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Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | January 1979 (USA)
The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

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Jeff Margolis

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Richard Pryor
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Pryor ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patti LaBelle ... Herself (scenes deleted)
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The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

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WARNING: The Picture Contains Harsh and Very Vulgar Language and May Be Considered Shocking and Offensive. No Explicit sex or Violence is Shown.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Pryor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,800,000
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First full length concert feature film of Richard Pryor as Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971) had been a 48 minute short-feature. See more »

Quotes

Richard Pryor: I like makin' love myself, and I can make love for about three minutes. I do about three minutes of serious fuckin', then I need eight hours sleep! And a bowl of Wheaties!
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Crazy Credits

This concert was recorded live at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Greatest stand up comedy performance of all time
25 February 2005 | by MaximumForceSee all my reviews

Most of the time, 99.9% of the time, I find comedy embarrassing and corny. No doubt this is because comedy is the hardest thing to do. Therefore if it is so hard, a lot of people are going to fail. And a lot of people do. You need to be intelligent to really be funny. Once again not many people are all that smart either. To give you an idea of some things I find funny: I like David Letterman but not Jay Leno. Find South Park and the Simpsons amusing and think 'The Office is one of if not the funniest things on television ever. In my opinion 'Live In Concert' is the greatest stand up comedy performance of all time. Add this to the list of things you MUST see. Pryor has got it all, voice and the way he uses it, facial expressions, acting ability, intelligence. One of the best things I notice about his style is that you are never aware when he has moved on to the next joke. The transitions between jokes are as good as the jokes themselves. This is something that the best speakers have, the ability to move from one topic to the next so that the listener is not aware of the transition. This is achieved by the speakers ability to relate topics.


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