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Patrice Oneal gets gigs at Comedy Central

24 March 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Comedy Central is teaming with comedian Patrice Oneal for a pilot presentation and stand-up special.

The semi-scripted comedy/reality presentation, titled "Patrice Oneal's Guide to White People," will star Oneal as a professor of whiteness teaching a Whitey 101 class at an adult school that is designed for foreigners as well as Americans who want to learn "what white people are about and how to get along with them," Oneal said.

He said he got the initial idea after interjecting into a conversation between two white guys about guitar riffs. The men were stunned when Oneal's commented about how great he thought the riff in Eagles' "Hotel California" is.

"I thought it would be a great idea if we just did the show from that angle: I'm a guy who tries to learn about white folks," he said. To do that, in the reality portion of the show, Oneal will »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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