What did Richard Pryor do to The HaHa Mafia?
AHH’s Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur asked T.I.’s maverick comedy team of Kelly KDub, Navv Greene, Jayski about their favorite comedians and none of them had the iconic comic legend Richard Pryor in their lists. So,
They had plenty of comedians of note like Jamie Foxx, Redd Foxxx, Eddie Murphy, and others on their lists but for some reason Richard Pryor received scorn, especially from Tip’s boy KDub. “Richard Pryor ain’t sh#t,” he says without hesitation. “I saw Live On Sunset and it p##### me off…Richard ain’t talking about nothing.” Jigsaw tries to justify why Pryor should be considered for their Top 5 lists, but it was for nothing. (For the record, Jayski whispered “I like Richard Pryor.”)
In the 60s, 70s and 80s Richard Pryor did not have many peers in comedy and Hollywood and he was the first Black actor to make a million dollars from a single movie (“Stir Crazy” in 1980). He starred in stand-specials that became films and albums like Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’ (1971), That Ni##er’s Crazy (1974), …Is It Something I Said? (1975), Bicentennial Ni##er (1976), Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979), Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982) and others. As an actor, he starred in a number of comedies like “Harlem Nights,” which put him side-by-side with the aforementioned Redd Foxxx and Eddie Murphy. Both Rolling Stone and Comedy Central listed Pryor as the Number 1 comedian of all time. Even Jerry Seinfeld said Pryor was the “Picasso” of comedy. Oh well.
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