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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

TBS: Are We There Yet?

In Griot, Music, Networking, TV Shows on January 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm


Gosh I’m just giddy with anticipation that ‘we’re almost there’.
I can already feel Terry Crews ‘nem in my hair. lol!

NEW EPISODES START January 12 – Wednesday night
TBS – very funny, keeps your belly tight.
That’s right!

Yep! He’s ba-aaaack!
Ice Cubes view is never whack!

Therefore I do support the journey of the ethnic familial flow
and I couldn’t resist hipping you to their upcoming episodes:

Oh No She Di-in’t
Wed. January, 12 at 10/9C
When Nick’s new field producer, Sam, turns out to be female, Suzanne is convinced she’s trying to steal her man, a suggestion Nick thinks is absurd–until Sam makes a move on Nick. Guest starring: Sandy “Pepa” Denton

Nick’s Manny-Pedi
Wed. January, 12 at 10:30/9:30C
When Suzanne crashes a night with Nick and his boys, Nick pays her back by showing up for spa treatments with Suzanne and her girlfriends. Guest starring: Toccara Jones

Gold Party
Wed. January, 19 at 10/9C
When Marilyn throws a gold party at Nick and Suzanne’s, and Nick learns Suzanne’s wedding ring isn’t real, he sets out to have a real ring made before Suzanne learns the truth, while Suzanne thinks she has lost her wedding ring forever and panics trying to replace it. Guest starring: Ice Cube

Boy Has Style
Wed. January, 19 at 10:30/9:30C
When Suzanne suspects that Lindsey‘s athletic new crush from school is gay because he has style, Nick sets out to prove that he isn’t, until he can no longer ignore the signs and helps the boy tell Lindsay the truth.

Man and the Bragging Snafu
Wed. January, 26 at 10/9C
When Nick’s colleagues at the station encourages him to send Lindsey and Kevin to a private school, Nick and Suzanne look into it, only to be misled about the process. Guest starring: Wayne Brady

Suzanne Theft Auto
Wed. January, 26 at 10:30/9:30C
When Suzanne is overly protective teaching Lindsey how to drive, Nick takes over and makes Lindsey feel confident, until she scratches Suzannes’s car and chooses to lie about it.

Despicable E
Wed. February, 02 at 10/9C
Nick attempts to have a night out with Lindsey, but when all she wants to do is follow around a young celebrity DJ who doesn’t even know her name, Nick tries to teach her how a man should really treat her. Guest starring: Michael Strahan and Lil JJ

She Got Game Night
Wed. February, 02 at 10:30/9:30C
When the Kingston-Persons decide to have a game night, all bets are off, as unlikely friends are drawn to one another when paired together for games. Guest starring: Ice Cube, David Rasche and Toccara Jones

The Valentine’s Day
Wed. February, 09 at 10/9C
Nick tries to help Kevin with his Valentine’s Day at school, but his advice backfires when Kevin gets sent home.

Parent Teacher Trap
Wed. February, 09 at 10:30/9:30C
When Suzanne gets roped into a committee at Kevin’s school where the other moms are mean to her, Nick volunteers to fill in, making things awkward when the ladies love him.

Are you watching“ARE WE THERE YET”?
Wednesday nights @ 10/9pm & 10:30/9:30 on TBS.

LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL.