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O’Neal: From Roxbury to Comedy Central

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December 2, 2011
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“I’m a sexist, I’m a racist, but it’s fun.’’ A comment like that could sink many a career, but for Patrice O’Neal, the Roxbury-born comedian who died this Monday of complications from a stroke, it was just another routine. It was that frankness that drew audiences to his acts - first here in Boston, then around the country, and, finally, on television shows on Comedy Central and Showtime.

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