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    • 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.

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