Sunday, December 02, 2012

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor would have been 72 years old yesterday. If you are making any top comedians list of all time he is going to be on that list. I found this great collection of clips of him. Look at the first from 1964 even if you don't watch the rest. So different from his later standup.

19 comments:

Christopher Cruz said...

One of my heroes.

Rickatoo said...

Hard to believe he would only have been 72

mynerva said...

Love that man so much. Why do the likes of him die young and the Kardashian and Lohan cockroaches survive everything?

auntliddy said...

He was a genuis abd hikarious, but ive never seen anyone abuse his body and soul like he did. Rip. .

auntliddy said...

And hilarious it shod hv read. Sigh.

MadLyb said...

He's one of those people who when he passed, the world was a less happy place. One of the greatest comedians of all time. I love this man!

ReesesPeace said...

Mad, mad love for this man! Happy Birthday in the beyond, my fellow Saggi!

Sandy said...

Absolutely brilliant, and one of the saddest, unhappiest humans ever to walk the earth. He's been gone for years, and still no one can touch him. A great stand up and a great comedian.

MadLyb said...

@Sandy - you've said it better than I ever could.

ReesesPeace said...

@Sandy: simply but beautifully said. Demons are a bitch.

Cee Kay said...

I miss Richard Pryor and George Carlin so much. *sigh*

Tish said...

Absolutely brilliant man.

kim butler said...

He was the funniest human being ever. I really miss him. R.I.P Richard.

Renoblondee said...

Loved him. He was so damn funny.

Sherry said...

No doubt about it: Richard Pryor was a genius albeit a tortured soul. Let's face it, he was the comedian who broke the barrier and was loved beyond the racial divine (typo and it stays!-Michael K). Truly like MLK he did so much for positive racial relations (not to downplay Crosby) but he brought the cool. Thank goodness he graced our world and especially my generation.

babo said...

Didn t he also try to freebase while on a plane?
(and got badly burned). I always remember this when I m in a plane s toilets ...

Sherry said...

babo..No he freebased at home and got burned. Remember the joke everyone made with a match jumping up and down..He made mention of it in his shows afterward. It was about him running down the street.

Laurie-Anne R Collins said...

Top of the list, bar none.

Desiree said...

Loved Richard Pryor. Drugs are a bitch man.