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Patrice O’Neal

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Comedian Jim Norton reflects on his fallen friend Patrice O’Neal

By his own admission, Patrice O’Neal was something of a professional bridge-burner, but he was also an incredibly talented comedian who had a lot of friends. Unfortunately, it’s only since his death in November of 2011 that O’Neal has begun to find the kind of recognition that he deserved, but which through accident or design […]

Patrice O’Neal Twitter reactions: Patton Oswalt, Charlie Sheen, Sarah Silverman and more (photo)

Patrice O’Neal Twitter reactions: Patton Oswalt, Charlie Sheen, Sarah Silverman and more

As a longstanding member of the comic community with a generally affable demeanor, Patrice O’Neal had many friendships among his peers. From Patton Oswalt and Opie & Anthony to Colin Quinn and Marc Maron, his brothers-in-arms have flooded Twitter with expressions of sadness and love. The outpouring of affection comes from both existing friends of […]

Exclusive: Dane Cook reacts to Patrice O’Neal passing – “Truly a force to be reckoned with” (photo)

Exclusive: Dane Cook reacts to Patrice O’Neal passing – “Truly a force to be reckoned with”

Dane Cook may be a comedy superstar with chart-topping albums and sold-out arena shows, but at the beginning of his career he was simply a young comic starting out in Boston alongside a fellow newcomer named Patrice O’Neal. With the tragic passing today of O’Neal, we asked one of his oldest industry friends for his […]

Comedian Patrice O’Neal dead at 41 (photo)

Comedian Patrice O’Neal dead at 41

Comedian Patrice O’Neal passed away on Tuesday at the age of 41. The diabetic funnyman suffered a stroke last month, and succumbed to unspecified complications November 29, according to reports. O’Neal’s agent Matt Frost issued a statement today, saying, “It is with terrible sadness we must report that Patrice O’Neal passed away this morning… due […]