Patrice O'Neal

Patrice O'Neal
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O'Neal in January 2006
Birth namePatrice Lumumba Malcolm O'Neal
Born(1969-12-07)December 7, 1969
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 29, 2011(2011-11-29) (aged 41)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Medium
  • Stand-up
  • television
  • radio
Years active1992–2011
Genres
Subject(s)
Websitewww.patriceoneal.com

Patrice Lumumba Malcolm O'Neal (December 7, 1969 – November 29, 2011) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and radio personality. He was particularly well-known for his regular guest appearances on the talk show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and the radio show Opie and Anthony.

Raised in the Boston area, O'Neal began his stand-up comedy career in 1992, developing an act based on conversations with the audience, deconstructive analysis, and often confrontational points of view.[1][2] After several years in Boston, O'Neal moved to Los Angeles and toured Australia and England, before settling in New York City. From 2006 to 2008, O'Neal presented The Black Phillip Show on XM Satellite Radio. In 2010, O'Neal filmed his only hour-length comedy special, Elephant in the Room. O'Neal died of a stroke resulting from his type 2 diabetes on November 29, 2011, at the age of 41, 8 days before his 42nd birthday.

  1. ^ Weiner, Jonah (February 16, 2012). "Death of a Stand-Up" (PDF). Rolling Stone. No. 1150. pp. 47–49. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017.

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