Posted in comedy on November 29, 2011

by Klaus Kinski

Patrice O'Neal
Patrice

As you may have heard, comedian Patrice O'Neal passed away this morning after suffering a stroke back on October 19th. The news of the stroke first reared its ugly head a week after the actual incident when comedians Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos and Keith Robinson confirmed it on the Opie and Anthony radio show on October 26th. As he had survived the stroke, there was always the hope that the big man would somehow pull through. Unfortunately, he lost the battle. Patrice was an absolutely brilliant comedian, respected by both the indie comedy community and the more mainstream comedy folks. He had an absolutely expert knack for presenting you with controversial material in such a playful way that he always managed to avoid coming across as controversial for the sake of being controversial. He was such a charming and magnetic presence that it is incomprehensible that he's gone at 41 years of age. To the uninitiated, do yourself a favor and spend some time on youtube. And to the medical experts who will no doubt rear their ugly heads any second now, I say "Fuck you, troll" in advance. RIP Patrice.

---

      

Comments (30)

My favorite guest on Opie & Anthony and one of the funniest guys I've heard. He left hours of classic material for people to discover from his years of radio work.

RIP my big baby girl Patrice. We'll miss you.

Posted by Doug C | November 29, 2011 10:41 PM

I don't want to be the one to pass judgement, decide who gets in. Shit makes me sick to my stomach, I get the runs from the stress. It's not cause you're not hot, I would love to tap that ass. I would tear that ass up. I can't let you in cause you're old as fuck. For this club, you know, not for the earth.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:42 PM

I will youtube some Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:47 PM

Damn.. What a loss. Funny dude gone too soon. RIP Patrice. You'll be missed.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:03 PM

10:42 I truly hope you are joking around and knowing that was not Patrice who utters those lines in Knocked Up

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:21 PM

Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn had four main panelists, and now two of them are dead, Patrice and Greg Giraldo. Weird and sad.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:25 PM

miss you patriki...O&A will never be the same with out you

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 12:18 AM

r.i.p. to such great talent

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 12:33 AM

He was also great as T-Bone on Arrested Development. "Oh, most definitely"

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 12:34 AM

Aw, man... Great comedian.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 12:42 AM

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:11 AM

RIP Patrice. Thats too young.

Hate to say it but too bad it wasn't Dipaolo who is a guest on Hannity I found out on a web site since I dont watch Fox news especially knowing Roger Ailes history with Nixon.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:49 AM

10:42 should punch himself in the face. Wrong guy you retard! He's probably from Iowa.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 4:09 AM

10:42 while you were looking at imdb for the quote you could have also looked to see that wasn't Patrice O'neal who said that...

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 8:39 AM

RIP one of the funniest dudes on the planet.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 8:39 AM

They all look alike to 10:42...
RIP my brotha.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 8:55 AM

@2:49 - Yes, let's pay respect by saying it should've been someone else. How about this...go F yourself!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 8:55 AM

12:34..... yes!

"You didn't by any chance burn down the fur warehouse?"

"Oh, most definitely!"

Also hilarious on The Office.

RIP, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 9:19 AM

"I will youtube some Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn tonight."

Same.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 9:20 AM

"And to the medical experts who will no doubt rear their ugly heads any second now, I say "Fuck you, troll" in advance."

the pre-emptive troll hate is getting pretty annoying now. just ignore them like BV, keep it classy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 9:48 AM

I didnt even recognize this dudes name until i read the Office quote above, a show on which i recall him being damn funny. I'm just really out of touch guys. at least now I get to check out the work of a comic im not familiar with.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 9:58 AM

"dude... you mad CORNY!"

RIP Patrice

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 10:01 AM

^ I agree. But pathetically, people find it tough to ignore stuff they should ignore.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 10:05 AM

He was great on vh1's web junk 20. A very funny dude

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 10:10 AM

I loved him in Hot Tub Time Machine. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 10:57 AM

great white buffalo

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 11:09 AM

He had great chemistry with Nick DiPaolo on Tough Crowd.

RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 11:23 AM

Doogie did whaaaat???!

RIP Patrice

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:20 PM

u d man patrice! I wouldnt have gone to see u anyway cos i dont go near shwoogy clubs

Posted by johnson | January 12, 2013 5:46 AM

r.i.p you will be missed

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 3:05 PM

Leave a Comment