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Remembering Richard Pryor

22 Oct

Comedian Richard Pryor was a part of my growing up.  And it wasn’t just because he was popular during my teen years, with movies like Silver Streak, Stir Crazy and  Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars, or  for his stand-up routine albums like Richard Pryor:  Live on Sunset Strip and Is It Something I Said?.

I owe a lot of my love of comedy to my Dad, who in another life would have been a stand-up comic himself.  My father, with the Jewfro he sported back then, held court at the dinner table with my Mother, my two sisters, and me.  There he’d […]