Piers Morgan on Patrice O’Neal: She Was Very Funny (Video)

CNN host eulogizes and castrates deceased funny-man in one fell swoop


CNN host Piers Morgan made a big boo-boo while attempting to honor deceased comedian Patrice O'Neal, who died on Tuesday at the age of 41.

Also read: Comedian Patrice O'Neal Dead at 41

Apparently, Morgan was too wrapped up in awe of O'Neal's comedic talents to realize that the stand-up comic was, in fact, a man.

Turning to his guest Dane Cook — widely revered as America's Funnyman — during Tuesday night's "Piers Morgan Tonight," Morgan intoned, "It’s a sad day for comedy with the death of Patrice O’Neal, who I know that you knew. She died of a stroke today. I want to take a quick look at Patrice on Jimmy Fallon, to remind everyone just how funny she was.”

Sheesh — Larry King was never this clueless. Um, right?

Check out Morgan's gender blunder in the video.