Patrice O’Neal will get to make ’em laugh once more. Radio hosts Opie and Anthony will say goodbye to their friend and the longtime visitor to their Sirius XM Radio show with a weekend-long tribute to the late comedian who passed away Tuesday at the age of 41, due to the complications from a stroke.
According to a release from Opie and Anthony, the radio hosts, along with comedian Jim Norton, will broadcast a nonstop marathon of O’Neal’s funniest and most memorable visits to the program over the past eight years. (Highlights will include the actor/comedian reviewing popular country music, as well as receiving career advice from Chris Rock.)
In addition to playbacks of O’Neal’s visits, there will be on-air tributes, stories, and memories shared by those in the comedy business mourning the loss of their friend and beloved colleague, including Louis C.K., Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Dane Cook, Kurt Metzger, Rich Vos, Amy Schumer, Joe DeRosa, Bob Kelly, Jim Florentine, and Colin Quinn, who wrote from his Twitter earlier this week that the button-pushing stand-up star was, “One of a kind. In heaven right now, charming half and infuriating half, then reversing.”
The O’Neal tribute will begin 6 a.m. EST on Saturday, Dec. 3, and will run throughout the entire weekend on Sirius XM Radio’s Opie & Anthony Channel.