This is the hardest post I've had to put up. Patrice O'Neal (December 7, 1969 – November 29, 2011) passed away from suffering a stroke back in October. I never saw Patrice live and I will always regret not doing so.
Patrice had a style that was all his own. His laugh was as original and captivating as his humor. He was probably the only person that could make the Pope laugh at a rape joke. That's what was so impressive about Patrice,even if you didn't agree with what he was saying,you were still going to laugh at it. He was loud,forceful, and a genius. That term get's thrown around a lot but it hold so true with a man that changed comedy forever. I'm really at a lost because my writings can not convey how important he was to comedy. It will never be the same.
Please even if you haven't heard Patrice go buy "Elephant in the Room" and his NEW CD "Mr.P" which you can download on itunes or amazon. All proceeds will go to his family to help with medical bills. Good bye Patrice,you will be severely missed.