Image from the Second Annual Patrice O’Neal Benefit, in February 2014 via Huffington Post
It’s official. The Third Annual Patrice O’Neal Benefit will take place on February 11, 2015 at the New York City Center at 7pm.
On November 29, 2011 we lost Patrice O’Neal, undoubtably one of the smartest and funniest comedians of his time– or any time. Patrice was just starting to turn the corner when he passed away, becoming known to larger and larger audiences. His fans adored him. Comedians loved him. And he had an ethic to his comedy– a righteousness– that is both rare and incredibly valuable.
Today Bill Burr called the Opie with Jim Norton show and announced The Third Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert at New York City Center. For the third year in a row, amazing comedians and friends will be performing to remember a friend, honor a brilliant comic, and raise money. On the bill are comedians Ben Bailey, Bill Burr, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Jim Florentine, Jim Norton, Michael Che, & Rich Vos. It’s hard to imagine anyone but Patrice could bring all of these incredible talents to one stage for a single show.
The first two Patrice O’Neal benefit events were completely sold out so you won’t want to wait too long to grab tickets. It’s a beautiful theater, an unbelievable line up, and a tremendous cause.
Tickets are $75 and available now through the NY City Center website.