Sad news today as Bernie Mac has died. Previous rumors had him passing early, but apparently earlier today he finally succumbed to pneumonia. One of the Original Kings of Comedy, Mac was a brilliant practitioner of stand-up with an amazing control of an audience. It’s a shame that his final concert film, “The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me Mac”, will never come to pass now. (At the time I had speculated that it would not be a final farewell as Bernie was only 49. Sigh.)
New York Times Obit
Here’s the story behind Bernie Mac’s first breakout performance on Def Jam Comedy Jam.
Bernie Mac Didn’t Fear Dying (On Stage)