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Richard Pryor

  1. documentaries
    I Am Richard Pryor Documentary Makes Its TV Debut Next WeekTiffany Haddish, Lily Tomlin, Mike Epps, and more show up in the film.
  2. family feud
    Marlon Brando’s Son Denies That His Dad Slept With Richard Pryor“We are disappointed that anyone would make such a wrongful comment about either Marlon Brando or Richard Pryor.”
  3. family feud
    Richard Pryor’s Daughter Dismisses Claim He Had Sex With Marlon Brando“My dad’s so-called widow validated it, because she needs to keep legitimizing herself and tarnish our dad even after he’s dead.”
  4. Richard Pryor’s Widow on His Diaries and His ‘Bisexual Experiences’“He was very open about his sexuality and never put a label on it.”
  5. celebrity
    Richard Pryor’s Widow Is Happy to Confirm He Had Sex With Marlon BrandoQuincy Jones was right.
  6. 10 Comedians Who Borrowed Jokes Without Making Headlines Stan Laurel once said, “All comedians steal from all comedians.” If you waste enough time looking into it, you might be surprised to learn […]
  7. How Cinematic Can Standup Comedy Be? As Kevin Hart: What Now was projected onto the screen in front me, I realized what a strange experience it was to be in a small movie theater […]
  8. the industry
    Lee Daniels Still Directing Richard Pryor BiopicHe’s back onboard, with Jay Z now producing.
  9. the industry
    Lee Daniels Will No Longer Direct the Richard Pryor BiopicThe Weinstein Company is looking for a replacement.
  10. 100 jokes
    Why Richard Pryor Marks the Beginning of the Modern Comedy EraComedy is divided by before Richard Pryor: Live in Concert and after Richard Pryor: Live in Concert.
  11. comedy
    The Curious Decline of Paul MooneyHe’s a famously provocative — and infamously difficult — comedy trailblazer. But lately, something even more upsetting than usual has been going on at his stand-up gigs.
  12. Tracy Morgan Is in Talks to Play Redd Foxx in Lee Daniels’s Richard Pryor […]SNL alum Tracy Morgan just might be the latest cast addition to Lee Daniels’s in-the-works Richard Pryor biopic. According to The Wrap, Morgan […]
  13. movies
    The Cast for Lee Daniels’s Richard Pryor Movie Is Comically GoodBest of all, Adam Sandler isn’t producing it anymore.
  14. Eddie Murphy in Talks to Play Richard Pryor’s Father in Lee Daniels’ BiopicThe upcoming Richard Pryor biopic by Lee Daniels just added another big name to its cast. Entertainment Tonight reports that Eddie Murphy is in […]
  15. There Is No Such Thing as a Smart Fart JokeIt’s kind of good and fun, or at least strangely comforting, to have this positivist attitude about comedy and comedy writing, that if you just […]
  16. The 16 Best Comedy Books of 2014To add to your diet of comedy consumption which is likely already at critical mass, what with the comedy movies, sitcoms, sketch comedy shows, […]
  17. Mike Epps Talks About Playing Richard Pryor on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’News broke back in August that Mike Epps officially landed the role of Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed biopic, and during […]
  18. In a Rare Early Performance, Richard Pryor Sings and George Carlin Gets in […]The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  19. The 20 Greatest Standup Specials of All TimeModern standup has been around in one form or another since vaudeville, but it’s only been since the late ‘70s that the standup special has […]
  20. Mike Epps Officially Lands the Lead Role in the Richard Pryor BiopicAfter being stuck in development for ages, the Richard Pryor biopic has finally found its Pryor. Despite Nick Cannon hinting that he got the […]
  21. What’s So Special About ‘The Richard Pryor Special’?There’s a famous story about The Richard Pryor Show – as Richard Pryor’s star was rising in Hollywood in the 1970s, NBC commissioned the man […]
  22. Nick Cannon Hints He’s Playing Richard Pryor in the Upcoming BiopicNick Cannon was a guest on TMZ Live yesterday, and he implied that he’s been cast as Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic about the late, great […]
  23. Burn It Down and Start Again: 4 Comics Who Threw Out Their Material and […]Throwing out material is a frightening prospect for any entertainer. For some performers it can take years to compile a half-hour show. […]
  24. Is ‘Saturday Night Live’ Becoming ‘Saturday Night Pretaped’?Last year, in his third time hosting SNL, Zach Galifianakis gave us a wonderful sketch called “Darrell’s House.” The sketch came in two parts. […]
  25. new jobs
    Lee Daniels in Talks for Richard Pryor Biopic Eddie Murphy, Marlon Wayans, and Michael B. Jordan are all being considered to play Pryor. 
