Influential seems an understatement to describe Mooney, who wrote for many of Richard Pryors film and television projects, penned for Sanford and Son, led the writing team at Good Times, and created one of In Living Colors most memorable characters (Homey D. Clown). More recently, viewers of Chappelles 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 hell certainly have some sharp observations for us tonight.
April 10-13, 2008