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Meet the Critics - The legacy of Richard Pryor Meet the Critics - The legacy of Richard Pryor
Panellists Paul Atherton, Isaac Tomiczek, Paulette Harris-German, and Daryl Sledge discuss the legacy of one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time

07/07/2017 9PM | FILM | Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe


Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American comedian, actor, and social critic. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his observations and storytelling style. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time. Jerry Seinfeld called Pryor "The Picasso of our profession."


Panellists Paul Atherton, Isaac Tomiczek, Paulette Harris-German, and Daryl Sledge discuss the legacy of Richard Pryor and The White Mandela issue.


 

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