November 30, 2011 11:32am PT by Sofia M. Fernandez
Patrice O'Neal Comedy Special Being Rebroadcast Twice on Wednesday (Video)
Comedy Central will air Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room twice on Wednesday in honor of the comedian. O'Neal died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at the age of 41.
Elephant in the Room was the comedian's first hour-long stand-up special for Comedy Central. He had previously had half-hour specials on Showtime, Comedy Central and HBO.
O'Neal tackled "the unspoken truths about the value of white women, cheating, safe sex and the need for an official Harassment Day" on Elephant in the Room, notes the network. O'Neal produced the special along with Jonathan Brandstein and Irwin Entertainment.
The program airs at 8 p.m. and again at midnight in uncensored form.
Comedy Central said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, "With the passing of Patrice O'Neal, the comedy community has lost another great voice. Whether in his stand-up, in our Roasts or as a frequent contributor to our series, Patrice spoke his mind, giving voice to the inequalities he saw around him, producing both laughter and reflection in the process. Our thoughts are with his family."
O'Neal appeared multiple times on Late Night With Conan O'Brien in addition to appearances at the Montreal Just for Laughs and the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts festivals. His TV and film credits included Arrested Development, The Office, Noggin's O'Grady High, Spike Lee's The 25th Hour and Head of State with Chris Rock. He was also a frequent guest on the Opie and Anthony radio show.
O'Neal was remembered by colleagues Tuesday, with comedians like Dane Cook, Ricky Gervais and Bob Saget writing about him via social media sites.
O'Neal discusses harassment in the workplace in this raunchy clip from Elephant in the Room below.