Funny plays about dating
Part of what made this play one of Perry's best was when his character Madea went off-script and the impromptu jam session between the characters began.
However, the stage production paled in comparison to the movie adaptation.
"Madea is the PG-rated version of Mayola." Aside from playing the Madea character, Perry is also a successful writer, director, producer, and founder of his own production studio in Atlanta. Though he didn’t write or direct the live-action film, his beloved fictional matriarch Madea Simmons takes center stage in a kid-friendly flick about a group of disadvantaged kids who enter a sports competition to keep their local recreation center open.
But because the hour-long cartoon is void of Perry’s usual family drama, it pulls in last on our list.
Watch Now Tiffany Haddish continues her hot streak in Perry's November 2018 movie, co-starring Whoopi Goldberg, Tika Sumpter, and Omari Hardwick.
With Goldberg and Haddish at the helm, the film had the potential to be a lot funnier.
Although, despite the title, fans can breathe a sigh of relief that Perry didn't kill Madea off in the entertaining flick.
"I'll be 50 this year and I'm just at a place in my life where this next 50 I want to do things differently," Perry told CNN.
However, the ensemble cast didn't quite deliver the one-two punch of comedy that fans were used to from Perry's usual suspects, such as Madea, Uncle Joe, Mr. Watch Now, but the TV series actually began as a play.You may know Tyler Perry best as his gun-toting, Bible-wielding alter-ego Mabel "Madea" Simmons, a fictional character Perry admitted is modeled after his aunt and late mother, Willie Maxine Perry, who passed in December 2009."My mother is the wisdom of Madea, but my aunt Mayola, that's her wig, that's her voice, that's her gun in the purse," Perry told the in 2006.In the 2012 film, she opened up her home as a safe haven to a troubled married couple, played by actors Eugene Levy and Denise Richards.The feel-good film didn't rank higher because it's missing the spontaneity and laugh-until-you-cry moments of some of his better works.
However, before they could walk down the aisle, Robinson's character needs to meet the parents and ask for Washington's hand in marriage.