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14th Feb '16 4:02:55 AM eroock
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->Richard Pryor wants you to help underprivileged kids. Donate to the Ignited Negro College Fund.
->-Sardonic comment on the accident, where he set himself on fire after freebasing cocaine.

'''Richard Pryor''' (December 1, 1940 -- December 10, 2005) is often cited as one of the greatest Stand-Up Comedians. And just for once, they might actually be onto something there. His act influenced (and continues to influence) comedians varying from Creator/EddieMurphy, to Creator/BillHicks, to Creator/EddieIzzard.

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->Richard ->''"Richard Pryor wants you to help underprivileged kids. Donate to the Ignited Negro College Fund.
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comment on the accident, where he set himself on fire after freebasing cocaine.

'''Richard Pryor'''
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Richard Pryor
(December 1, 1940 -- December 10, 2005) is often cited as one of the greatest Stand-Up Comedians. And just for once, they might actually be onto something there. His act influenced (and continues to influence) comedians varying from Creator/EddieMurphy, to Creator/BillHicks, to Creator/EddieIzzard.
9th Jan '16 2:27:19 PM aye_amber
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Starting out as a fairly non controversial figure, he was influenced more by Creator/BillCosby, than Creator/LennyBruce, and generally peddled his safe observational material, to predominantly white audiences. It wasn't until his "epiphany," during a performance in Las Vegas in 1967 -- where he exclaimed: "What the fuck am I doing here?," over the microphone before walking off the stage -- that he would begin to develop his own increasingly confessional, profane, and raw style of comedy.

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Starting out as a fairly non controversial figure, he was influenced more by Creator/BillCosby, than Creator/LennyBruce, and generally peddled his safe observational material, to predominantly white audiences. It wasn't until his "epiphany," during a performance in Las Vegas in 1967 -- where he exclaimed: "What the fuck am I doing here?," here?" over the microphone microphone, before walking off the stage -- that he would begin to develop his own increasingly confessional, profane, and raw style of comedy.
9th Jan '16 1:59:31 PM aye_amber
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->- Sardonic comment on the accident where he set himself on fire after freebasing cocaine.

'''Richard Pryor''' (December 1, 1940 -- December 10, 2005) is often cited as one of the greatest Stand-Up Comedians. And just for once, they might actually be on to something there. His act influenced (and continues to influence) comedians varying from Creator/EddieMurphy, to Creator/BillHicks to Creator/EddieIzzard.

Starting out as a fairly non-controversial figure, he was influenced more by Creator/BillCosby than Creator/LennyBruce, and generally peddled his safe observational material to predominantly white audiences. It wasn't until his "epiphany" during a performance in Las Vegas in 1967 - where he exclaimed, "What the fuck am I doing here?" over the microphone before walking off the stage - that he would begin to develop his own increasingly confessional, profane and raw style of comedy.

Although he took pot-shots at a variety of targets, it's arguable that his most hilarious and cutting material concerned his own life. Whether it was shooting up his own car with a magnum, his cocaine addiction, his childhood or his health problems, Pryor would bare his private life in front of his audience in a way that even his most devoted followers would never be able to. (Seriously, can you even picture Eddie Murphy trying to laugh off that whole "Good Samaritan" incident in his stand-up?)

Despite his controversial status (one that meant he was replaced by Cleavon Little Jr. for the role of Bart in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'') Pryor found a degree of mainstream success, notably in his films with Creator/GeneWilder. He largely retired from the public eye after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1986, but made occasional posts online and even made an appearance in ''LostHighway''. In 1998, he became the first recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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->- Sardonic ->-Sardonic comment on the accident accident, where he set himself on fire after freebasing cocaine.

'''Richard Pryor''' (December 1, 1940 -- December 10, 2005) is often cited as one of the greatest Stand-Up Comedians. And just for once, they might actually be on to onto something there. His act influenced (and continues to influence) comedians varying from Creator/EddieMurphy, to Creator/BillHicks Creator/BillHicks, to Creator/EddieIzzard.

Starting out as a fairly non-controversial non controversial figure, he was influenced more by Creator/BillCosby Creator/BillCosby, than Creator/LennyBruce, and generally peddled his safe observational material material, to predominantly white audiences. It wasn't until his "epiphany" "epiphany," during a performance in Las Vegas in 1967 - -- where he exclaimed, exclaimed: "What the fuck am I doing here?" here?," over the microphone before walking off the stage - -- that he would begin to develop his own increasingly confessional, profane profane, and raw style of comedy.

Although he took pot-shots pot shots at a variety of targets, it's arguable that his most hilarious hilarious, and cutting material concerned his own life. Whether it was shooting up his own car with a magnum, his cocaine addiction, his childhood childhood, or his health problems, Pryor would bare his private life in front of his audience audience, in a way that even his most devoted followers would never be able to. (Seriously, can you even picture Eddie Murphy trying to laugh off off, that whole "Good Samaritan" incident in his stand-up?)

