Paul Mooney Hurls N-Word During Rambling ‘Arsenio’ Set; Audience Offended

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  • Comic Paul Mooney – who prides himself on making audiences uncomfortable and is no stranger to using the N-word – did both during a taping of “The Arsenio Hall Show” Monday night in what one person tweeted as “the most embarrassing, disrespectful standup bombing ever.”

    According to TMZ, Mooney was booked to do a short standup bit on the late night show, but rambled on for more than 14 minutes in a routine that touched on everything from “Roots” to President Obama to his admiration of an audience member’s giant breasts

    TMZ reports:

    But things really went off the rails when Mooney turned his attention to a black guy in the audience who he called a “bald-headed n**ga.”

    One person who was there tells us … the crowd was stunned — and sat in awkward silence as Mooney tried to transition into different material.

    We’re told it appeared producers were scrambling to cut him off and end the segment — but Paul ignored the cues and kept going until a crew member used the P.A. system to interrupt him … and a staff member went on stage to tell him to wrap it up.

    One audience member tweeted about the scene — saying, “OMG! I just witnessed THE MOST EMBARASSING, Disrespectful “standup” BOMBING ever by Paul Mooney @arseniohall I wanted to walk out!”

    Eventually, Arsenio jumped in and helped end the segment in a respectful manner.

    Above is the edited version that aired, just shy of four minutes.

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