Known for being your favorite comedian's favorite comedian, Paul Mooney never knew how to hold back. He wrote many of the pointed sketches seen on "The Richard Pryor Show" which only lasted one season in the 1970s. Mooney is also responsible for giving the first break to comedians who went on to become comedic superstars in their own right. John Witherspoon, Tim Reid, and Robin Williams all owe their careers to him.
Paul Mooney is also known for delivering stand-up comedy that will most likely offend everyone in the room. Famous for using the N-word freely throughout his lengthy career, Mooney vowed to stop using the racial epithet once Seinfeld star Michael Richards went on a tirade at a performance at The Laugh Factory, using the word because two black men were heckling him.