Bernie Mac, a very funny fellow, died early this morning from complications due to pneumonia. He was just 50-years old. Mac had a blue act, but also had a great vulnerability that made him a success on TV. He was never afraid to bust on himself. I thought the first few seasons of The Bernie Mac Show were especially winning. More than anything he was authentic, true to himself. He was the real deal. He made me laugh a lot, and he made me laugh hard.
Man, this is just lousy news. Here is the routine that became the basis for his show:
"Don't touch my old school, my new school, my slow jams, my party jams, my happy rap, and you bet not touch my James Brown...or somebody is really going to get hurt."