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|Richard Pryor Stand-Up Comedy Double Feature|
Actors: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton, Jesse Jackson
Directors: Richard Pryor, Joe Layton
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Kim E. (sherrah60) from ELDON, MO
Reviewed on 9/30/2009...
I love Richard Pryor. These two movies are some of his best work. His standup has always been ten times better than any of his acting movies. These movies are a prime example of his comic genius and why he is the inspiration of most young comedians today. Well worth watching - and owning this dvd collection.
Pryor in his prime.
Cubist | United States | 06/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's safe to say that without Richard Pryor there would be no Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle-comedians who mine a lot of the same territory that Pryor had already covered in the 1970s. I was never a big fan of his feature films. They always seemed to keep Pryor's brand of comedy reigned in. His stand-up comedy was where it was at: pure, undiluted Pryor. This new DVD set captures two of his live concert films, Live on the Sunset Strip and Here and Now and present two fascinating snapshots of the man at different points in his career and life.
His material carries on in the proud, taboo-smashing tradition of Lenny Bruce. Pryor talks about things that aren't supposed to be discussed in public: masturbating, religion, and politics in a frank and very funny way. He also employs the same kind of hipster-speak shtick as Bruce but updated for the late `70s and early `80s. Pryor also has the same improvisational quality, able to react to a spontaneous comment from the audience without losing his cool.
With a biopic in the works (it should be interesting to see how it compares to his semi-autobiographical movie, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling) there will no doubt be renewed interest in Pryor and his work. These two films document two specific points in his life and show the man in his prime. They also reinforce how influential he was on the contemporary comedians who idolize him."
The godfather of comedy
H. Stekman | Netherlands Antilles | 05/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD contains two shows. The first show (first cd, 3 stars) shows a less energetic and funny Pryor. Although funny, it lacks far behind the spectacular show of the second show (second CD,5 stars). In the second show you get to see Pryor at his best. Back to business after some years, it shows the true spirit of Pryor and shows why he is the godfather of comedy."
Classic Richard Pryor - OUTSTANDING
Glorym | NYC | 11/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These dvds show why Ricard Pryor was the Best Ever. A must see for anyone who loves real comedy."