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Bill Murray will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Bill Murray will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

By | August 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm | One comment

After four decades of delivering some of the most unforgettable and best-loved comedic performances, Bill Murray is receiving the Kennedy Center’s 19th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murray, reaching an almost cult-like status in the world of comedy, has had a career...

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Marlon Wayans Richard Pryor audition tape leaked. And Marlon is excellent. (Video)

Marlon Wayans Richard Pryor audition tape leaked. And Marlon is excellent. (Video)

By | February 25, 2015 at 12:27 am | No comments

With the Richard Pryor biopic in the works, and comedian Mike Epps chosen for the titular role, it’s a bit too late to recast. But, with newly released footage of Marlon Wayans’ audition tape from when Chris Rock was attached to work on the project, it’s not too late to...

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Rain Pryor doesn’t approve of Richard Pryor biopic: No one desires to know the truth (Exclusive)

Rain Pryor doesn’t approve of Richard Pryor biopic: No one desires to know the truth (Exclusive)

By | August 26, 2014 at 11:32 pm | One comment

While comedy fans rejoiced today due to both Oprah Winfrey and director Lee Daniels confirming Mike Epps will play iconic comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, Pryor's daughter Rain doesn't share the excitement, and for good reason. "I don't approve of the biopic...

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Mike Epps, not Nick Cannon, cast as Richard Pryor: Oprah and Lee Daniels confirm

Mike Epps, not Nick Cannon, cast as Richard Pryor: Oprah and Lee Daniels confirm

By | August 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm | No comments

Although it looked like Nick Cannon had snagged the role of iconic Richard Pryor in the upcominc biopic about the late, ground-breaking comedian, it seems veteran comedian Mike Epps has officially been cast. Both Oprah Winfrey and director Lee Daniels have confirmed Epps as the...

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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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