Super-talented Patrice O’Neal has an estimated net worth of $500,000. Considered the comedian’s comedian, O’Neal generated his net worth from being a stand-up comedian, radio presenter and celebrity. O’Neal Afterward made an appearance on Showcase at the Apollo and Friday Night Videos. He also became a regular on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central. Yet O’Neal suffered the first blow in his career. The comedian made a move to LA in the late 90’s, in pursuit of a television and movie career. He even conceded he’ll tap dance and strove to conform to Hollywood’s high demands.
Patrice O’Neal Net Worth $500,000 Dollars
Despite his attempts to break into Hollywood, O’Neal was unsuccessful as well as the strain was starting to show. He said of his dark instant of his life “if I have a gun, I would have shot myself” O’Neal came back fighting when he moved to the Big Apple in 2002 and became a regular guest to The Opie and Anthony radio show. O’Neal would occasionally step in as the cohost. By 2006, O’Neal was the host of a relationship guidance call-in show known as The Black Dr Phil (on XM Satellite Radio). Aired occasionally on Saturday nights, the show came to an abrupt end due to the station’s budget concerns. The following year, O’Neal began his own net show called The Patrice O’Neal Show-Coming Soon!
After a couple of seasons, O’Neal left the show, expressing the ‘audience was quite different from his own.’ O’Neal performs in comedy clubs in Nyc, making headline appearances at Comix Comedy Club and Caroline’s. This week (27 October 2011) it was disclosed that O’Neal, a life long diabetic, suffered a stroke last week. His condition is unknown. Charlie Sheen, comedians Colin Quinn and Jim Norton are amongst O’Neal’s well-wishers.
On November 29th, 2011 Patrice O’Neal died from complications stemming in the stroke he suffered in October. He was 41 years old.
Had two dogs: Gladys, a poodle, and Dude, a Westie.
Signed a sitcom deal with the FX network shortly before he died.
Survived by his fiancée Von Decarlo, her daughter Amilyom, a sister Zinder, and his mother Georgia.
After working on 25th Hour (2002), Spike Lee offered him a holding deal but he turned it down.
Suffered a stroke on October 19, 2011.
His agent was Matt Frost.
Was a star football player in high school but quit football in college to major in theatre arts.
He prefers his name spelled without the apostrophe.
He was named after Patrice Lumumba and Malcolm X.
He is a diabetic.
Attended Northeastern University but did not graduate.
His infectious laugh.
Confronting audience members.
Philosophies on relationships and race relations.
[on if he ever considered changing his name] Hell, no. That name made me a man.
[on why he did not return to The Office (2005)] It was a six-line character. I just couldn't do it.
I like to be loved or hated - I don't like mediocre. So I'd rather have the entire crowd hate me than to have 90% hate me.
A lot of people walk out of my show. If I've got 250-300 people in the audience, 20 will walk out. I average about 20 walkouts, which is good. Because everybody else stays, and I love that. That's what comedy is. Not everybody should be laughing at everything at the same time. That's not even natural. My thing is to feel natural, because I don't want to feel like I could just make people laugh at every single joke, every single time, with the same decibel level.