Why Sheryl Underwood Turned Down 2001’s ‘Queens Of Comedy’
Cheryl Underwood is known as one of the entertainment industries top African American comediennes. So why didn’t we see television host on the classic Queens of Comedy movie alongside Sommore, Adele Givens, Hayes, and Mo’Nique? Underwood explained it all on Thursday during The Talk’s secret week.
“There’s a conference call. I dialed in [and] I hear Sommore, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes all talking about me,” the 50-year-old said. “I hear discussions about my appearance. I hear discussions about my ability.”
She continued, “I was startled and hurt, but I have to say this, I was so shocked and hurt that I could not un-mute my phone and say, ‘Hey b*tch I hear you! I stayed on all of the call with my phone on mute, and I took take notes. Rarely would we hear someone talking about us and saying what they truly feel about us.”
Underwood said that she was “bruised” but not “broken.”
She added, “To this day, they do not know I was on this call … I know you’re probably thinking, why am I saying this now. Because I’m right where I belong.”
The Queen’s of Comedy was a spin off of the 90’s Kings of Comedy, which starred Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac.