This week´s clip comes via one of the greatest comedic writers of his generation, Paul Mooney. ¨Jesus Is Black¨ (2007), kicks off its first 10 minutes with ruminations on Mexicans and illegal immigration in California. Funny stuff.
Mooney might lean heavy on his use of the ¨N¨ word, and makes harsh assessments of race in America his calling card. Still, you have to respect him, because he´s an uncompromised comedic force, who hasn´t been made soft by Disney movies and Hollywood contracts.
For the uninitiated, he may be hard to stomach. Sure, he´s racist, but there´s no denying some of the stinging truths in his work.
You can find tons of video of Mooney´s work online. From his earlier days writing jokes for Richard Pryor, to clips of his hilarious creations on Dave Chappelle´s show.
Pryor goes in on Paul around the 5:34 mark of this clip from a comedy roast. Ending his session by calling Mooney a ¨brilliant writer¨.
¨Brilliant¨ doesn´t seem like an overstatement either, when you consider that Mooney is the man who created Homey D. Clown.