A Month of Comedy: Richard Pryor

Everyday this month I will be posting one of my favorite comedians.  There will be plenty of videos and a little bit about why I like them.  The videos are most likely NSFW.

Richard Pryor is considered by many people to be the king of stand-up.  I think on most lists he ends up number one and it is really hard to argue with that.  Unfortunately, I am a little young and did not really get to appreciate him until I was older.

Okay, that is only mostly true.  I mean, my dad let me watch some of his stand-up when I was a kid, but I barely remember it.  Actually, the two things I remember most about Richard Pryor:  Harlem Nights (which is a hilarious movie) and a joke my dad always said “when I was kid I could piss across the street, but now that I am older, no pressure, I cannot even hit the toilet by standing over it!”  Dad always said that was a Richard Pryor joke, so I will take his word for it.

It might seem a little weird that I rank him so high.  I have watched the majority of his stuff and truly can see why people thought of him as such a genius.  He definitely paved the way for many other comedians.  Unfortunately, some of the guys on the rest of this list were ingrained upon me at a young age and they will always hold a close place in my heart.  If that makes sense…