Remembering Bernie Mac

August 17th, 2008 // 3 Comments

The funeral for deceased comedian and actor Bernie Mac was held in his hometown of Chicago at the House of Hope on the South Side. Fellow cast and tourmates from The Original Kings of Comedy Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Steve Harvey stepped up to the podium to speak fondly of their friend and colleague.

Cracking jokes about their friend, the three comedians alternated between solemn remembrance and raucous laughter over past anecdotes. Steve Harvey said, “I’ll see you soon, Bernie…Well, I don’t want to see you too soon.”

Other notable attendees of the funeral were Rev. Jesse Jackson, Chris Rock, Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson. Those who could not attend, sent notes including Sen. Barack Obama, Oprah and Bernie’s Ocean’s Eleven co-star Andy Garcia.


The funeral for deceased comedian and actor Bernie Mac was held in his hometown of Chicago at the House of Hope on the South Side. Fellow cast and tourmates from The Original Kings of Comedy Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Steve Harvey stepped up to the podium to speak fondly of their friend and colleague.

Cracking jokes about their friend, the three comedians alternated
between solemn remembrance and raucous laughter over past anecdotes.
Steve Harvey said, “I’ll see you soon, Bernie…Well, I don’t want to
see you too soon.”

Other notable attendees of the funeral were Rev. Jesse Jackson, Chris Rock, Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson. Those who could not attend, sent notes including Sen. Barack Obama, Oprah and Bernie’s Ocean’s Eleven co-star Andy Garcia.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Alice Drayton

    Mr Mac you were truly one of my favorite comedians. My heart goes out to your family. You have left your legacy but no one will ever be able to replace you.
    RIP, and go with God!

  2. Alice Drayton

    Mr Mac you were truly one of my favorite comedians. My heart goes out to your family. You have left your legacy but no one will ever be able to replace you.
    RIP, and go with God!

  3. PHYLLIS MATHIS

    i REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST HEARD BERNIE MAC ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO I LAUGH SO I CRIED HE WAS FUNNY THEN AND HE WAS FUNNY TILL THE DAY HE DIED .i NEVER MET HIM IN PERSON BUT WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I HEARD HE DIED IT WAS LIKE A PART OF OUR FAMILY HAD PASSED AWAY. THATS THE IMPRESSION BERNIE MAC HAD ON YOU ,YOU LOVE HIM FOR KEEPING IT REAL. I KNOW RIGHT NOW BERNIE IS HAVING A GOOD LAUGH WITH THE LORD

    GOD BLESS YOU BERNIE WE WILL MISS YOU

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