August 26, 2009

Comedian Sunda Croonquist: Mother-in-Law Suing Her

Mother in law jokes have always been a comedy staple, but now comedian Sunda Croonquiest might have made one too many, as she is now getting sued by her mother-in-law for insults in her standup act.

Sunda, who worked in prison as a parole officer before becoming a comic, surely isn't afraid of a little confrontation, but her jokes about the family were hitting a little too close to home, and the mother-in-law is not only seeking to stop the routines about her, but trying to get damages as well.

According to the article below it's causing great stress on the family, so I wish they'd been able to resolve it without resorting to litigious means. I often wonder how comedians get away with all of the jokes they make about family members, even the best ones like Chris Rock when he makes jokes about his wife..

Comedian Sunda Croonquist: Mother-in-Law Suing Him

The mother-in-law is accusing Croonquist of spreading false, defamatory and racist lies with in-law jokes that have become a staple of her routine in nightclubs and on television channels like Comedy Central...

Comedian Sunda Croonquist: Mother-in-Law Suing Him

Posted at August 26, 2009 4:22 AM

I think the mother in-law should stop giving the comedian so much ammunition.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 26, 2009 7:26 AM

The Mother in-law is just greedy and is looking for a free ride.

Posted by: shouvels at August 26, 2009 7:41 AM

The Mother in-law is just greedy and is looking for a free ride.

Posted by: shouvels at August 26, 2009 7:42 AM

she doesn't look like a "sister" lol

Posted by: Anonymous at August 26, 2009 7:53 AM


Posted by: Anonymous at August 26, 2009 7:54 AM

my question is the artical as it sya,s her mother in law and then it references his mother in law which is it

Posted by: tim kohne at August 26, 2009 8:38 AM


Posted by: SUMMER JOHNSON at August 26, 2009 8:54 AM


Posted by: SUMMER JOHNSON at August 26, 2009 8:55 AM

Her Mother-in-law says that she is racist?Did she marry a white man?I think that she is ignorant,but when you race-mix you have to deal with America & its double standards & hipocrosy.Lets just face it--When you deal with white people you have to deal with their ideas of how things should work,& 9 times out of 10,White people think they are right because they are WHITE.So I dont have ANY symthaty for her because it seems that she has chosen to marry OUTSIDE her race.White people come to YOUR land & take over,They dont live under YOUR laws.

Posted by: rpullen at August 26, 2009 9:18 AM

OMG! does "rpullen" seriously think that 9 out of 10 white people think they are correct over other races? How insane is that ignorant line of thinking. People are individuals and have thoughts as indivuals not as entire ethnic group. Grow up, enter is not just white people that are ignorant, ignorance is everywhere, prejudice is everywhere. Your comments are a prime example of ignorance!

If the mother-in-law is suing it is because she is stupid and greedy and wants her 15 minutes if fame.

Posted by: Stephanie at August 26, 2009 9:39 AM


Posted by: VERONICA at August 26, 2009 9:46 AM

RPULLEN: STFU! Based on YOUR comments, you are of some ethnicity, and you are pulling crap out of your ass. No where does it say what race the inlaw is, yet you conclude it's white, then go on about how the white people are this or that. That inlaw could just as well be black or any other race. She sounds more like a biotch, which can be found in ANY race! It's because of ignorant people like you with low self esteem that we have most of the problems that we have in this world. Man up!, or crawl back under the rock you came from.

Posted by: Poka at August 26, 2009 10:02 AM

I agree with Stephanie you are IGNORANT!You want to blame the white people for what? It's people like you that cause all the problems in this country. With the poor me look at me I'm a different race all the white people look down on me.
GET A LIFE !!!!!

Posted by: interstate18 at August 26, 2009 10:35 AM

rpullen, If I promise not to come to your land and take over, will you go back to your land? My gosh, where ever did you come up with that dribble you were spouting off?

Posted by: turd thrower at August 26, 2009 10:41 AM

Who cares about this dribble? American culture sucks so badly that this is thought of as "On par" with everything else. Stand up comedy isn't funny anymore. It's about slamming this person or that group or this race or whatever. It's sucks. The music Reality

Posted by: jokekiller at August 26, 2009 10:46 AM

I agree, stupid comments like that is what racism is all about. If you are that hung up on the subject think of it this way, my blood runs red just like every other person's on this planet. I don't and never will see this world as devided by the race because we are all human. Grow up and get a life. You are only hurting yourself with ignorance like this.

As for that mother-in-law, she is a poor example of what is an honor. My grandmother is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and a great mother-in-law to my mom. If she has a problem with my Mom she tells her what it is and they work it out. You know, like two adults.

