As a stand-up comedian, O'Neal was a mere cut above average; his discussion and debate established him as one of the most hilarious, insightful and fearlessly aggressive comics in the Anglosphere. He'll be sorely missed in an era when unfunny comedy is a predominant mode, and not only by Opie & Anthony's listeners.
RIP, Patrice O'Neal. Patrice was one of the funniest black comedians in modern stand-up. His humor tackled issues that society usually likes to shy away from (especially when it comes to women), and was a brilliant guest on Opie and Anthony (his discussions about race, the entertainment business, and others were some of the funniest and most intelligent I've ever heard). Patrice, you'll be dearly missed.
Patrice Lumumba Malcolm Oneal (December 7, 1969 - November 29, 2011), usually credited as Patrice O'Neal, was an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor. He was known for his cutting, often confrontational crowd work during which he often played couples against each other. He was a resident of Jersey City, New Jersey.