‘My actual number 1 comedian’: He Came BEFORE Katt Williams Why HOLLYWOOD had to DESTROY his Legacy

The Story of PAUL MOONEY

Paul Mooney is regarded by many one of the best comedic writers and performers of our time.

Before Katt Williams, Dave Chappelle, Corey Holcomb and others, he graced the stage with unmatched fearlessness.

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Paul Mooney, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1941, emerged as a comedic trailblazer whose impact extended beyond the black community to the entire comedy world. Renowned for his fearless and insightful humor, Mooney fearlessly tackled the darker facets of American culture. While performing at the Improv, comedian Keenan introduced Mooney to a young audience, highlighting his ability to deliver outrageous yet undeniably truthful jokes.

Mooney’s comedy often delved into the negative aspects of American society, focusing on racism and social injustice. Accusations arose that he intentionally crafted his material to provoke discomfort, especially among white audiences. However, Mooney, when asked about this, refuted the notion, emphasizing that his parents were, in fact, white. The humor in his routines stemmed from a blend of harsh truths and comedic delivery, challenging audiences to confront uncomfortable realities.

Notably, Mooney’s performances were not for the faint of heart. Many white audience members found his candid commentary on racial issues disconcerting, leading some to walk out of his shows. He gained a reputation for clearing rooms of white spectators within minutes, as they grappled with his unapologetic approach to addressing societal issues.

Throughout his career, Mooney maintained that his intent was not anger or fatigue but rather a pursuit of humor. Despite the discomfort his material caused, especially among white friends, he asserted that he was not out to make enemies. His impact was undeniable, challenging societal norms and shedding light on the racial struggles many faced. Ultimately, Paul Mooney was a comedic outlaw, unafraid to speak his truth and leaving an indelible mark on the world of comedy.



Legendary Comedian Paul Mooney Has Died at 79

After a decades-long career in comedy, Paul Mooney has died at the age of 79.

The comedian—known for his work as a writer for Richard Pryor, roles in films like Bamboozled and appearances as an actor and writer on Chappelle’s Show—suffered a heart attack at his home in Oakland, as first shared by journalist Roland Martin on Twitter. Mooney’s cousin, Rudy Ealy, called Martin to notify him of his passing. Mooney’s rep, Cassandra Williams, then confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter, adding that he died around 5:30 a.m. PT.

Legendary Comedian Paul Mooney Has Died at 79 | Complex

Mooney’s Twitter account shared a message thanking his fans for their longtime support shortly after the news broke.

“Thank you all from the bottom of all of our hearts,” the tweet read. “you’re all are the best!…… Mooney World .. The Godfather of Comedy – ONE MOON MANY STARS! .. To all in love with this great man.. many thanks.”

Paul had been “suffering with dementia for some time,” Martin shared, adding that paramedics attempted to save him following his heart attack on Wednesday morning.

Mooney appeared in multiple notable Chappelle skits such as “Mooney On Movies” and “Ask a Black Dude,” where he answered questions from people on the street with often witty clapbacks. He also appeared as the character “Negrodamus,” answering questions from mainly white people in a similar fashion. One of Mooney’s most notable movie roles was as musician Sam Cooke in the Oscar-winning 1978 film The Buddy Holly Story.

The comedian, who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, is survived by his children Dwayne Mooney, Shane Mooney, Daryl Mooney and Symeon Mooney.  A statement from the Mooney family is forthcoming, Williams told THR.