The Austin American Statesman
The Paramount Theatre
Tuesday April 6 1999
Moments of the
"Big Stinkin' Soul & Comedy Review," the African American
showcase at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, resembled services in a
black Baptist church, full of music and the sounds of gleeful rejoicing.
The evening started off a bit slowly, but Oui
Be Negroes from Chicago worked hard to pick
up the pace. They introduced themselves as a musical group, each
performer an instrument, providing both ensemble and improvisational
solos as if in a jazz combo. .
Austin Chronicle Review
The Velveeta Room
April 9th 1999
Oui Be Negroes,
a Chicago-based group, was back for its third
straight fest. Composed of five black actors and a token white man, the
Negroes put on a high-energy set blending sketch and improvised
comedy…... the cast's strong acting and enthusiasm made for an
entertaining set. My particular favorites were a Negroes at the Opera
sketch and a Stand-up Slave routine.