Standup comic Bernie Mac Standup comic Bernie Mac. His sitcom The Bernie Mac Show on the FOX network is loosely based on his own experience when he took care of his sister's three children. It begins its new season on Oct. 30th. This year the show won the prestigious Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence. Mac has had several HBO specials and was featured in Spike Lee's documentary Kings of Comedy. Mac is also the author of Bernie Mac on How Life Is: I Ain't Scared of You. This interview first aired Nov. 27, 2001.