Every so often, I contribute celebratory articles over at my blogging colleague’s site, Edward Copeland on Film… and More. And with his best concert film, Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip, reaching its 30th anniversary today, I had a few words to say about it:
“Most of the time they, the funny men and women, riff off of other comics that have come before them, just with updated material. A few, though, will bring something fresh when most do not. Yet, there have been a very small number of humorists who’ve proven to be both revolutionary and evolutionary with what they brought while standing alone on the stage facing out. Unquestionably, Richard Pryor was one of them.”
If you’re interested, please consider stopping by over there and check out my piece, 30 Years Ain’t That Long in Life, or Comedy.