On November 29, 2011, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time passed away. If you never saw him live, the genius of Patrice O’Neal is not something easily described. He was beyond a comic’s comic. For anyone who ever met him, saw him perform, was on the receiving end of his signature trash talking, or simply passed him on the street, it was an experience you would never forget. The 7th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert is a night of stand-up comedy to honor the memory of a master comedian, and inspiration to all who knew him, and a true friend.
The show is always an unforgettable one, remembering one of the best comedians of our time. In addition to giving New Yorkers the opportunity to talk about Patrice every year, the benefit always puts on a stellar line up. This year’s performers include Big Jay Oakerson, Bill Burr, Chris Redd, Cipha Sounds (DJ), Gary Gulman, Jim Gaffigan and Michelle Wolf. Legend Rich Vos will host, and most likely sell tshirts.