With sadness comes the news that Bernie Mac died this morning from complications of pneumonia. He was 50.
Bernard Jeffrey McCullough was a late bloomer in comedy. I first noticed him in the 1994 movie “House Party 3.”
His hit sitcom, “The Bernie Mac Show,” was one of the few TV shows about black folks that you could be proud to enjoy.
Below are a few minutes of Bernie Mac on “The Daily Show.” This clip is from 2001, when “The Original Kings of Comedy” was still hot. He had just begun work on “The Bernie Mac Show.”
I’m so glad he got to enjoy the sweet taste of show-business success.