TITLE

Richard Pryor, king of comedy

AUTHOR(S)
Scott, Ron
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;12/15/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 51, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on comedian Richard Pryor who was a keen observer of life. Strutting the stage like a fierce lion on the prowl, his routine covered everything from relationships, Black adoptions, prison, comparison of Black and white churches, police harassment and the court system. Like his predecessor Redd Foxx, he appealed to all segments of Black society including street hustlers, working and middle-class folks. Pryor received the Kennedy Center's award for humor, the Mark Twain Prize in 1998, a fitting honor for the creative young man, from Peoria, Illinois.
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19276057

 

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