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Broadway In Chicago announced this week the Chicago premiere of "Unspeakable," a dramatic work inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor. It will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 …
NWI · ByPhilip.potempa andPhilip Potempa · 11 hours ago
I’m not exactly sure why Richard Pryor’s 1982 Paramount film, "Some Kind of Hero," rarely gets mentioned, if it’s even remembered at all. Granted it’s not perfect, and it suffers from inconsistent shifts in tone, but …
Indie Wire Film Blog · 15 hours ago
The timing might be precisely right for a visitation from Richard Pryor, the Peoria, Illinois-born comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist and writer who was the uncensored voice of the 1970s and all its racial and …
entertainment.suntimes.com · ByHedy Weiss · 7/27/2015
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Broadway In Chicago has announced the Chicago premiere of Unspeakable, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor, will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E.
Broadway World · 7/27/2015
Richard Pryor
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"Unspeakable," a play chronicling the rise of seminal comedian Richard Pryor, will play here in October, Broadway in Chicago announced Monday. James Murray Jackson Jr. stars as Pryor, the Peoria native whose …
Daily Herald · ByBarbara Vitello · 1 day ago
Queen Latifah takes over the role played by Richard Pryor in the film; the late actress and singer Mabel King played Evillene on Broadway and in the film. NBC is searching for a fresh face to play Dorothy. Broadway's …
New Jersey Online · ByVicki Hyman · 11 hours ago
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The U.N.I.T.Y. rapper will play the iconic role of the wizard, which is typically a male role and was played by Richard Pryor in the movie version. But, the show's producers are super excited to switch things up with QL …
Perez Hilton · 1 day ago
There's an entire generation of comedians who weren't even born when Richard Pryor released Live in Concert who can recite his best lines and mimic every one of his gestures, just from watching that movie a gajillion …
Rolling Stone · 12 hours ago
I’ve made it clear, that I’m a big fan of comedy, and I have no problem with people joking about issues as a way to help educate the masses (Richard Pryor and George Carlin did this beautifully). The most offensive …
Patheos · 15 hours ago
Singer Lena Horne portrayed the good witch Glinda, while comedian Richard Pryor was the Wiz and actress Mabel King portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West, or Evillene, as she is known in “The Wiz.” Latifah was …
The Christian Science Monitor · ByMolly Driscoll · 16 hours ago
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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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