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For Dick Gregory, being funny and being an activist went hand in hand

US Politics / Liberal : Matthew Yglesias

I never had the chance to meet Dick Gregory, the stand-up comedian who became a ’60s-era civil rights activist, but I’ve felt his presence all around me. Gregory died Saturday in Washington, D.C. at age 84. Gregory lived not too far...

Dick Gregory Dies: The Legendary Stand-Up Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Was 84

Industries / Entertainment Industry : Deadline Hollywood

Celebrated stand-up comedian and civi rights activist Dick Gregory died today at the age of 84. The trailblazing figure was hospitalized earlier this month from a yet-to-be-announced medical condition. His official Instagram account...

Dick Gregory, Pioneering Comedian and Activist, Has Died at 84

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Slate: Brow Beat

Comedian and activist Dick Gregory died Saturday at the age of 84, the New York Times reports. In the early 1960s, Gregory was one of the first black comedians to break out of the so-called Chitlin Circuit of black clubs in the Sout...

Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian and Activist, Has Died at Age 84

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Vulture

Dick Gregory, the legendary comedian and civil rights activist, died on Saturday at 84 years of age. Gregory was taken to the hospital earlier this month after feeling ill, according to his son Christian, for a “serious but stable m...

Pioneering comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at age 84

News : The Raw Story

Pioneering Comedian Dick Gregory Dies, Aged 84 Groundbreaking civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory has died, aged 84. Gregory’s family shared news of their “enormous sadness” on social media, announcing his death after he...


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