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Paul’s House 

Wednesday, Apr 9 2008
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At first glance, Paul Mooney appears far too serious to be one of America’s most incisive comedic wits. Some of his favorite topics are politics and, in his words, the “illusion of inclusion,” and these can be grave subjects. But sometimes he just gets himself and the stone face cracks into one of the most infectious smiles around. Once in a while, Mooney himself has to admit that he’s just that funny.

Influential seems an understatement to describe Mooney, who wrote for many of Richard Pryor’s film and television projects, penned for Sanford and Son, led the writing team at Good Times, and created one of In Living Color’s most memorable characters (Homey D. Clown). More recently, viewers of Chappelle’s Show knew him as Negrodamus, an apt title for a knowledgeable guy. He grew up in Oakland, so Mooney also understands and appreciates the Bay Area. According to the Tribune, he even made his TV debut locally, as a teenager on “KPIX Dance Party” in the late ‘50s. He may not have any dance moves at the ready, but he’ll certainly have some sharp observations for us tonight.
April 10-13, 2008

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