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Allison Moore

Hampton comedian Allison Moore is the executive producer and host of "The MooreLaughing in the Morning Show."

AIRED: May 05, 2021 | 0:08:23

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- [Announcer] Virginia's own comedian, Allison Moore.

- You seen the movie Harriet?

Yeah, Harriet, Oscar nominated,

shot right here?

Your girl, was not in that movie.

(audience laughing)

But I was so close y'all.

Damn, I was so close.

So, this is what had happened,

so my friend, she sent me a casting notice.

She was like, "oh girl, hey, listen,

The movie Harriet, they're auditioning, girl.

I think that you should try out,

it's for a background slave.

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I think you'd be perfect."

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So, when I'm saying "I'm a clean comedian."

People are like, "so what does that mean, girl?

You the gospel comedian?"

I'm like, well...

No, I just don't curse, on stage.

(throat clearing)

I'm like the female version of Sinbad,

and so, because I kept using him

to try to explain what I felt like

that my comedy was closely mimicking.

I said, "well, you know what?

I need to open for Sinbad."

That was my first major production of $50,000,

that we pulled together, my team and I.

We booked Sinbad and they were like,

"we don't know you girl,"

and I'm like, I'm not doing all this work

if I can not open.

So I had to share some content,

make sure that I was funny, and et cetera,

and then Sinbad said

he would love to have you open,

and I really think that from that hard work

that he got to see,

he really respected me.

- This is laughed over, all your friends, that's

(audience laughing)

- [Allison] Okay, but wait, my kids are in Middle school,

So, I gotta put them out?

- You need to be like no,

you gotta make sure, you know,

that they have- be able to drive.

- My mama in law, she here though.

She know I talk about her.

She didn't like it at first.

She's like, "why would you say these things?"

I'm like, "boo, I get paid."

She's like, "oh, don't forget to tell them about the time,"

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- He allowed me to open for him.

Another time, we continued the relationship,

and he was even my first guest

on The MooreLaughing in the Morning Show,

when we took it to TV.

Sinbad is here,

He dropped all of the knowledge,

all of the wisdom,

and I am so excited

about you getting into this interview.

Get into it!

It's always another level.

- Yeah, it's always another level.

- So how do you stay motivated over this time?

- Yeah, how are you not motivated,

if you're doing something you love?

And my dad told me,

"you like when someone says what you can't do, I see you.

You don't do good when too much is given to you."

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- I have been funny my entire life,

but I didn't know that I was funny,

so every time I would come around,

of course my friends, family were always laughing,

but I didn't know that I brought the laughter,

and it just took me till I became, you know, older.

One day I was emceeing an event.

We had a comedian on the event.

The comedian says,

"well Allison should have been the comedian,"

and I'm like, "what?"

So it took me till I was thirty years old.

My first time on stage, on purpose,

to be a stand-up comedian,

I was in a complete panic attack

and something fell out my mouth, that was funny,

then I'm like, "okay, okay, girl."

I was so mad, so mad.

I can't get a background slave part, man.

I was frustrated.

I'm like, "it ain't need no lines,

I'm not going to be talking,

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better yet, I'm not going to be smiling, ain't no way."

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Chill, like this a musical

♪ Sun up to sundown ♪

♪ Picking that cotton ♪


♪ Sun up to sundown ♪

♪ Whipped by the masta ♪


♪ Sun up to sundown ♪

♪ Chained and shackled ♪

♪ No more auction block for me ♪


♪ No more auction block for me ♪

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When I got the call to open from Martin Lawrence,

all types of things went through my mind.

I was relieved, I felt like, wow,

this could be the thing

that just takes me to the next level,

and it was, it was the thing that took me

two weeks into a pandemic.

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I was petrified,

I thought my whole career,

everything I threw away,

I got a master's degree in human resources.

I walked away from corporate America for this journey,

so I'm like, "you big dummy."

