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Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

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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To capture Richard Pryor "behind the scenes" in his most candid moments, the camera followed Pryor from Los Angeles to New Orleans, talking intimately with him about his new life without booze or drugs, though he admits he had been doing so much dope that "I had enough residual in me it kept me high for months". Off drugs for the past eight months, Pryor openly and vehemently opposed drug use of any kind. See more »

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Richard Pryor: In Africa, though, I had that feeling, man, I was just comfortable. I knew the police wasn't gonna be f*ckin' with me. Unless the government changed overnight.
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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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