I interviewed him when one of his “Friday” comedies came out, a grand old man of comedy, even then.
John Witherspoon was a comic of the chitlin’ circuit era who found off color laughs in the stoner comedies of the recent past.
He was 77.
Hollywood Reporter (@THR) Tweeted:
Ice Cube (@icecube), Regina King (@ReginaKing) and Marlon Wayans (@MarlonWayans) also shared memories and kind words on social media in the wake of John Witherspoon’s death https://t.co/Zj99L8nTi6 https://twitter.com/THR/status/1189571937435041792?s=17