One of Paul Mooney’s famous bits is when he took on famous black entertainers that ended up in trouble. On his comedy album Matster Piece (below), Paul goes on to say that these black celebs received their ‘Nigga wake up calls’. In the midst of the Bill Cosby allegations, Paul has now gone on to say the same thing about Bill. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Paul finally shared his thoughts on Cosby, and the current racial tension in America.
HP: What are your thoughts on Bill Cosby and his legacy moving forward?
Mooney: The only thing that I can say about that is that he got his “N****r Wake-up Call” What’s new? Does it surprise you? It goes to show you how much power he didn’t have. They took off all his reruns – TV Land just took everything off. Do you see his stuff on TV now?
HP: Do you think it was fair for TV networks to pull “The Cosby Show” reruns?
Mooney: No. But that’s white America. But you know the old saying, he “don’t have the complexion for the protection.”
HP: You’ve always addressed race relations within your routines. So what are your thoughts on the removal of the Confederate flag in South Carolina? Do you think it will make a difference?
Mooney: No. What flag has done more harm to us than the Confederate flag? It was easy taking down the Confederate flag.
HP: Do you think protesting will help resolve race relations and bring justice to race related crimes?
Mooney: No. Racism is going to be here until you die, I die, till everybody dies. They just get slicker with it. Back in my day, they just said what they wanted to say, nowadays they just do certain things and get slicker with it.
Take a listen to Mooney’s previous joke about ‘Wake Up Calls’ and black celebrities.