An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor
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1977  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

Director: Jeff Margolis
Stars: Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Lee Pryor
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Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Director: Joe Layton
Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton
Comedy | Documentary
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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Director: Richard Pryor
Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney
Comedy
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A comedy comprised of short sexually suggestive skits.

Director: I. Robert Levy
Stars: Angelyne, Roger Behr, Gary Bonart
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Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

Director: Michael Blum
Stars: Richard Pryor
Eddie Murphy: Delirious (TV Special 1983)
Documentary | Comedy
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Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape. Not for folks who dislike foul language.

Director: Bruce Gowers
Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon
Comedy
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A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee
Biography | Comedy | Drama
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After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.

Director: Richard Pryor
Stars: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Art Evans
Comedy | Drama
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A white man goes on trial for having raped a black woman.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye
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Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery
The Richard Pryor Special? (TV Special 1977)
Comedy
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Richard Pryor wanders around the NBC Studio, encountering various eccentrics. Meanwhile, the Reverend James L. White, the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada and others are taping their own segments.

Director: John Moffitt
Stars: Richard Pryor, Maya Angelou, Shirley Hemphill
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 Gunslinger / ... (3 episodes, 1977)
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Bob McClurg ...
 Various / ... (3 episodes, 1977)
Charlie O'Donnell ...
 Announcer / ... (3 episodes, 1977)
Marlene Clark ...
 Herself - Audience Member (2 episodes, 1977)
Rocco Urbisci ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1977)
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An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor

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Ten episodes were originally ordered but Pryor walked off the show due to disagreements with NBC over the show's time slot and content. Pryor returned but agreed to produce only four episodes. NBC and Pryor announced that they would produce two specials a year for the next three years to fulfill the ten-episode agreement. But Pryor never worked for NBC again. See more »

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Referenced in TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

For the Love of Money
Composed by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Anthony Jackson
(theme song)
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Surprisingly tame, but it had it's moments.
31 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps I'm guilty of judging the show by modern standards, but I don't really think the Richard Pryor Show was as outrageous as it presented itself to be, or as NBC's Bureau of Standards & Practices did in 1977.

One look at the four episodes of this show and you can tell, this is where the Wayans family got their ideas, back when they were stealing the thunder of comedians like Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. It's also surprising to find that this show was the humble beginning for people like Marsha Warfield, Sandra Bernhardt, and Robin Williams, who I thought did nothing but the comedy club circuit before his famous role as "Mork from Ork." Yet with all the co-stars, and special features within the box set, it's not as funny or outrageous as you'd expect. This doesn't mean, however that it's not worthy of adding to your DVD library, because it is.


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