The world of comedy lost one of their legends today when Patrice O'Neal passed away at the youthful age of 41. The cringe comic would confidently delve into any subject and expose the audience to a different angle or viewpoint. Patrice had the amazing ability to be cocky and get under your skin, yet at the end of his hilarious rant, he would have you laughing hysterically.
Patrice's stand-up résumé included appearing on "The Apollo Comedy Hour," Opie and Anthony's Traveling Virus Comedy Tour, a half hour "One Night Stand" special for HBO, and in February of this year O'Neal finally received his own hour-long comedy special, "Elephant in the Room," on Comedy Central.
Patrice also starred on several hit television shows such as VH1's "Web Junk 20," and the Comedy Central show, "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." He was also a staple and occasional co-host of the "Opie and Anthony Show." His mainstream success included roles on "Arrested Development," "Chappelle Show" and "The Office," plus he was one of the comedians on the Charlie Sheen Roast.
We celebrate the life of Patrice by sharing some of his best stand-up comedy.
If you're not familiar with Patrice, I recomend that you pick up his hour comedy special, "Elephant in the Room,"and discover what a comic genius Patrice O'Neal was.