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Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

R  |   |  Documentary, Comedy  |  12 March 1982 (USA)
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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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It is revealed in Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013) that Pryor completely messed up his performance during the first filming of the show. Pryor lost his train of thought and forgot most of his material. He apologized to the audience and ended the show early leaving the audience angry. Pryor pulled himself together and gave a much better performance the next night. Most of the footage in the film is from the second performance. See more »

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Richard Pryor: There are only two pieces of pussy you're gonna get in your entire life, that's your first and your last.
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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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