Paul Mooney

Paul Mooney


Louisiana, USA

Birth Name

Paul Mooney I


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Paul Mooney wrote most of Richard Pryor's stand up comedy material. Invented "In Living Color" character Homey The Clown. He grew up in Oakland. He also wrote stand up comedy for Redd Foxx.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Paul Mooney played the role of Daman Wayans' father in the Spike Lee film "Bamboozled" as the comedian Junebug.

    • Paul Mooney was the head writer for "The Richard Pryor Show". He gave Sandra Bernhard her first big break in show business.

    • In January 2006, Paul Mooney appeared in a three-part mini-series with Wayne Brady entitled "That's What I'm Talking About".

    • Paul Mooney was the head writer for the television series "In Living Color" during its first season.

    • On November 26, 2006, Mooney appeared on CNN and talked about how he would stop using "the n-word", due to Michael Richards' outbursts on stage at The Laugh Factory.

    • Paul Mooney is divorced and has twin sons named Daryl and Dwayne Mooney.

    • "I always drop in some history. It's knowledge. There's always a message in my comedy and you may not get it that night - it's like time bombs. It'll get you a week later. You'll understand."

    • When growing up he ran away from home and joined the Charles Gody Circus.
      He went down in history as the first ever African-American ringmaster.

  • Quotes

    • Paul Mooney: Why do white people love Wayne Brady? Because Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X.

  • I never forget the funniest comedian I saw on Robert Townsend's comedy shows!

    Paul Mooney!!! No wonder Homey the Clown, Richard Pryor and Red Foxx were continuously funny! I pondered as a child would the world ever see another comedian break down the hood-likeliness of an actual space creature falling into the hood Paul Mooney. If no one knows, putting "his *** in a pot of greens" was the funniest line I had ever heard! E.T.!!! Come on...who'd really let a space creature dial long distance with today's cost-of-service?! I'm glad to see that the good are still among the great. It is truly a blessing to see a Childhood Favorite with a up & coming Legend!moreless