Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Wizard of Comedy

Richard Pryor 1940 -2005


shann said...

Today on NPR (Fresh Air?) they reran interviews and clips- I cried all the way home.

I can't say he'll be missed because we have his movies and tapes, but I'll miss him.

Lennon, too.

Nick said...

I tried several times to put into words my feelings but the sentiment never adequately portrayed my real emotions. Other than Lenny Bruce and George Carlin he is the one comedian whose comedy proved more socially relavent and biting than others of his time.

Patry Francis said...

There was something very open and vulnerable about him, too--even in his most satiric monologues. I think that is what touched me most.

Nick said...

Yes that was most evident in his post "freebasing" incident material.