"It was a comic who believed in me, Paul Mooney. And he unfortunately died today of a heart attack. Prolific comic known from the movie, Which Way Is Up?, but he was also a prolific writer for Richard Pryor, Sanford and Son, Dave Chappelle's Chappelle's Show, In Living Color, but he also played Sam Cooke in The Buddy Holly Story. And when you have an icon like a Paul Mooney say, ‘You can do this,’ or give you comedy notes or something like that, you always remember.”
"The biggest thing I remember was hanging out with him in the New York club Carolines ... I did the two earlier shows, and he did the later, late night shows and he was just a really great mentor. He really knew the game of comedy inside and out. But he was such a great man and a mentor to a lot of comics out there. And we will miss you so much, Paul, but you left us with laughter."
— Sheryl Underwood recalls how the late Paul Mooney mentored her early in her comedy career, while co-hosting CBS’s The Talk. The comedic icon passed away Wednesday, May 19th, after suffering a heart attack in his Oakland home. Mooney was 79.
Check out some videos of Mooney dancing that were shared on his Twitter today.