Are you ready, my loves? Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique is back with a new stand-up special, My name is Mo’Niquepremiering on Netflix on April 4.
After all this time away from the stage, Mo’Nique reintroduces herself to stand-up like you’ve never seen from her. The comedy icon’s epic performance promises to be more than just a comeback. On Thursday, Netflix released the official trailer for Mo’Nique’s new special, My name is Mo’Nique.
last July, BOSSIP reported that Mo was set to film his Netflix comedy special in Atlanta. This news came just a month after the 55-year-old settled his lawsuit for discrimination with the streaming giant. After a real reunion with the former director of Frenemy Lee DanielsMo’Nique will star in her next Netflix movie Issuance.
We saw the star The Parkers in drama films, television series and collecting statues at award shows. Now she’s back in her element on a stand-up stage with a lot to say. What can fans expect in the new comedy special?
“Mo’Nique delivers a powerful and career-defining stand-up performance in her unprecedented return to the stage. Filled with laugh-til-you-cry stories as well as heartbreaking emotions, Mo’Nique promises that ‘by the end of the show, you’ll understand why she’s the way she is, and true to form, she delivers. From the wicked streets of Baltimore and remembering her grandmother Mimi’s warnings about men, to reason for which she “ACCEPTS” the sometimes difficult realities that come with life, Mo’Nique with her unique brand of candor, fearlessness and humor comes out all on her own, and leaves nothing on the table.
Along with director L. Frazier, Mo and her husband Sidney Hicks produced the highly intimate comedy show.
The Baltimore native has never been one to hold her tongue, no matter the cost. On stage for this new stand-up, she said it was the most vulnerable she had ever been. “This one is personal,” she explained in the special’s teaser. Nothing is off limits, even a lesson from her grandmother in rocking a very different type of mic.
“Why did I title this special My name is Mo’Nique? I give you my word, after 72 minutes you’ll all know what this shit is called My name is Mo’Nique. You could all say, ‘Damn, we didn’t know we were going to find out about all this!’ Yes, my name is Mo’Nique. This one here is personal.
“When you walk away from this one, when you’ve turned your TV off of this one, you’ll be like, ‘Now we understand this woman,'” the BMF star continued. “For 32 years I’ve been funny and I’m grateful for this gift. But this show here really lets you see why I swing the way I swing…There are things I’m going to say in this comedy special that I thought take to my grave.
Watch the new trailer below.
Are you going to watch My name is Mo’Nique on Netflix on April 4?