He was born as Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois.
Bernie Mac’s first standup routine was at the age of 8 for his church congregation!
To me Bernie Mac was a paradigm for his standup comedy, very unique , he also rocked as an actor on film and television known for ‘The Bernie Mac Show.’
I discovered Bernie when I first went to Los Angeles on 2015 same time Micth Hedberg. I fist watch his live stand up show “ I ‘m scared you m,,,f,,ers!” on YouTube and I was stuck with him! I was “WOW he is my guy. “What a dynamic appearance on stage! He blew up my mind. It was the surprise for me and I laugh so hard!
I just said to myself “ He is my style” or wrong : I want to follow his style!Because for me he was stand up comedian teacher!
He said jokes about sex without be rude. He was a great punch Liner and story maker both, his energy on stage,omg he was the first up comedian who used music with live DJ in his shows, Especially in this specific stand up he made small music stops with the song” She got the power”!!!
The delivery of his jokes was so new and unique for me so I watched him hours and hours!
This makes me think: I want to perform like him : how serious he was on stage and he never broke to laugh ,
Plus the issues or stories even like the couple want to have sex and the phone ring : the way he play the female exactly how we the women act !!!His liners was huge inspiration for me because he talk about couple relationships, sex, behaviours on sex , thing who is my lovely subject to write my jokes.
My first performance in the huge comedy club in Hollywood “ Laugh Factory “ I offered my stand up show to his memory! My comedy showtittle was “ all about no sex”, time later I wrote new jokes again I offered to his memory my tittle was “Virgin for second time”.
Another think who attractive me, was even the idea that he was wearing his face in his pants I find this amazingly smart!!!
After I discovered we have same day birthday he was a funny Libra full of energy.
He established a variety show at Chicago’s Regal Theatre.
Mac performed his first standup routine at the age of eight, impersonating his grandparents at the dinner table for the church congregation.
After losing his mother to cancer (his brother, father and grandmother died not long after), Mac realized the healing power of laughter. He was an orphan.
He eventually established his own weekly variety show at Chicago’s Regal Theatre and joined the comedy club circuit in 1977.
Bernie Mac was a comedian who refused to change his image for Hollywood and said that his life in Chicago was who he was, and there was nothing that could change that. He was a mature comedian who was very intelligent and engaging in his television, film and stand-up appearances
He took on his first starring role as an aging baseball hero in Mr. 3000 and then starred again in the race relations comedy Guess Who? (2005).
Mac’s acting career started with a role as a club doorman in the comedy Mo’ Money (1992) and also appeared as Pastor Clever in Friday (1995). Mac’s frequent appearances on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the early and joined the cast of “Ocean’s Eleven.” Mac also reunited with the cast for the sequels Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007).
is my life. It’s the truth, and I’m not ashamed of a minute, an hour, or a second of my life . . .
[interview 12/04] Every time you see a black romance it’s over-the-top. There always has to be extreme hostility between the sexes. He has to cheat. She has to show him how independently strong she is, not just as a woman but as a black woman.
[interview 12/04] I was living in a place where I was harming myself. I was irresponsible. I’d lost several apartments. I couldn’t hold a job. I was tired of being a no-good son of a bitch who called himself a man but was just a grown boy.
[interview 12/04] I have Glocks, .45s, Berettas, Remingtons. I like the marksmanship and the discipline that it takes to be a gun owner. I like the machinery. Being able to take it out and clean it is even more fascinating than having the gun.
[interview 12/04] I’m not a star, and I don’t want to be a star. Stars fall. I’m an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.
On August 9, 2008, Mac died of pneumonia. More than 6,000 people attended a memorial service for Mac at the House of Hope Church on Chicago’s South Side. (1957-2008)He was so young we lose a huge comedian. See you and laugh in the heaven!!!