Paul Mooney (comedian)
|Birth name||Paul Gladney|
|Born||August 4, 1941|
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||May 19, 2021 (aged 79)|
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up comedy, television, film, books|
|Genres||Observational comedy, improvisational comedy, sketch comedy|
|Subject(s)||African-American history, African-American culture, American politics, identity politics, current events, racism, race relations, pop culture|
|Notable works and roles||Sam Cooke in The Buddy Holly Story|
Junebug in Bamboozled
Negrodamus in Chappelle's Show
Paul Gladney (August 4, 1941 – May 19, 2021), better known by the stage name Paul Mooney, was an American comedian, writer, social critic and actor. He was best known as a writer for comedian Richard Pryor. He played singer Sam Cooke in The Buddy Holly Story (1978) and Junebug in Bamboozled (2000). He also made many appearances on Chappelle's Show.