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Nature Calls and the onscreen legacy of Patrice O’Neal

There’s a funny forest of a movie lost within the trees of Nature Calls, an otherwise forgettable 79-minute movie about a lackluster Boy Scout troop that finds its luster out in the woods. Forgettable entirely (and stars Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle and Maura Tierney might agree) if not for it existing as the last big-screen role of the late, great comedian Patrice O’Neal. Nature Calls screened at SXSW in 2012, a few months after O’Neal died, and showed up a year ago on DVD. O’Neal plays the dad one of the Boy Scouts. He has a grudge against...

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Comedians gather for all-star Second Annual Patrice O’Neal Tribute

Some of our generation’s greatest stand-up comedians once again will pay tribute to one of their own — the late, great Patrice O’Neal — this coming Feb. 18, 2014, at New York City Center. Tickets for the 2nd Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert are $75 and will include performances by Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Dane Cook, Nick DiPaolo, Robert Kelly, Bonnie McFarlane, Jim Norton, Big Jay Oakerson, Colin Quinn, Keith Robinson, Harris Stanton, Talent and Rich Vos. O’Neal died Nov. 29, 2011, at the age of 42. Previously, The Comic’s Comic on Patrice...

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Unapologetic joke thief claims it took months before anyone had a problem with him stealing from the late Patrice O’Neal

Kain Carter has 619,615 subscribers to his YouTube channel, which he titled “hotdamnirock.” For much of the past year, however, what Carter was rocking in his vlogs were monologues ripped verbatim from the mouth of late stand-up comedian Patrice O’Neal. Carter acknowledged this only after being called out on his thievery last week by fans of Patrice and by Dante Nero, who used to work with Patrice on “The Black Phillip Show.” In a new response video Carter posted to his channel on Sunday, he claims he only started quoting O’Neal without attribution earlier this year and did so...

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Review: Patrice O’Neal, “Unreleased” CD

Crowd work, in the hands of a lesser comic, is a crutch to kill time while making the audience feel like it’s part of the act. In the hands of an insult comic, the crowd serves a slightly more vital yet just as gimmicky role. Who are you? What do you do for a living? Something something haha look at you. Patrice O’Neal was no insult comic. He was a giant who made most other headliners feel like lesser comics in his presence. And to him, the audience on any given night in the comedy club he inhabited would...

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Patrice O’Neal’s “Mr. P” debuts at #35 on Billboard album charts

Patrice O’Neal’s posthumous comedy CD, Mr. P, debuted last week at #35 on the Billboard 200 album charts. That’s the best bow for a comedian since last year’s Alpacolypse by “Weird” Al Yankovic, and the highest chart position for a stand-up comedian in several years. It remained the top-selling comedy album in its second week. That’s also great news for O’Neal’s surviving family, as all of the proceeds from the sale of Mr. P go to help them. Buy Patrice O’Neal’s Mr. P on iTunes. Read my review...

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