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In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on February 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

The Real Negrodamus

Oh yes – About Paul Mooney… He is one of the most funny, wise and tactfully blunt brothers that I have ever observed. Surely you’ve seen him on David Letterman, or talking about Oprah on an occasion, or just being Negrodamas on The Dave Chappell Show?

No?

Well perhaps you remember him from his DVD “KNOW YOUR HISTORY – Jesus was black“?

No? Yes? I thought so! How could you NOT KNOW Paul Mooney. The brother is edgy and real. Almost too real to be on film, but not really. Thank goodness for DVD’s and edgy comedy show productions that bring Mr. Mooneys wise comedy to life.

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Paul was born August 4, which makes him a Leo and even bolder than that– he shares the same birthdate as President Barack Obama. In fact Paul wrote a comedy sketch for “The Richard Prior Show” called “The first black president”. The sketch depicted the 40th President of the U.S. to be black. Could you imagine if our president (also born on August 4th) would be so brazen and forth right with his “recollections of history” and “out look for his own race” while honing the U.S. throne? How real…how scary. White America would be lost. If you happened to catch “The Richard Prior” skit in the headlining video – please tell me you cracked up hearing Richard Prior say, ‘White America is anxious to get below 5% Unemployment, but Unemployment in the hood is at 45%”. 45%? Why??? ‘ Talk about side cracking funny. The skit also predicted that there would be black owners and coaches in the NFL…30 years before today. That’s so much more than “comedy” and today it is noted “history”. I thank God it was filmed/televised.

Know Your History - Know Paul Mooney

Here are the goods on Paul Mooney per wikipedia.org:

Paul Mooney became a ringmaster with the Gatti-Charles 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.

Mooney wrote some 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.

Paul Mooney initially appeared in the sketches “Ask a Black Dude” and “Mooney at the Movies” on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show. He later appeared as Negrodamus, an African American version of Nostradamus. As Negrodamus, Mooney ad-libbed the “answers to life’s most unsolvable mysteries” such as “Why do white people love Wayne Brady?” (Answer: “Because Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X.”) Mooney was planning to reprise his role as Negrodamus in the third season of the Chappelle’s Show, before it was canceled.

In 2006, Paul Mooney hosted the BET tribute to Black History Month titled 25 Most @#%! Moments in Black History. In this show, he narrated some of the most shameful incidents involving African Americans since 1980. The top 25 moments included incidents involving Marion Barry, Terrell Owens, Wilson Goode, Michael Jackson, Flavor Flav, Whitney Houston, and Tupac Shakur amongst others.

How many black folks do you know
who will stand
toe to toe;
and face to face with the truth?
Beyond those in the Bible, the 13th disciple and Ruth —

Who could it be?
None other than Mr. Mooney.

He’s well respected, he’s wise, he’s good looking and he’s black.
He writes comedy, he motivationally speaks and he even acts.

Richard Prior may be deceased but PM continues to keep it real
about what’s going on in foreign hoods – our racial bads and goods
and of course with what’s going on atop of the hill.
Is he someone that you can feel?

Is he too strong for general purposed TV?
Perhaps indeed — so go out and cop his DVDs.

About Paul MooneyI just wanted to bring him to light,
I’m Qui
On a Black History Scene of comedic rights and insight.

I was wondering amidst all of Pauls wisest absurds
why he would ever agree to bury the “N Word”?

–May I never be skerd
to use the N-Word.
Because my race counter parts certainly will…
Thus “to not bury it” is my appeal.

It is a WORD. However tough.
I understand its meaning – I didn’t make it up.


[or click here if video doesn’t open for you: http://youtu.be/Zy0cDYJ7dh8]

The 1st Black President Skit
Written by: Richard Pryor and Paul Mooney
30 years before President Obamas Administration

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  1. Thank you Qui for putting the word out about Paul Mooney! Yes, while everyone knows him, few are brave enough to publicly acknowledge him. Thank you from the bottom of my heart because I love this man so much! Imagine if every Black man in America carried themselves like him? LOL! Hopefully that day will come true! I know that you are very busy but let me hear from you sometime!
    Stay Strong!
    Lance Scurvin

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