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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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$7,780,693 (USA) (14 March 1982)

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$36,299,720 (USA)
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According to Vincent Canby in his review of the film published on 12th March 1982 in The New York Times, "Haskell Wexler was responsible for the multicamera set-up that makes the film, a combination of two different performances, look absolutely seamless". 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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Richard Pryor: With a Laugh and a Tear
4 July 2005 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"Richard Pryor Live On the Sunset Strip" showcases comedy legend Richard Pryor in his element, doing stand-up comedy. In his routine, he touches on all subjects, ranging from women to his trip to Africa, and even his scandalous past: the brothel run by his grandmother, his cocaine addiction, and the infamous incident in which he lit himself on fire. There are many laughs to be had in Pryor's delivery, and a few bittersweet moments as well, like Pryor's reminiscences about recovery and kicking his addiction. Even he can look back and have fun with his past. His comedic performance on the Sunset strip will be a wonderful document to remember him by in the future.


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