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Date and lineup announced for 2018 Patrice Oneal comedy benefit

Bill Burr has announced the lineup for the 6th annual Patrice Oneal Comedy Benefit, to be held Feb. 20, 2018, at New York City Center. Tickets are on sale now for $75 (the show always sells out). Here’s the synopsis with the 2018 lineup: On November 29, 2011 one of the greatest stand up comics of all time passed away. If you never saw him live, the genius of Patrice O’Neal is not something that can be described. He was beyond a comic’s comic. For anyone who ever met him, saw him perform, was on the receiving end of...

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How Patrice Oneal got one stand-up to hold the Sauce and drop his onstage nickname

Patrice Oneal died five years ago today, on Nov. 29, 2011. There are many of his famous peers who knew and adored him, and not only have shared their stories about him but also continue to celebrate Oneal and help his family financially with an annual benefit. Next year’s show, recently announced, 4th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert happens Jan. 26, 2016, at New York City Center. It’s a night of stand-up comedy to honor the memory of a master comedian and true friend with performances by Dave Attell, Greer Barnes, Bill Burr, Rachel Feinstein, Godfrey, Artie Lange, Russ Meneve, Jim...

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DVD review: Patrice Oneal, “Elephant in the Room”

Patrice O’Neal embodied and espoused brutal honesty. And in his first, and regrettably only full special released during his lifetime, Oneal addressed the “Elephant in the Room” as one of the best comedy CD/DVDs of 2011. Oneal had been tagged with too many unfair labels by critics and detractors over recent years because of his brutal honesty. But this comedian wasn’t afraid — not to call things as he saw them, but rather, to call things as they were. Right off the bat during his taping last November in NYC during the New York Comedy Festival, he delayed his planned...

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RIP Patrice Oneal, 1969-2011

Patrice Oneal, who suffered a stroke in October, has died. He was 41. Oneal was one of the funniest comedians anyone has known in recent years, although his propensity for telling the truth often burned bridges within the community. He recently appeared on Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen. Hopefully his full performance — edited heavily for the initial broadcast — will surface now. Oneal was a regular guest on the Opie and Anthony program on regular and satellite radio. Opie posted to his Twitter followers today: “Yes it’s true that our pal Patrice O’Neal has passed away. The...

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Canada denies Patrice Oneal border entry, canceling his Just For Laughs Montreal shows

Patrice Oneal has performed in Canada "40 times," but the forty-first time was not even close to the charm, as customs officials at the Canadian border refused Oneal entry, where he was supposed to perform his one-man show this week at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival. The Zoofest (part of JFL) main page posted an update an hour ago to apologize for the cancellation, saying: "Sad but true. Patrice Oneal is no-go at Zoofest. These things happen in our world. We are very sorry. Everybody at Zoofest wanted to see Patrice Oneal as much as you guys did." In fact, Oneal was a big hit in Montreal two years ago with his previous one-man show (my review of Patrice Oneal at JFL Montreal in 2008). What happened? Oneal explained on his Twitter feed @BIGMOMMAPRODS on Monday night: "I shoulda bn in montreal on saturday nite Canadian border police thought other wise. I now know I cn drive 12hrs straight if needed" "For anyone who heard me talk about it. Yes for that." "In a angry french girl accent it sounds really embarrassing. You commit RIP?!! Leave Kinuda now" Opie & Anthony talked about it and played old tape that explains Oneal's statutory rape conviction from when he was just 16 (she was 15 and white) — 24 years ago. Audio content is...

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