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Like many children of the 1970s, I first experienced the comedy of Richard Pryor sideways and subliminally. The comedian’s name was mentioned by adults in hushed tones in front of kids. His records were kept apart …
Georgia Straight · 6/30/2015
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*Although Rain Pryor is proud to be the daughter of legendary comedian/actor Richard Pryor, she endured many ups and downs as a result of that personal connection. Nowadays, Rain is emerging out of her father’s …
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Rain Pryor’s unique experiences as both the daughter of a comedy legend and a child being brought up in a biracial family are the backbone of her one-woman show, Fried Chicken & Latkes. Pryor has earned raves for …
Rolling Out · 6/26/2015
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“I am proud that, like Mark Twain, I have been able to use humour to lessen people’s hatred.” — African-American comedian Richard Pryor If we are to go by TRP ratings, it would seem that the nation has not laughed as hard as it has in the last two ...
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Richard Pryor

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Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Pryor wa…
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time: Jerry Seinfeld called Pryor "The Picasso of our profession", and Bob Newhart has called Pryor "the seminal comedian of the last 50 years". This legacy can be attributed, in part, to the unusual degree of intimacy Pryor brought to bear on his comedy. As Bill Cosby reportedly once said, "Richard Pryor drew the line between comedy and tragedy as thin as one could possibly paint it."
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