In the aftermath of Michael Richards' infamous N-word meltdown, comedian Paul Mooney vowed to stop using the word that torpedoed the career of his fellow comic, calling on others to join him in banishing the word and claiming that Richards' hateful tirade "cured" him of the word. It wasn't a lasting cure, as it didn't take long for him to slip up and use it during a routine, but still, it was a nice gesture. "I've been black too damn long," he said by way of apology. Mooney is a no-bullshit observer of race relations who can make you take a hard look at reality and laugh about it. Depending on your age, you may know him as Negrodamus on Chappelle's Show or as writer for In Living Color, Sanford and Son and Richard Pryor. Mooney performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday; 6:30, 9 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road. Tickets are $15 to $17. Call 972-404-8501 or visit improvclubs.com.
May 8-11, 2008