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Richard Pryor’s daughter, Rain Pryor stars in parody about abortion regulations (Video)

Richard Pryor’s daughter, Rain Pryor stars in parody about abortion regulations (Video)

By | October 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm | No comments

Richard Pryor is known as one of the all-time great comedians for his controversial sets that took on the status quo. His daughter, comedienne Rain Pryor, follows in her father's footsteps with this edgy sketch about the ridiculous abortion regulations that seem to pop up...

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Mel Brooks: I thought when Richard Pryor died, that was the end of comedy

Mel Brooks: I thought when Richard Pryor died, that was the end of comedy

By | June 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Mel Brooks, the self proclaimed Quentin Tarantino of his day and the most recent recipient of AFI's Life Achievement Award, hasn't given up on comedy. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Brooks says, "I thought when Richard Pryor died, that was the end of comedy. He was...

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Watch two previews from documentary ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’

Watch two previews from documentary ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’

By | May 31, 2013 at 4:01 pm | One comment

Tonight’s the night, comedy fans. Showtime will air Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, the long-awaited documentary about the iconic, groundbreaking comedian. To get you prepped check out a pair of stellar clips from tonight’s presentation, which goes down at 9 pm ET....

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Richard Pryor documentary ‘Omit the Logic’ will air on Showtime

Richard Pryor documentary ‘Omit the Logic’ will air on Showtime

By | April 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm | No comments

Though we’ve known the upcoming Richard Pryor documentary was set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, now there’s a date when non-festival attendees can bask in the glory of the iconic comedian’s life. On Friday, May 31, Showtime will air Richard Pryor:...

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Richard Pryor documentary will become a reality

Richard Pryor documentary will become a reality

By | April 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm | One comment

Thanks to BBC ‘Storyville’ and Showtime, a documentary about the life of late comedian Richard Pryor will finally be made. Filmmaker Marina Zenovich, who is best known for her documentary on controversial director Roman Polanski, is taking lead on the untitled film for...

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Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

By | February 2, 2012 at 11:42 am | 5 comments

Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The discussion spanned what it means...

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Marlon Wayans strikes deal with ABC to star in sitcom

Marlon Wayans strikes deal with ABC to star in sitcom

By | October 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm | No comments

Marlon Wayans has struck a deal with ABC to star and executive produce a hybrid single/multi-camera show. The show revolves around two brothers (both cops) who wind up living together. The character played by Marlon is married with kids and allows his brother to move in with...

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PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

By | July 21, 2011 at 11:38 am | No comments

Mary Tyler Moore is set to host a PBS tribute to The Ed Sullivan Show entitled Ed Sullivan’s Comedy Legends. The retrospective airs on Aug. 6 and will feature Ed Sullivan veterans such as Carol Burnett, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Anne Meara, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers and Jerry...

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Tina Fey to be presented with comedy award; Cosby, Carlin, Pryor are past honorees

By | May 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm | 4 comments

Tina Fey has recently been announced to be the 2010 recipient of the highly prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor; making her the youngest recipient ever for the award. She’s set to receive the prize Nov. 9 in Washington D.C., in a ceremony that in the past has seen...

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