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Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

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One of comedian Richard Pryor's live performances (at the Sunset Strip, obviously) caught on film. Pryor talks about most of his standard subjects, including rascism and the differences between blacks and whites, along with talking about some of his recent film roles. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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12 March 1982 (USA)  »

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To handle what director Joe Layton calls "Richard's marvelous craziness", Layton ordered six cameras to cover Pryor. Four were on crab dollys, with two manned by mobile operators ready for the unexpected. Layton said: "And as added protection, we equipped each motion picture camera with a video camera so that I was able to monitor, instantaneously, everything he was doing on stage". See more »

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Richard Pryor: When I was in Africa, this voice came to me and said, "Richard, what do you see?" I said, "I see all types of people." The voice said, "But do you see any niggers?" I said, "No." It said, "Do you know why? 'Cause there aren't any."
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13 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

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Here's a good stand up performance from Richard Pryor, although this certainly isn't his best work. I believe this was his first tour since catching himself on fire and it's rather obvious that Pryor's a bit nervous on stage and doesn't have that wonderful flow that shines through most of his work. The best moments include the talk about his trip to Africa and the various animals in the jungle. The final twenty minutes have Pryor talking about his accident, which has some laughs but they're rather uncomfortable laughs, although his final "message" comes across very nicely and touching.


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