The world of comedy lost one of its greatest figures when Paul Mooney passed away in his Oakland home on May 19, 2021. Now, West Hollywood's Laugh Factory is hosting a star-studded event in honor of the legendary funny guy.
The tribute is set to take place on Thursday, May 27, at 3 pm Los Angeles time. Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, and Eddie Murphy are among those who will reportedly be in attendance, although the list is likely to grow.
Hart previously paid tribute to the late comedian on social media. And while the Fatherhood actor kept it short and sweet, Tiffany Haddish took to Instagram with a long message to honor the icon's passing. The comedian called Mooney "one of my Greatest teachers" before listing the many lessons she learned from him.
"You are and always will be my Godfather. You taught me how to put together a joke, that everybody is not my friend, that my Pride will keep me homeless and how to protect my spirit and self," Tiffany wrote. "I will always remember your laugh We would be talking and I would say something and you would just laugh so hard."
She continued, "Then look at me and say 'You full crazy and this is what you need to do...' My heart would be so Happy cause I made you laugh I would only realize you check the hell out of me and gave me knowledge like 20mins later." Haddish then promised to continue Mooney's legacy by sharing his knowledge "all the time." Wow, what a tear-jerker. Apparently, the Black Mitzvah star can make us laugh and cry.
So what will the sure-to-be-legendary night at the Laugh Factory entail? The owner and founder of the Laugh Factory, Jamie Masada, told TMZ that the guests will share their favorite memories of the late comedian and partake in some stand-up. A fitting way to honor the man who made a career out of making people laugh.