Thursday, June 3, 2010
Paul Mooney Has A Tiger In His Crosshairs
By Scott Tre
We knew he'd get around to it sooner or later. Anyone who has even a casual familiarity with the work of Paul Mooney knows that he never passes up an opportunity to offer his perspective on the latest scandals involving black superstars. You never know exactly what angle he'll come from, but rest assured it will be hilarious and insightful. Paul has the uncanny ability to take the candid honesty found in Black barbershops across America and filter it through his own thoughtfully warped perspective. He knows just what elements to exaggerate and embellish in order to reveal the underlying absurdity of a situation.
In the following YouTube clip, recorded on March 23 at the Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta, Mooney addresses the Tiger Woods situation as only he can. Nothing is off limits as Mooney openly questions Tiger's connection to his African American heritage as well as his intestinal fortitude. His observations aren't as outrageous or obscure as many would like to think. Whether you agree with them or not, you have to respect Mooney's boldness. He's been in the business for years and has never changed his perspective or his approach to comedy. That kind of dedication is rare.
So hit the play button and prepare to be offended (or not). Special thanks to Krazylikethatglue for uploading this hilarious footage to YouTube.