Comedian Patrice Oneal suffers stroke

By | October 26, 2011 at 7:01 am | 29 comments | feature slider, News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

After 30 minutes of ribbing amongst friends, the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM this morning got serious. Veteran comedian and longtime O&A regular Patrice Oneal, recently seen on Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen, suffered a stroke last Wednesday.

Show co-host, comedian Jim Norton invited all the regular guests on the show to make the announcement. Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos and Keith Robinson were all present. “We wanted it to come from us,” Norton said. “We don’t know how he is. We don’t know how he’s going to be. I didn’t want to do this by myself. I wish we had more news for you.”

“It’s so fucking sad,” Vos added. “It’s hard to talk about it. He’s such a good friend. It’s too hard to fucking talk about it on the air without any answers. It’s hard. What can you say? We pray that everything works out. And deep in my heart, for real, I think everything will work out.”

And although Norton and company stressed that fans should not try to reach out, send gifts or flowers or otherwise try to contact the 41-year-old comic or his family directly, they did offer an email — loveforpatrice@gmail.com — to which listeners can send supportive e-mails to Oneal’s wife and family.

“If you pray, pray,” Kelly said. “Love him or hate him, he’s one of the funniest guys on the planet Earth. And he’s our really good friend. We just wanted you to know that he needs your prayers.”

UPDATE: 11 am ET — the audio of the announcement is below:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/adrian.Admiral.christie Adrian Christie

    Patrice is just amazing he made me smile when  no one else could !!! Get well funny man !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrian.Admiral.christie Adrian Christie

    Patrice is just amazing he made me smile when  no one else could !!! Get well funny man !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505163166 Comedian Boima Freeman

    Get well soon Patrice, prayer goes to your family as well

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  • Pat’s Missing Toe

    Come on Patrice, get better!    Fame was calling any minute now…..Dammit.             We all love ya.

  • Pat’s Missing Toe

    Come on Patrice, get better!    Fame was calling any minute now…..Dammit.             We all love ya.

  • http://twitter.com/MagickSpider Spider

    Sorry to hear about Patrice. Hoping for a speedy and complete recovery…

  • http://twitter.com/MagickSpider Spider

    Sorry to hear about Patrice. Hoping for a speedy and complete recovery…

  • http://twitter.com/beniaminov Dmitry Beniaminov

    hang in there, @bigmommaprods:twitter we’re hoping you’ll pull through. You’re one funny, unapologetic motherfucker.

  • http://twitter.com/beniaminov Dmitry Beniaminov

    hang in there, @bigmommaprods:twitter we’re hoping you’ll pull through. You’re one funny, unapologetic motherfucker.

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  • Bryan Wood

    There’s so many celebrities out that that I wouldn’t care about at all if I heard this about them, but this actually makes me sad. I hope everything turns out alright.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dweezler Eric C. Pruitt

    Horrible news.  Just watched his “Elephant in the Room” special a few days ago.  Hopefully he pulls through.

  • Jon Locke

    Dang one of the best guys in comedy!Praying for a full and speedy recovery Patrice!

  • Jon Locke

    Dang one of the best guys in comedy!Praying for a full and speedy recovery Patrice!

  • Jon Locke

    Dang one of the best guys in comedy!Praying for a full and speedy recovery Patrice!

  • Jon Locke

    Dang one of the best guys in comedy!Praying for a full and speedy recovery Patrice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.gervasi Mike Gervasi

    Patrice, you just can;t seem to catch a break. Get through this and hopefully something solid will finally come through for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.gervasi Mike Gervasi

    Patrice, you just can;t seem to catch a break. Get through this and hopefully something solid will finally come through for you.

  • The Lewd Ood

    I can’t wait to cry laughing when Big Baby starts talking about how much strokes suck.  Easily one of the five funniest people on earth.

    Get well soon, Patrice, we love you!!!

  • http://twitter.com/TonySolo Tony

    God Bless Patrice

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLOMMDMHMPHOINX7Y4M54X63XQ david

    i look forward to seeing him at the d.c. improv every year, get ur big ass better

  • http://www.facebook.com/amstrassner Amanda May Strassner

    Thanks for picking this story up so quickly. Best wishes to Patrice and his family! <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1204869632 Dennis Mattinson

    Thoughts and prayers to Patrice – one funny mofo

  • Adam Hogan

    “You “

  • Adam Hogan

    “You know who I pray to? Joe Pesci. Two reasons: First of all, I think he’s a good actor, okay? To me, that counts. Second, he looks like a guy who can get things done. Joe Pesci doesn’t fuck around. In fact, Joe Pesci came through on a couple of things that God was having trouble with. ” George Carlin
     
    I pray to Joe that Patrice is gonna be ok!!!

  • daver1

    My prayers go out to Patrice, his family and friends!

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