I saw Patrice O’Neal perform at the Montreal Just for Laugh Comedy Festival in 2008. I had never heard of him before and he tore the room apart, making me laugh so hard my sides hurt.
Patrice O’Neal was probably one of, if not the funniest comedian people had never heard of. Mostly because his success was on the stand-up stage and he never transitioned into a big movie or television star.
He unfortunately passed away early at the age of 41 in November of last year which was a shame because he was still at his peak at the time.
I recently came across this Documentary on Youtube by Mischief Maker Productions which sums up Patrice perfectly.