Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

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In what had become Richard Pryor's stylistic trademark, such topical issues as racism, politics, unemployment, sex and drugs are addressed in the movie with a mixture of wit, warmth, insight and a delivery that colors a remarkable array of characterizations. Arid as Pryor has matured and grown, so had his characters expanded with greater depth and dimension. See more »

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Richard Pryor: When I was on vacation in Africa, I went out in the country. Where you see some lions and shit. I'm talking about real lions, not them kind you be fucking with in the zoo. Hey, lion, motherfucker.
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Just be Good to Me
Written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Performed by The S.O.S. Band
Courtesy of Tabu Records
© 1983 Tabu Records Inc.
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now and forever
1 December 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Richard Pryor, who would have turned 71 today, was truly one of the comedy greats. "Richard Pryor...Here and Now" shows him performing in the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. He talks about a lot of the stuff on which he frequently focuses, and ends the concert with a gag that really made me crack up! The part where Pryor impersonates the Japanese was kind of racist, but other than that the concert was really good. Having survived the freebasing incident and gotten more sober, Pryor had apparently met some people whom he'd known while wasted, but now didn't recognize them! Anyway, it was always fun to see the guy doing what he did best. He will always be missed.


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