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Paul Mooney

06/16/13 | 8pm

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. Map

212-997-4144

$35 advance, $40 day of show

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Mr. Paul Mooney was born in Louisiana and grew up in Oakland, California. As a youth, he literally ran away from home and joined the Charles Gody Circus, going down in history as the first African-American ringmaster. He was always writing comedy. He says "When I was Ringmaster, I was doing jokes I thought were funny."

Mooney's first professional gig in comedy was with Richard Pryor. He wrote most of the hilarious routines for Pryor's "Saturday Night Live" appearance, co-wrote material on the groundbreaking "Live On Sunset," "Bicentennial Nigger," and "Is It Something I Said" albums, as well as Pryor's film "Jo Jo Dancer." As head writer for the Richard Pryor show, he was responsible for the national television debuts of Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Marsha Warfield, John Witherspoon, and Tim Reid. As head writer during the first year of FOX's "In Living Color", also debuting the young Jim Carey, he also created the characters Homey the Clown, and the brothers Tom and Tom, to name a few. He co-starred with Damon Wayans and Jada Pinkett-Smith in the Spike Lee film "Bamboozled. He's presently on Showtime, Premiering his latest "Live Taping" entitled, "The Godfather Of Comedy, Paul Mooney".

Paul Mooney came into his own with his controversial debut album "Race. "Masterpiece" continues to stir anger, laughter, and thought. His latest DVD's, Analyzing White America, Know Your History, It's the end of the World and his Latest Release Currently on Showtime, "The Godfather of Comedy, Mr. Paul Mooney. "I always drop history" he explains "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."

Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.

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Upcoming Events at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Buika - 02/24/17

Female Rising Star of Blues Rock! Sari Schorr - 02/24/17

The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume Beatles Brunch with Strawberry Fields - 02/25/17

Cameo Feat. Larry Blackmon W/ Dj Mitch - 02/25/17

A Decade of Soul Classic Soul & Motown Revue - 02/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 02/26/17

Corky Laing Plays Mountain & Kofi Baker Plays Cream - 02/26/17

A Decade of Soul Classic Soul & Motown Revue - 02/26/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 02/26/17

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - 02/27/17

Jon Paris - 02/27/17

5th Annual 'Funky Fat Tuesday' Celebration W/ George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Mardi Gras Madness Tour - 02/28/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars Feat. the Harlem Blues Project - 02/28/17

David Cassidy - 03/04/17

Larry Kirwan (Black 47) and Friends - 03/17/17

Buddy Guy - 05/19/17 - 05/20/17

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