Thursday, November 04, 2010
I develop more and more of a respect for Richard Pryor with each passing year. I relistened to his box set of his Warner Bros. albums and the Laff Records compilation, both reissued on Rhino Records and feel that Pryor was not always respected.
I certainly didn't always respect him. A lot of that had to do with Pryor doing A LOT of inferior movies over the years. He did have a few good ones with "Silver Streak" being my favorite of his films and what would "Blazing Saddles" be without his writing talents?
Anyway, it's always good to discover or rediscover good comedians. Too bad he's gone. He passed away December 10, 2005.