Sunday, 13 May 2012


This is classic, raw Richard Pryor. Before he became a massive superstar. For those who dont know, Pryor was not only a pioneer of African-American comedy, arguably most of the jokes of Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle and others originates with Pryor.

This clip below shows how brutally honest Pryor was about his life experience as a poor black youth growing up and experiencing and witnessing white supremacy all around him. It's obvious that many of the audience at this stand-up were very awkward in listening to Pryor's recounting of what he saw of the dysfunctional white - black relationships.

"When Richard Pryor turned on the lights and gave us our props" - (lyric from Brother M-1 from Dead Prez, in reference to when Pryor at a packed gig asked the lighting people to turn on the lights and asked Black Panther founder Huey Newton to stand up and gave thanks to Brother Huey's contribution to the Black Liberation Movement)

- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

1 comment:

OMalone1 said...

Gwiz. Funnily enough, was treated to a five minute preview of this sketch whilst watching a DVD yesterday