Posted by: mystic at August 26, 2009 10:52 AM


Posted by: weyant at August 26, 2009 10:58 AM

All of you idiots discussing race are f***ing retarded. Yes, you the white morons, as well as the black fools. Don't you ever get tired of saying the same sh** over and over again? Accusing people of being racist, and calling everyonen ignorant? I'm a white, American, male- the most discriminated against human in our country. Can you imagine what would happen if I started a white TV channel? A white male's magazine? If I tried to shake down black organizations the way Jesse and Al do to corporations and white celebrities? What if I started an association for the advancement of white people? I'd be assassinated. Women power! Black power! Homo power! Lesbian power! Any group....just not white American male power.....

Posted by: Voice of Reson at August 26, 2009 10:59 AM

I am a white person. She is not a racist. She is telling it like it is. Some people cannot handle the truth.

Posted by: Steve at August 26, 2009 11:22 AM

Voice of 'Reson'
White men the most discriminated against human in our country? Last I looked, white American male power was prevalant in government, big business, and Christianity. You're the one who sounds racist, pal, but instead you're feeling sorry for yourself.

Posted by: Mel at August 26, 2009 11:31 AM

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah....blah blah blah blah blah blah. Blaaahh blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.........blah blah!!

Posted by: sumbitch at August 26, 2009 11:49 AM

i am going to sue sunda and this website to get the three minute of my life back i spent watching that video...not funny.

Posted by: jones at August 26, 2009 11:50 AM

I'm betting the Mother-in-law loses. The lady IS a comedian...she never addressed the Mother-in-law, just her audience. If Mother-in-law takes it personally, well, she should get her OWN life. The Daughter-in-law, obviously, has hers. Just wondering....why are so many Mother-in-laws so jealous of their Daughter-in-laws? Do they,secretly, wish they were married to their own Son....ewwww...the thought's disgusting!

Posted by: Kim at August 26, 2009 11:52 AM

Wooohooo voice of reason!

Posted by: Eric at August 26, 2009 12:07 PM

No wonder the Taliban think that we have a decaying and corrupt culture.

Posted by: James Rivers at August 26, 2009 12:36 PM

Racism is the big problem it is today because there are racists in every race. Weak minded People play the race card when they have no other valid argument to use. All races have good and bad people. How can ANYONE say " All white people this..." and "All black people.. that?" The only thing they have in common is the color of their skin. And that is only skin deep.

Posted by: Wclarke at August 26, 2009 12:40 PM

How could you make such a racist comment yourself.
I think U R ingnorant just for saying that "White" people in America think they are right just because they are white. White people do not have their own laws and do not expect for anyone to live by their own made standards. Maybe you should look into the mirror and ask what would Jesus do? Even if you do not believe in any God or what ever, maybe you should keep your mouth shut since you have nothing intellegent to say and only seem to spread disease from your mouth and spirit. Shame On U. Stop Blaming U'r Own Ignorance On Other People. Seems to me right out of your own mouth that U R The Racist.

You are a trouble maker that wants to brainwash others to believe all white people are racists. Thank God every one is not as dumb as U and they have the Intellegance and Grace to be Single Minded.

I am so sick of folks like you who Sterotype others. WOW! What a disgrace you bring upon us all.

Most people are loving and kind and do not care where anyone comes from or what color they are, so get a freaking life.

Posted by: Missy T at August 26, 2009 1:03 PM

I never heard of this comedian. Now I will have to hear her stand up routine to hear those mil jokes for myself. Maybe that's the point?

Posted by: cynthia at August 26, 2009 1:07 PM

Amen voice of reason

Posted by: Anonymous at August 26, 2009 1:13 PM

relatives make the best fodder for any comedian...Where else can one find material unless they spen time out...Alot of time is spent at home and that is where the material comes from...Tell the mother in law to get a job..and a life so SUNDA can have some more material

Posted by: degraff at August 26, 2009 1:35 PM

She should be giving her mother-in-law a huge thank you. She couldn't afford this type of publicity on her own. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has never heard of her before

Posted by: jerry at August 26, 2009 2:08 PM

She should be giving her mother-in-law a huge thank you. She couldn't afford this type of publicity on her own. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has never heard of her before

Posted by: jerry at August 26, 2009 2:08 PM

Wow. What was this dicussion supposed to be about? Oh yeah. Sunda (half black) and her mother-in-law (a Jewish woman, and yes, white). People seem to have a lot of oppinions about things they don't actually know. THAT is ignorant. Believing that the way a person acts or what they think is in any way connected to their skin pigment or ancestry is ignorant. If you actually watched any of her comedy, you would see that she DOES make fun of her mother-in-law and HER race quite bit. She also has implied that her mother-in-law has issues with her (Sunda's) race. While it does seem to be "good fun" to crack race jokes and ethnic and religious jokes, it can at times be hurtful. And let's face it, Sunda point blank uses her mother-in-law by name, as well as other family members, in these jokes. It's not surprising that she would be upset. I don't know if she actually wants money or not, but isn't the fastest way to make your point and get what you want accomplished to threaten a person's pocket? If it weren't for the suit, Sunda probably would not have taken seriously the impact that this was having on her husband's family. That's all.

