The Queen of Comedy

Failed comic recalls his successful film star aunt. E book release TBA.


Brilliant comic. Flawed woman. One legendary career.

Most people recognize the face, if not the name. That apple cheeked, rich brown face with the inviting smile that adorns baking products worldwide. Older movie goers fondly recall her role as the friendly, wise cracking maid in over one hundred films. But to her family and spurned lovers, the tongue of Honi Hawkins was brutally uncompromising and anything but funny, as she strived to become THE QUEEN OF COMEDY. ©


Read a five chapter excerpt here: The Queen of Comedy



1930s photo of Honi Hawkins

From the late 1920s, continuing into the swing and jive era of the 40s until the present day.

The Queen of Comedy tells the story of a family of entertainers seeking fame and fortune during segregation.

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