Despite his controversial status (one that meant he was replaced by Cleavon Little Jr. , for the role of Bart in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'') Pryor found a degree of mainstream success, notably in his films with Creator/GeneWilder. He largely retired from the public eye eye, after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1986, but made occasional posts online online, and even made an appearance in ''LostHighway''. ''Film/LostHighway.'' In 1998, he became the first recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
2nd Jan '16 5:04:50 PM spirasen
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'''Examples in Movies'''

* AngryBlackMan: In ''Hear No Evil, See No Evil''. Subverted in ''Film/StirCrazy''.
* LongerThanLifeSentence: In one of his concert films Pryor riffed on a convict he met who was serving triple life.
-->''How do you do triple life? That means if he die, and come back, he gotta go to the penitentiary! "Fuck kindergarten, kid, you comin' with us..."''

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'''Examples in Movies'''

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* AngryBlackMan: In ''Hear No Evil, See No Evil''. Evil.'' Subverted in ''Film/StirCrazy''.
''Film/StirCrazy.''
* LongerThanLifeSentence: In one of his concert films Pryor riffed on a convict he met who was serving triple life.
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-->''How do you do triple life? That means if he die, dies, and come comes back, he gotta go to the penitentiary! "Fuck kindergarten, kid, you comin' with us..."''"''
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16th Sep '15 4:35:29 PM AriRockefeller
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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The aftermath of him shooting (and "killing") a [[CoolCar brand new Mercedes]] with a [[{{BFG}} magnum revolver]]:
-->''"And then I went inside the house. [[RealityEnsues Because the cops came]]. And ''they'' got magnums, too. But they don't kill cars, they kill [[PainfulRhyme ni-gars]]."''
14th Dec '14 2:34:27 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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** He later admitted in his autobiography that he had [[BungledSuicide done it on purpose]] in a drug haze.
6th Nov '14 8:56:36 AM KentuckyTroper1990
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* SesameStreetCred: Doing the alphabet back in 1976 in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJh_EUrEAZg. And then there's ''PryorsPlace''.

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* SesameStreetCred: Doing the alphabet back in 1976 in this video - http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJh_EUrEAZg. com/watch?v=eJh_EUrEAZg this video.]] And then there's ''PryorsPlace''.
3rd Nov '14 2:36:19 PM Premonition45
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Richard Pryor (December 1, 1940 -- December 10, 2005) is often cited as one of the greatest Stand-Up Comedians. And just for once, they might actually be on to something there. His act influenced (and continues to influence) comedians varying from {{Eddie Murphy}}, to Creator/{{Bill Hicks}} to {{Eddie Izzard}}.

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Richard Pryor '''Richard Pryor''' (December 1, 1940 -- December 10, 2005) is often cited as one of the greatest Stand-Up Comedians. And just for once, they might actually be on to something there. His act influenced (and continues to influence) comedians varying from {{Eddie Murphy}}, Creator/EddieMurphy, to Creator/{{Bill Hicks}} Creator/BillHicks to {{Eddie Izzard}}.
Creator/EddieIzzard.



Despite his controversial status (one that meant he was replaced by Cleavon Little Jr. for the role of Bart in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'') Pryor found a degree of mainstream success, notably in his films with GeneWilder. He largely retired from the public eye after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1986, but made occasional posts online and even made an appearance in ''LostHighway''. In 1998, he became the first recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

He died in 2005 following a heart attack. In 2008, in a poll taken from nearly 5000 of his fellow stand-up comedians, he was voted the funniest stand-up comedian of all time, narrowly beating out his long-time friend, GeorgeCarlin, for the title..

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Despite his controversial status (one that meant he was replaced by Cleavon Little Jr. for the role of Bart in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'') Pryor found a degree of mainstream success, notably in his films with GeneWilder.Creator/GeneWilder. He largely retired from the public eye after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1986, but made occasional posts online and even made an appearance in ''LostHighway''. In 1998, he became the first recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

He died in 2005 following a heart attack. In 2008, in a poll taken from nearly 5000 of his fellow stand-up comedians, he was voted the funniest stand-up comedian of all time, narrowly beating out his long-time friend, GeorgeCarlin, Creator/GeorgeCarlin, for the title..
17th Jul '14 1:15:13 PM avon
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* SesameStreetCred: Doing the alphabet back in 1976 in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJh_EUrEAZg

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* SesameStreetCred: Doing the alphabet back in 1976 in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJh_EUrEAZgcom/watch?v=eJh_EUrEAZg. And then there's ''PryorsPlace''.
12th Jun '14 1:19:55 AM Scabbard
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* CrazyJealousGuy: Admits he could be this way when his drug use caused him to be paranoid
* DomesticAbuser: All but one of his 5 ex wives accused him of abuse and he admits to throttling his wife Jennifer in his autobiography

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Admits he could be this way when his drug use caused him to be paranoid
paranoid.
* DomesticAbuser: All but one of his 5 ex wives accused him of abuse and he admits to throttling his wife Jennifer in his autobiographyautobiography.
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