Richard Pryor

Comedian Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor is heralded by many as the greatest comedian of all time. His stand-up has influenced most of today’s legendary comics and his talent earned him numerous accolades throughout his career, from Grammys and the Writers Guild of America to an Emmy Award. The socially-conscience comedian first signed to Laff Records then moved to Warner Bros., recording over a dozen comedy-based LPs and releasing acclaimed performances such as Richard Pryor: Live in Concert. A writer for classic sitcoms like The Flip Wilson Show and Sanford & Son, Pryor was also a prolific actor who starred in classic films including The Wiz, Harlem NightsSilver Streak and Lady Sings the Blues. A biopic of the late comedian, entitled Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, is being produced by Chris Rock and Adam Sandler and features Marlon Wayans as a young Pryor.

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