Posted by: red at August 26, 2009 2:09 PM

Comedians must be held to a higher standard of morals and ethics in their material than they currently exhibit.
Many a joke is made against mother-in-laws, ethnicity, color, god, religion, parents, spouses, and the list goes on. The excuse is often given that it is all in good fun and as long as the audience is humor. Well, such "joke" hurt people, drive them over the edge, put undue strains of relationships, introduce an insensitive attitude in societies and strengthen racial divisions. It is about time someone took action against such poor and tasteless display of so-called comedy. It is unfortunate that it takes a family member to take it against another one. The comedian is totally responsible for her indiscretion and insensitivity. It is unfortunate that she, as well as many other comedians, never learned the basic rule taught by good parents to their children: You don't laugh at people, you laugh with them.
I believe it is Sunda and others like her that need to "clean up their act" or get a real job.

Posted by: Josh at August 26, 2009 2:47 PM

rpullen, please remember that without white people serving you & your plight, you would be nothing. if white people are so bad, why did we just elect a black president? you have no oppression, probably just mad your tax mandated check is late in the mail. BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE NEW RACISTS! I bet Lincoln is rolling over in his grave next to Martin Luther King, thinking.."wWhy the F did we bother" I saw a show where black people were enslaving black people in one part of the world in this day & age...go ahead make THAT a white person's fault, and furthermore, you are welcome for the opportunity to have an Oprah a P-diddy and all the other multi-millionaire black people..oh & for the record, i am of mixed heritage myself and not one person in my family has as crappy an attitude as rpullen...

Posted by: Marelynn at August 26, 2009 3:31 PM

I'm a white, American, male- the most discriminated against human in our country.
This is the most ingnorant comment on this board.
You have black oriented mag and T.V networks because for a long time no one was interested in marketing anything toward African-Americans. Someone saw a market and took advantage and you do have a white network it is called Fox.

The world is changing and white people like the idiot who made this post had better wake-up and adjust. Now let's get back to this stupid mother-in-law who must have the worst legal representation on earth because you can't claim you have been defamed from a comedy routine. This type of case has gone nowhere in the past.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 26, 2009 3:41 PM

her routine was not funny at all - my guess is the lawsuit is an attempt at press - and she's getting it - more from the lawsuit than she would ever get from her crummy act.
Maybe you all didn't hear - a black person cannot be racist - according to Jessie Jackson. Ignore the fact that slavery started in Africa with blacks enslaving blacks. Obviously the fault of the white people that were nowhere around at the time. White males are privileged? I've lost jobs and missed out on promotions because I am a white male that I would have gotten if I had been of a _protected_ ethnic group. Yeah, hire the underqualified black man instead of me because of your "affirmative action" policy - take a hiring test, and I score a 97 (told by hiring manager = highest ever), and he scores a 79 (below average on this test!), but gets to add 20 points because he is black, so he gets the job - convince me that is not racist.

Posted by: jaywalker at August 26, 2009 3:48 PM

Legally, the mother in law has no grounds for any civil action and any judge will laugh this out of court in about 45 seconds

Posted by: Dr. Daniel Wildamar at August 26, 2009 4:33 PM

Okay well, people are starting a bunch of dumb fights on here over racism. I think the ones who started it/are talking back are idiots. It doesn't matter! Everyone is ignorant in their own ways. YES that includes BOTH white and blacks! EVERYONE RULES OTHERS. It doesn't matter what race you are! Gosh you guys are really stupid. You're starting a fight for no reason! So shutup and keep your comments to yourself!

Posted by: Someone smarter than you at August 26, 2009 7:46 PM

The person that just posted right b4 me is rite! but i'm only saying that because i was born tan and i have no side to choose :(

Posted by: moonstar4 at August 26, 2009 7:48 PM

well i cant join this fight that you guys are in because i was born tan and i have no side to choose :(

Posted by: moonstar at August 26, 2009 7:50 PM

Ignorance is a bliss. Blah blah blah is all I hear regarding racism. Let me educate those that are ignorant. In Europe (before colonization began) those at the bottom of the barrell were the Jews, Northen Italians, and Southern Italians. When Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci discovered the New World, the "Native Indians" became enslaved, and in order to justify the injustice againts the Indians, the settelers deemed that their (European/White) race was superior

Posted by: Drako at August 26, 2009 8:35 PM

Asking "What Jesus Would DO" is really ignorant. Jesus consorted with thieves, murderers, prostitutes, liars, and generally immoral people - the bible even states that he said he preferred the company of these people. "What would Jesus DO?" He would likely be sitting in a crack house with a couple of whores and gangsters and talk about how big his hands looked.

Racism pollutes all races. Ignorance is ignorance. It's also a natural and perfectly normal behavior. THat does not make it right or wrong, it just makes it uneducated.

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