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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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Celebrities and celebrated admirers who attended the concerts used to film this movie included Jim Brown, Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. See more »

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Richard Pryor: I went to penitentiary one time, not me personally, but me and Gene went there for a movie. Arizona State Penitentiary - population: 90-percent Black people. But there are no Black people in Arizona. They have to bus motherfuckers in!
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Featured in Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story (2006) See more »

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The comedian returns triumphant from his fire accident in Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip
16 February 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Having just watched Richard Pryor: Live in Concert yesterday, I was very much looking forward to this, his next concert film. Quite hilarious when talking about sex, his experiences with the mafia, white people looking for humans like them in black Africa, and how women seem so calm compared to men like him. There's also some poignant stories about his trip to Africa and his resolving to never use the N-word again for humorous purposes compared to some of his past work. And then there's the freebasing/fire incident that concludes this film. His talk about Jim Brown and Brown's attempting to rehabilitate him is perhaps the most touching of the stories but that doesn't mean it doesn't end on a good laugh especially when it concerns his member. But while I liked most of what he did, I have to admit I wasn't too crazy about his "Mudbone" routine even though it was a favorite of an audience member who requested it. Still, while this wasn't as good as RP:LIC, Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip still has many brilliant moments that make this well worth seeing.


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