Black Is the New White
A fascinating and fearless memoir from an enduring comedy genius -- the legendary, controversial, inimitable Paul Mooney.
Most comedians tell jokes. Paul Mooney tells the truth. And for more than forty years -- whether writing for Richard Pryor and Saturday Night Live, creating In Living Color's Homey D. Clown and Chappelle's Show's Negrodamus, or performing stand-up to sold-out crowds around the country -- he's been provocative, incisive, and always absolutely hi
Admittedly, I had no idea who he was before this book (Mooney jokes about being a complete unknown to white people), but I found myself drawn into his autobiography. Mooney writes of his career, though the bulk of the book is his experiences with one of his best friends, Richard Pryor. His humor is based off his immediate family which he developed int...more
This book is a goldmine of insight into the world of show-biz in L.A...more
When reading this gem, I noticed that th...more
The fact that Paul Mooney is best known for segments on Chappelle's Show is sort of funny in a way, because as Mooney puts it, that show was merely "passing the torch" from what he did with his good friend Richard Pryor. Quietly for decades, Mooney helped write some of Pryor's best stand-up material in addition to the famous SNL sketch with Chevy Chase (there's a funny story about that), Sanford And Son and The Richard Pryor Show.
In fact, most of...more
"Black Is the New White" is an unapologetically candid memoir from a talent whose influence has ranged far wider than his fame-mostly...more
Its a good read