Patrice O’Neal made great strides in establishing himself as a respected stand-up comedian. For nearly two decades, his edgy brand of comedy gained him fans from across the nation and allowed him to be a mainstay on “Comedy Central.” But due to health complications that stemmed from a stroke and diabetes, O’Neal died at 41.
His untimely death should help raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and exercising on a consistent basis.
For those who never witnessed O’Neal’s comedy routine, here are five of his funniest moments on stage. –amir shaw