One of tonight’s must see TV events is the premiere of the new documentary “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley” on HBO. HBO’s Monday Documentary series is an always reliable source of great unique stories, and tonight’s profile of the comedy legend Moms Mabley, produced by EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg, promises not to disappoint. Mabley is a star who never got her fair due before, and tonight’s doc looks to expose Moms to a whole new audience.
Check out the synopsis of tonight’s program from HBO.
Often referred to as “the funniest woman in the world,” the iconic African-American standup comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley broke racial and sexual boundaries and continues to inspire comedians to this day. In her directorial film debut, a modern-day comedy favorite pays homage to this pioneering tale
Using archival footage and interview with the comedians who knew her the doc goes places in Moms life that have never been discussed before. One section getting a lot of attention is the movie’s discussion of her sexual orientation, and life off the stage. The special also traces Mabley’s incredible influence on other comedians from her television appearances.
Here’s all the info to be apart of tonight’s must see documentary and a preview of the special.
Date: Monday, November 18th
Episode Title: “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley”
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: HBO.com