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Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

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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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The film was edited together from at least two performances. The chief giveaway is the constantly changing length of the black handkerchief in Pryor's jacket pocket. See more »

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Richard Pryor: When that fire hit your ass, it will sober your ass up *quick*! I saw something, I went, "Well, that's a pretty blue. You know what? That looks like *fire*!" Fire is inspirational. They should use it in the Olympics, because I ran the 100 in 4.3.
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As good as it gets in stand up comedy!
14 March 2003 | by (Vista, CA) – See all my reviews

I have no idea what is wrong with the authors of the negative comments about this film, but clearly they have no sense of humor because this is one of the funniest stand up routines ever - period.

Richard Pryor has terrific material, perfect delivery and great comic timing

  • he is a comic genius. His self deprecating style is simply perfect and


extraordinarily funny.

I have seen this show several times on cable and I laugh often and out loud throughout every time. The opening 20 minutes have some of the funniest stuff I have ever heard particularly the bits about his relationships. And his description of Jim Brown trying to save him from crack addiction and the stories of his subsequent hospitilization for burn treatment are hilarious.

Highly recommended.


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