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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Walter C. Miller
Florence Marie Marney,
First, live, stand up concert to be filmed, and at the time, especially with Pryor's language and topics, was considered to be a real risk. According to website 'Wikipedia', the movie was the "first full-length, feature movie consisting of only stand-up comedy, often hailed as one of the seminal and most influential recorded stand-up performances of the modern era". See more »
That was some hell of a psychology right? To make someone go get a switch to beat their own ass with. My grandmother would say 'boy, go get me something to beat your ass with'. And that would be the longest walk in the world, Jack. And you knew you couldn't come back with no little one, either. Cause you come back with a little one, she goin' out there and get the tree and beat your ass with. Right you'd be going in the house and it would be making such a weird sound like
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Patti LaBelle was an important part of the following program. Time does not permit us to include her in this recording but we gratefully acknowledge her performance. See more »
Reedited and reissued in August 1979 as "Richard Pryor Is Back Live In Concert," which was sold as an entirely new film. Much of the footage was from the original version, and virtually all of the material was the same, but some of the new footage was from a different performance of the same show. Producers noted that the difference could be determined by noting that in some shots, Pryor wears a wristwatch and in other shots he doesn't, prompting New York Times critic Vincent Canby to remark "If you cannot rest until you see Mr. Pryor wear a wristwatch, don't miss this recycled work. However, it's far cheaper to stay home and remember the first movie fondly." See more »
The guy is a genius and the funniest man in the world!
Now I can see where Eddie Murphy got his material from. Richard Pryor most been the best stand up performer in the world. He talks about everything sex, drugs , animals and many more.
In my opinion we never gonna see anything like this again because Pryor delivered the funniest and most high class comedy ever. To me hes the greatest and truly a Legend so go out and buy this DVD and enjoy 1 hour and half stand up that has it all.
PS : If you can, watch the over stand up performance :
Here and now and Live at the sunset strip!
Catch this Legend in action while you still can NO one comes close I guarantee you!
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