Patrice O'Neal wants to be professor of whiteness for Comedy Central

By | March 25, 2010 at 10:05 am | 3 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

Patrice O'NealIf you know anything about comedian Patrice O’Neal, it’s that he’s got a lot of opinions about race, namely white people. And it seems not just the veteran stand-up’s fans are showing their appreciation. Comedy Central has ordered a pilot, which O’Neal is set to helm, titled Patrice Oneal’s Guide to White People.

The show will have two elements: a scripted portion and a more reality show feeling portion. According to the Hollywood Reporter, in the scripted portion, O’Neal will play “a professor of whiteness teaching a Whitey 101 class at an adult school that is designed for foreigners as well as Americans who want to learn “what white people are about and how to get along with them,” said Oneal.

The reality portion of the show will find O’Neal talking to people on the street to further delve into what makes people white and what white people like (think vintage clothing). Perhaps he’ll even accuse white gentile’s with kinky hair of trying to be Jewish. He spent 20 minutes doing that to me a few weeks ago during an interview. Fun!

In addition to the pilot, Comedy Central has ordered a one-hour special from O’Neal, which will shoot this year.

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