The comedian shares how the artist saved him after his father's death, was so pretty 'I turned gay for five seconds' and was 'down to earth: no extra cheese, no pepperoni' party at Prince's house.
I was getting ready to perform in Las Vegas when I heard that Prince died. I felt a real emptiness. At the end of my set, I got a standing ovation and I said, "This standing ovation is for Prince -- and I would like to have a moment of silence." So we had one.
Since his album 1999, I was a fan. Prince and Michael Jackson -- they were the soundtrack to my life. I remember when my pops died [in 1987], I listened to "Condition of the Heart" [from 1985 LP Around the World in a Day] as soon as we got back from the burial, for 24 hours [in a row]. That was the last song I said, "Dad, listen to this!" And my father said, "That's a good record."
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