Though I only know him through Last Week Tonight, I love his personality and material.
Last Week Tonight is a political commentary Television show which posts some videos on YouTube. Some of its research and news material is quite impressive, and its comedic presentation makes it particularly entertaining.
With a strong talent for ad-lib, inflammatory rhetoric and confrontation, Patrice O'Neal is (was) a hilariously wrong comedian. He is deceased.
Patrice is astoundingly hilarious, though all too often it's because he's so offensive. I'd like to say he's speaking his mind, but it's impossible to tell, because a comedian crafts a fictional personality to present comedic material, and his is fantastic. He comes off as refreshingly authentic.
He's been a guest for a bunch of radio shows, and he is worth listening to if you can stomach the awful hosts.
With a tenancy to dive into relationship territory, Patrice neither ejects nor leaves a skid mark trying to land. Instead, he explodes like a meteor, throwing up debris and setting everything on fire. He does not hold back.
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This was ported 2005-07-31 from an even earlier system, so the age of this project isn't known offhand.