A few weeks back we broke down the launch of the Patrice O’Neal documentary, Better Than You and fundraiser to make it. The doc is being put together by Von DeCarlo, Patrice’s widow. Today, the indiegogo campaign that DeCarlo launched is coming to and end and it needs a little push to reach the goal of 125K. As of the time of this writing, the fundraiser is 83% funded.
This week DeCarlo was the guest on Kurt Metzger and Sherrod Small’s podcast Race Wars and the trio went into great depth about the documentary and shared a lot of Patrice stories. Metzger, who wrote with Patrice on the Charlie Sheen Roast – the only roast O’Neal appeared and one of his final public appearances – gave behind the scenes details about the show. Detailing how Patrice was worried about being portrayed, conflict with the head writer, and how honest a moment the appearance ended up becoming. The entire podcast is a gem of a show for any Patrice fan. It’s comedians that were close to Patrice and his widow exchange stories that truly encapsulate just how rare a person Patrice O’Neal was. So listen to it, but only after you donate to the doc’s fundraising efforts.