Richard Pryor, one of comedy’s all-time greats, has died.
Richard Pryor had a profound effect on me as a young fellow and, I believe, opened doors of understanding that were closed until he came along.
My favorite bit of his is from his original album, “That Nigger’s Crazy.” He plays a drunk in one scene. The guy stands by the side of the road and rails at everybody. Some guy goes speeding by, and he says, “Hey! Slow down, mutha-fuckah. This ain’t no residential district; this here’s a neighborhood!”
Brilliant. We’ll miss him, but his influence will always remain.
sorta a self-link since i work there, but one of our members has created a Richard Pryor gallery in his memory
He’s died a couple of times now. No worries, he’ll be back. Maybe a little worse for wear, but still funny.
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