  26. Richard Pryor Biopic Back On with New Director; Eddie Murphy, Marlon […]A biopic about the late great standup Richard Pryor has been in the works for nearly two decades now, and while the project has been dormant […]
  27. Inside ‘SNL’s Classic Richard Pryor/Chevy Chase Job Interview Sketch“‘You’ve all been asking me to put Chevy [Chase] and Richard [Pryor] together,’ I say. After all the bullshit I’ve been put through to get […]
  28. Looking at Richard Pryor’s Career, Demons and All, in ‘Omit the Logic’Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Marina Zenovich, premieres tomorrow night at 9pm on Showtime. […]
  29. Showtime to Debut a New Richard Pryor Documentary May 31st There’s a new documentary about Richard Pryor coming to TV next month. Deadline reports that Showtime will be debuting Richard Pryor: Omit […]
  30. Forest Whitaker Is Producing the Richard Pryor Biopic and Starting from […] Forest Whitaker has signed on as a producer, taking over development of the biopic of influential stand-up Richard Pryor, Deadline reports. A […]
  31. There’s a New Richard Pryor Box Set on the WayShout Factory is releasing a new Richard Pryor boxset that features new material (and plenty of old material), The AV Club reports. The set, […]
  32. Using Comedy to Help Overcome AddictionWelcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally […]
  33. Saying Goodbye to Richard Pryor When He Was Still Around to Hear ItIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  34. The Richard Pryor Biopic’s 17 Years in Development HellRegarded by his peers as the greatest stand-up comedian of all-time, Richard Pryor also lived a fascinating life to match his larger-than-life […]
  35. Mike Epps Is Playing Richard Pryor in a Biopic Not About Richard PryorStand-up and actor Mike Epps, best known for roles in the Friday sequels and The Hangover, has just been cast as Richard Pryor in a new biopic […]
  36. casting couch
    Mike Epps to Play Richard Pryor in Nina Simone BiopicBetter start growing that magnificent moustache.
  37. The Lost Roles of Chris RockLost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each […]
  38. Richard Pryor and George Carlin’s Have a ConversationThe New York Times brought together Rain Pryor and Kelly Carlin, daughters of two of the greatest stand-ups ever, to have a conversation. They […]
  39. Looking Back at Richard Pryor’s Return to the Tonight ShowThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  40. The Lost Roles of Richard PryorOne of the most acclaimed and respected stand-up comedians of all time, Richard Pryor shot to fame in the 1970’s and proved to be a charismatic […]
  41. Lonely (and Raunchy) at the Top: The Eleven R-Rated Comedies That Have […]The Hangover, Pt. II has grossed over $254 million since it was released on May 26, making it the third-highest grossing (domestic only) film […]
  42. last night on late night
    Late Night: Stephen Colbert Vs. WilliamsburgPlus Tobey Maguire owes Tracy Morgan $75, on our regular late-night roundup.
  43. bioshock
    Marlon Wayans Is Self-Aware“Look, I want to be able to make the stupidest movies ever … “
  44. bioshock
    Will a Role in a Richard Pryor Biopic Finally Win Marlon Wayans an Oscar?We guess this isn’t, technically, the worst idea we’ve ever heard.
  45. vulture lists
    15 Most Dynamic Duos in Pop Culture HistoryWho are the best buddies of all time — in movies, literature, TV, and music?