Saturday, December 10, 2005
Richard Pryor has died. We'll miss him. He was an incredibly funny, intelligent, and insightful guy, and I think his style of brave, honest, self-revealing comedy is something that a lot of modern comics strive to emulate (some with more success than others). He was in some movies, like Brewster's Millions, The Toy, and Stir Crazy, but he was probably best known for his stand up comedy (he was also in Superman III, but that probably wasn't his greatest moment). If you haven't seen Richard Pryor: Live in Concert from '79 or Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' from '85, go check 'em out. We probably wouldn't have Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle without Richard Pryor.
Posted by J.S. at 6:18 PM