Monday, April 28, 2008

Richard Pryor Live At The Redd Foxx Club

Even though I wasn't even born at the time of this performance, and I was only 7 when Richard finally stopped doing stand up, I can still appreciate the icon that he was. For my money, Richard Pryor was one of the funniest men to ever live, and probably will always be. His humor was so far ahead of it's time that most of it is relevant to this day, more that 30 years later. I first knew of Pryor through his buddy movies with Gene Wilder, before I even knew about his stand up. I was in for quite a shock when comparing the relative cleanliness of his movie to his stand up. A lot of his material is not for naive ears, but if you can handle it, it will leave you wanting more when it's over. The world lost Richard far too soon, and we will probably never see another comedian like him again.

Richard Pryor
Live At The Redd Foxx Club
Circa 1971

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