Hey, everyone. We’re going to do something a little different for Black History Month. Usually, we pick a different comedian every day. This month, we’re going to pick one comedian each week and take a deeper dive into their work. This week we’re celebrating Richard Pryor.
Honestly, we could do an entire month with just Richard Pryor and we’d still only be scratching the surface of the material available. It isn’t hyperbole to say that Pryor is one of the most influential comedians we’ve ever had grace the genre.
Today’s clip is another cut you may not have seen before, but it is one you should definitely watch. Pryor was not just a brilliant stand-up comedian, he was also a brilliant actor. His facial expressions and body movements add so much to this scene, and his acting performances are criminally underrated.