Paul Mooney

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Birthday
4, 1941
Birthplace
Shreveport, LA
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Shreveport, LA

About

Comedian best known for his frequent appearances on Chappelle's Show. He also wrote jokes for legendary comedian, Richard Pryor, as a part of his sketch show during the 1970's.

Before Fame

He was a ringmaster for the Gatti-Charles Circus, during which time he started writing for Pryor; he wrote for Pryor's Saturday Night Live appearances and several of his albums.

Trivia

He gave Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, and John Witherspoon their big breaks while he was head writer for The Richard Pryor Show; he also wrote for Redd Foxx and In Living Color on Fox.

Family Life

He has four children, Symeon, Shane, Dwayne and Daryl. His grandmother, Aimay Ealy or Mama, was his main care provider growing up.

Associated With

He portrayed Damon Wayans' father in Bamboozled, directed by Spike Lee.