The Genius of Richard Pryor


The death of comedic legend Richard Pryor on December 10th of 2005 got lost a bit in the shuffle of the holidays, but thought it was approriate to point out these two recent tributes:

Giant Magazine has a nice piece, Richard Pryor – The Greatest Of All Time, in which five classic Pryor moment’s are discussed. Our favorite? “Have Your Ass Home By 11:00”


Over at the genius WFMU’s Beware of the Blog, they dig up an amazing video file of Richard Pryor Fronting “Black Death” from 1977’s “The Richard Pryor Show”. If you ever wanted to see Richard Pryor front a metal band, here is your opportunity…