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My Name Is Mo'Nique Special: Release Date, Trailer

Mo'Nique Says "This Gonna Be Something Special" in Trailer for Her Netflix Stand-Up

My Name Is Mo'Nique Special: Release Date, Trailer
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Mo'Nique is returning with a brand new stand-up special, and we just got our best look yet at what to expect. Netflix finally shared a full trailer for "My Name is Mo'Nique" on March 23, and in it, the star assures viewers and her in-person audience, "This gonna be something special."

Netflix previously released a behind-the-scenes teaser and announced the special's premiere date on Feb. 22. In the teaser, the star provides some glimpses of what to expect. "When you walk away from this one, when you've turned your TV off from this one, you'll say, 'Now we understand that woman,'" Mo'Nique says in the teaser. "For 32 years, I have been funny, and I'm grateful for that gift. But this show right here really allows you to understand why I swing like I swing."

"My Name is Mo'Nique" premieres on Netflix this spring. Directed by L. Frazier and executive produced by Mo'Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks, the special will showcase the award-winning actor and comedian and will balance comedy with insights about her life and upbringing in Baltimore.

"Mo'Nique delivers a career defining, powerhouse stand-up performance in her unprecedented return to the stage," the official synopsis reads. "From the mean streets of Baltimore and remembering her Grandma Mimi's warnings about men, to why she 'ACCEPTS' the sometimes-harsh realities that come with life, Mo'Nique with her unique brand of candor, fearlessness, and humor reveals all of herself, and leaves nothing on the table."

Previously, she celebrated the project on Instagram in November 2022. "THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!" she wrote. "My sweet babies thanks to everyone that came out and celebrated this moment with us. MY NAME IS MO'NIQUE LIVE COMEDY TAPING COMING ON NETFLIX! WHAT A MOMENT!! I LOVE US 4REAL❤️❤️".

The project comes in the midst of a career renaissance for Mo'Nique, who won an academy award for best supporting actress for "Precious" in 2010. In 2023, she starred in 50 Cent's "BMF," and she opened up to POPSUGAR about her feelings about the character in a February interview. "She truly is love," she said. "She truly is in her community trying to make a difference. Everybody may not agree with how she makes the difference, but she genuinely loves her community."

Up next, in addition to the special, Mo'nique is set to star in "Precious" director Lee Daniels's horror film "The Deliverance."

Ahead, check out first-look photos from "My Name is Mo'Nique," trailers, and more.

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