So at the beginning of the pandemic

was just absolutely terrible,

for myself and my other peers

that are live entertainers,

cause we were the first one, for people to cut,

so it was was one of those

sink or swim moments,

be your most creative,

and so that kind of started

to push me towards

doing the talk show,

just so that I can continue to get the content out.

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♪ It's time to get up, yeah ♪

Good morning!

Hey, hey, hey!

Welcome to The MooreLaughing in the Morning Show

♪ It's Friday. Hey! ♪

You did not ask me to start like that.

The show started on Facebook Live.

It was right here in my kitchen.

We had twenty seven episodes on Facebook Live,

and then we went over

to Scott Ford network in Hampton, Virginia.

Hold on now, we pulled out twelve weeks worth

of new material.

(throat clearing)

but the way the budget's set up,

we had about seven weeks,

and a lot of reruns, but we still proud.

(Audience cheering)

Good morning! Good Morning! Good Morning!

It's time to get up and get moving, I'm so excited.

Here's a little randomness for you this morning,

so these are like from

the season two episodes signs, right up,

so I could see them,

and using that as we're preparing for season three.

The show has some talk-show components,

it has some thought provoking moments,

where we're about, like growth, and personal development,

and then we also got sketch comedy.

I mean just straight foolishness.

Hurry up and take the picture, baby.

You ready?

Cause I'm doing everything I can

to cover these stretch marks,

these broken nails, my weave messing up,

my eyelash falling,

the fact that my butt is little,

and also I don't want,

oh, this is a video, oh (beep).

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What's something else that's only good?

You don't want to do it twice.


You use the same kind of,

okay, let's not do that one.

Am I a clean comedian?

I think the pandemic is trying to make me not clean,

still I rise, still I rise.

Will be fast food, divorce,

and whatever else this would be.

I've been twerking all pandemic.

Twerking has been my therapy.


Twerking is therapy is funny.

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- [Allison] A lot of my success,

and a lot of the things that I've done

have come out of life's lemons.

I am a human resources professional,

with over ten years of experience,

and I am also an entrepreneur.

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Founder of Black Please Coffee.


Yeah, I got a lot of pushback

naming the company, Black Please, in the beginning.

It's that double entendre,

because it's referencing coffee,

and then yeah, I am black,

but coffee was my inspiration.

Even the type of, the caffeine,

It was just that moment of

all right, you got this,

you got your coffee,

you could do this, girl, you got this.

Who got this?

You got this.

I wasn't necessarily trying

to be a spokesperson at that time,

but sometimes you can't get around

what is called to you,

or what you're called to,

and comedy is an easy place

to start to have uncomfortable conversations about racism.

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I love Another View,

That's one of my favorite places to be, once a month.

That has really pulled on me,

to kind of level up in regards to my knowledge,

and especially politically,

especially economic-wise.

I'm a young millennial.


Now I'm like, "I'm grown, I'm almost forty,

and I have something to contribute."

Still I rise. Still I rise.

Can you turn off your alarm clock please?


I forgot the man name.


We gonna work on that, we gonna work on that.


You just got to laugh, right?

And not be embarrassed by these situations,

because I've learned over the years,

that my transparency is really encouraging,

and so everything that I thought

was going to happen, did not happen.

It was way harder than what it was supposed to be,

but it was much more rewarding

than what I ever thought I was going to get out of it.

(audience cheering)

Thank you so very much for laughing with me,

my name is Allison Moore,

I am very glad to be here.

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♪ It's time to get up, yeah ♪

♪ It's time to get moving ♪

♪ It's time to get up, yeah ♪

♪ It's time to get moving ♪

♪ Hey, twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk ♪

♪ Hey, I'm up, I'm up, I'm up ♪

♪ I'm up, I'm up, I'm up, come on, ♪

♪ I'm up, I'm up, I'm up ♪

♪ Twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk ♪

♪ I'm up, I'm up, I'm up ♪

♪ I'm up, I'm up, I'm up ♪

♪ I'm up, I'm up, I'm up ♪


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