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Paul Mooney

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Paul Mooney was born in Louisiana, and later grew up in Oakland, California. Mooney became a ringmaster with the Charles Gody Circus. During his stint as ringmaster, he always found himself writing comedy and telling jokes, which would later help Mooney land his first professional work as a writer for Richard Pryor.

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Paul Mooney wrote many of Richard Pryor’s routines for his appearance on Saturday Night Live, co-wrote his material for the Live on the Sunset Strip, Bicentennial Nigger, and Is It Something I Said albums, and Pryor’s film Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling. As the head writer for The Richard Pryor Show, he gave many young stand-up comics, such as Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Marsha Warfield, John Witherspoon, and Tim Reid, their first break into show business.

Mooney also wrote for Redd Foxx’s Sanford and Son, Good Times, acted in several cult classics including Which Way is Up?, Bustin’ Loose, Hollywood Shuffle, and portrayed singer/songwriter Sam Cooke in The Buddy Holly Story.

He was the head writer for the first year of Fox’s In Living Color, creating the character Homey D. Clown, played by Damon Wayans. Mooney later went on to play Wayans’ father in the Spike Lee film Bamboozled as the comedian Junebug.
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  • Count_Blah

    racist black guy, pretty original huh?. His new stand up is absolute shit. 93's Race was pretty funny though.

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • haloedeyes

    the last nigga on earth... staring tom hanks

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Schtoinkey

    one of the last real niggas alive. somebody make a statue of this man so he can put every mothafucka from the future on game. love you paul!

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Starfox10

    Hats, titties. Hats and titties.

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Honest, Hilarious and has no remorse for speaking TRUTH. Like he said, KNOW YOUR HISTORY! Tears stream down my eyes in laughter when I hear him. I LOVE HIM! Comedian Paul Mooney talks TRUTH - a SUNDAY non-music blog but informative! http://mog.com/SerenityLife/blog/1820690

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • philosopher_SD

    MOONEY is KING of COMedy...period, peep his lp comedy masterpiece, race, analyising white america and jesus was black and so was cleopatra.. I love me some MOONEY..

    26 Feb 2009 Reply
  • the_flava

    gay nigger... literally

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • llehcin

    Hilariously honest!

    26 Nov 2007 Reply
  • awkward

    funny man for sure

    14 May 2007 Reply
  • lovely08

    Wesley Snipes is so black if you did a drive by and shot him, the bullet would come back and ask for a flashlight.

    28 Jan 2007 Reply
  • elchoy

    It was Mooneyyyy!

    28 Sep 2006 Reply

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