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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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28 October 1983 (USA)  »

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$3,701,609, 30 October 1983

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$16,156,776
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With Richard Pryor as director, writer and sole performer, and with an entire crew of talented people behind the camera, backstage and in the editing room, Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983) delivered yet another on-stage concert movie performance performed by Pryor. Additionally, interviews and backstage looks at "the man" both before and after the show and reactions from loyal admirers provide yet another perspective to this portrait of an immensely talented, multi faceted entertainer. See more »

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Richard Pryor: After all, that's why I'm here. Because the people. It's not something that was made up in some agent's office.
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Edited into Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003) See more »

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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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Relaxed in all his glory
15 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Richard Pryor was one of the three greatest stand-up comedians of all time (along with George Carlin and Lenny Bruce), and there are three films that collectively show why: Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip, and this comedy-concert film. In Here and Now, Pryor finds one of his best audiences in New Orleans - one patron even gives him a pet crab mid-show - and stumbles upon one of his most relaxed performances sans-"king of comedy" garb. His elderly character Mudbone shows up to discuss rude children, Mexicans, and earthquakes, along with a junkie character later who speaks of jail, invincibility, and tells us, "I did it myself" before depriving us of his company. There are no scenes in a comedy concert, so my favorite bit is the gut-clenching finale about erections, vibrators, herpes, and public toilets. Pryor was a master.


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