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Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971)

Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

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Michael Blum

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Richard Pryor
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Richard Pryor ... Himself
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Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

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The Stand-Up That Changed Comedy Forever! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Noted as one of Pryor's most raw and iconic routines ever, this one features some of his most beloved and classic routines which include "Willie the Junkie", and Wino Preacher" among others... See more »

Quotes

Richard Pryor: Always wanted to be something. I never wanted to be white. I'm glad I'm black cause I'd hate to be white. Cause you all got to go to the moon.
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Dedicated to those who conspire to make us LAUGH See more »

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Featured in Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story (2006) See more »

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This Was The King At His Earliest and Rawest
18 July 2008 | by zulubeatSee all my reviews

How could anyone call this material dated? It is priceless, timeless and unmatched. It was also his first performance recorded for an album. I love it.

The skits are masterpieces! I learned about politics, religion, relationships, etc., all from Richard Pryor. He brought it to you real....and real funny.

He and Carlin set the standard for comedy. They were unafraid to delve into any area. This DVD is 20th century history and should be placed in a time capsule along with other significant items like the Rubix cube, The Watergate Tapes, and the Ford Pinto, etc. to ensure an accurate portrayal of the 1970s in America.

The King is dead but not forgotten.


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