one, you’re going to say, ‘Now we understand this woman.’

Mo’Nique went on to explain that there are things she will reveal in this special that she never expected.

Before, I felt like I was just focused on being funny. Now I feel like I have something to say.

More on the earlier legal battle between Mo’Nique and Netflix

Accordingly Ok playerMo’Nique filed a gender and racial discrimination lawsuit against the company in 2019. The legal action was reportedly taken because the comedian believed the company had made her a “lowball offer” in 2017.

Mo’Nique further explained that the company offered her $500,000 for an hour-long standup special. Unlike other comedians like Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and others who reportedly earned larger amounts for their Netflix specials.

As previously reported by The Shade Room, the comedian shared a brief statement when announcing the lawsuit.

I can confirm that I filed a wage discrimination lawsuit against Netflix today. I had a choice: I could accept what I saw as wage discrimination, or I could stand up for those who came before me and for those who will come after me. I decided to get up.

Accordingly vulturethe lawsuit was settled between the parties in 2022 due to “undisclosed terms.”

Roommates, are you excited that Mo’Nique and Netflix are collaborating? Are you excited for the upcoming special? Mo’Nique & Netflix share BTS look at upcoming comedy special

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