In the tradition of such groundbreaking comedy club shows as Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, HBO presents the most outrageous stand-up comedy form Snapping. Snapping is a game of African-American comedic insults, also known as rap comedy or yo mama jokes. Snapping has been around for hundreds of years, dating back to times of slavery in the U.S. It's a game that promotes fighting with your wits, not your fists. Hosted by Monteria Ivey, each half-hour episode features some of the toughest, funniest snappers in America. In a tag team format, they battle for comic insult supremacy in front of a wildly enthusiastic audience at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in New York City.
"Snaps" is slang for insults--it's also an African-American game that dates back to slave days that involves verbal sparring and stinging put-downs. Also known as "playing the dozens," this witty combat often employs the classic "Yo momma so dumb, she--" brand of insult. The SNAPS HBO show features some of the most brilliant and biting black comedians showing off their most fiendish snubs, taunts, and zingers. Hosted by Monteria Ivey (who has written multiple books of "snaps") the show features such heavy-comedy-hitters as Tracy Morgan (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE).
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