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Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

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Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Richard Pryor
director:
Jeff Margolis
author:
9660
genre:
Comedy

We gave it an A-

This concert has little to offer visually — the colors are muted and the setups basic — but as a snapshot of a comic mind at its peak, Richard Pryor: Live in Concert is thrilling. This is Pryor’s first released stand-up film, and he kills from the get-go, riffing hilariously (and vulgarly) on race, sex, and family with a frisky physicality that has him soaked in sweat for most of the act. Pryor’s troubles with the law and drugs were already hounding him — a bit about shooting his own car is classic?but like an alchemist, he turns his guilt, anxiety, prejudices, and pain into uproarious comedy. EXTRAS None.

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