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 we’re catching a little more obscure Pryor stand-up special, one where he lets himself really explore comedy and his interactions with the audience. Observe how he keeps the audience in the palm of his hand for the entire set. It’s a master class in stand-up.