Paul Mooney w/ Andy Ritchie at Cap City Comedy Club 4/21-24

If you’re looking for a good, hearty laugh in about two weeks, then you should most definitely head on over to Cap City Comedy Club where you’ll find comedic legend Paul Mooney performing alongside Austin’s own, Andy Ritchie, from Wednesday, April 21st to Saturday, April 24th.

As a stand-up comedian born in Canada, relocated to Los Angeles, and now based in Austin, Andy Ritchie has become a familiar face at Cap City Comedy Club. After a 2009 performance at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, his reputation surged when he was recognized by Time Out New York as only one of four “Standouts” during the entire festival. Making his debut on Comedy Central with a 2009 performance on Live at Gotham, Ritchie can more recently be seen making audiences laugh as a featured performer on CMT’s 2010 Next Biggest Comic Contest. All four nights Ritchie will perform at Cap City before comic veteran, Paul Mooney.

For over forty years, Paul Mooney has been writing and performing comedy–making people laugh and making some memorable (if not borderline offensive) appearances. As his first professional stint being a comedic writer, Mooney began collaborating with (arguably) THE most famous African American comedic legends ever to perform in America–Richard Pryor. After scripting some of Pryor’s routines for Saturday Night Live and co-writing material for some of Pryor’s albums (Live on the Sunset Strip, Bicentennial N*****, and Is It Something I Said), Mooney became the head writer for The Richard Pryor Show, where his work gave many young stand-up comics (i.e. Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, John Witherspoon, and Jim Read) their first big break into show business. As he began breaking into the film industry–acting in cult classics like Which Way Is Up? and Hollywood Shuffle–Mooney began appearing on Chappelle’s Show back in 2003 as the character “Negrodamus” (an African-American version of Nostradamus). Other notable performances by Mooney include a hosting gig for BET’s “25 Most @#%! Moments in Black History” and various performances at the BET Comedy Awards and Showtime at the Apollo. Most of Mooney’s work centers around racism in the US, and although he might come with some controversy (most notably a dig at Diana Ross, criticisms of George W. Bush, and a sudden refusal to use “the N-word”), his skills both as a writer and performer have lasted decades.

For FOUR NIGHTS, Paul Mooney and Andy Ritchie will perform at the Cap City Comedy Club, so you absolutely have no excuse not to see them! To get more information, head over to the Do512 event pages and make sure you click “I Like It!” to get a chance to win a pair of FREE TICKETS to see these two perform!


April 9, 2010. Uncategorized.

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