Comedian and actor Bernie Mac, who died in 2008, has long been the pride of Chicago's South Side. Now CBS Chicago reports that the legacy of the man whose life was cut short at age 50 will be celebrated with an honorary street name. The dedication ceremony is slated to take place today.
“The block of West 69th Street where Mac grew up in the Englewood neighborhood will gain the additional name of “Bernie Mac Street.” …
He gained notoriety as a standup comic in Chicago, making appearances at the Regal Theater, and notably at the famed All Jokes Aside African-American comedy club in the South Loop.
He later became known for his stand-up performance in the Original Kings of Comedy, a tour that showcased some of the most popular contemporary black comedians — Mac, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D.L. Hughley.
Mac’s first film appearance was a small in the 1992 movie “Mo’ Money.” But his brash stage performances led to appearances in films such as “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” …
"Bernie Mac Street" has a nice ring to it. We're almost certain that he would be pleased.
Read more at CBS Chicago.