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Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971)

Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

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Michael Blum

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Richard Pryor
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Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

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The Stand-Up That Changed Comedy Forever! See more »

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Comedy

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The desert menu behind Pryor had the following prices: Chocolate Cream Pie:$1.25, Freanch Cheese Cake:$1.25, Puddings Extrordinary:$1.00, Jello Ordinaire:$1.00 and Dessert Du Jour: Ask About It. See more »

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Richard Pryor: Always wanted to be something. I never wanted to be white. I'm glad I'm black cause I'd hate to be white. Cause you all got to go to the moon.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Pryor tells a joke that gets minimal laughter. Pryor then says "This ain't as funny as we thought it was gonna be. Motherfuck showbiz." See more »

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Featured in Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story (2006) See more »

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still, it's not quite his best
7 October 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

While I like pretty much all of Richard Pryor's work, I suspect that "Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin'" probably embarrassed him a little bit. The humor is very dated, and Pryor looks somewhat uncomfortable here.

But even so, he certainly tells some funny stuff. I think that my favorite of his material here is the stuff about the Nixons (this was filmed in 1971); I get the feeling that Pryor's assertion about their sex life was an accurate one.

So anyway, hard-core Pryor fans won't want to miss this one, but others might not feel so enthused. OK in a pinch.


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

29 April 1971 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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