He's influenced everyone from Eddie Murphy to Louis CK, and the worlds of stand-up, film and TV have all been changed by his incredible career -- so today we're taking the opportunity to look back at some if his greatest moments.
He Predicted The First Black President Back In 1977
He Won Five "Best Comedy Recording" Grammys:
For "That N*gger's Crazy" (1974), "Is It Something I Said?" (1975), "Bicentennial N*gger" (1976), "Rev Du Rite" (1981) and "Live On the Sunset Strip" (1982).
Recipients since have included Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Bill Cosby.