…notoriety grew, which led to her becoming one of the reigning Queens of Comedy working alongside fellow African American female comedians—Mo’Nique, Laura Hayes and Sommore.
In 1992, Adele Givens appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and soon became one of the most popular performers on the show, asked back for additional performances over the next several years. Her movie roles include Queen Latifah’s, Beauty Shop and The Players Club. Givens and four fellow African American female comedians were the stars of the Queens of Comedy Tour which was aired on Showtime and released on DVD.
The Queens of comedy played to sold-out venues throughout the United States and is still one of people’s favorites. Other female comedians will be quick to say that Adele Givens was one of the few who paved the way for many female comedians coming up now.