We end Black Comedians week with one trailblazer and two inheritors of his style: Paul Mooney, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock.
When I think of Paul Mooney, I think of fearless. He has never tried to sugarcoat his comedy, and though bruising and wincing, the truth just bursts through.
Paul Mooney is the Town Crier for America and has never shied away from that role. If you’re uncomfortable by what he says – GOOD! You’re supposed to be.
Eddie Murphy burst onto the scene and just bowled us over. His impressions on SNL were classic.
Chris Rock is another one that just went KAPOW on the scene.