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Richard Pryor

LOOK: Iconic Black Trailblazers Side By Side

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices

Black history is not stagnant. It continues to progress every day, as the trailblazers of the past pave the way for newcomers who continue to carry th...

More Than a Compelling Journey Around New York City

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Susan Sacirbey

Having a family member stricken with the disease can be a catalyst for activism on political, human rights, medical, and educational levels.

Richard Pryor, Furious Cool, and an Early Thanksgiving

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In what is clearly (and beautifully) a labor of love, brothers David Henry and Joe Henry have brought Richard Pryor back to pulsating life, affirming ...

The Genius And Emptiness Of Richard Pryor

Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices

“Is stand-up comedy literature?" David Henry and Joe Henry, a fraternal author team, ask this as Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made...

The Many Faces of Harry Lennix

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Harry Lennix is an actor's actor, and 2013 is proving to be a banner year with a string of starring roles including NBC's highly anticipated new series The Blacklist alongside James Spader.

DVDs: Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Paul McCartney and More!

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Richard Pryor made some great movies. But he also made a lot of crappy ones, especially later on in his career. So it's good to have this boxed set putting the spotlight back on what he did best: stand-up.

How Bad Was 'Superman III'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

To mark the release of this weekend's Man of Steel -- and against my better judgment -- I decided to re-watch Superman III for the first time since 1983 and hopefully not destroy a little piece of my childhood in the process. Along the way, I've committed to keeping a running diary. So here we go. (Sorry, childhood memories.)

Are You Ready For 'Richard Pryor Radio'?

Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices

This weekend, Sirius XM Radio will honor legendary comedian Richard Pryor during a special three-day programming block dubbed, “Richard Pryor Radio....

LISTEN: Previously Unheard Richard Pryor

Posted 03.27.2013 | Comedy

The AV Club reports news that should excite Richard Pryor fans: The legendary comic's work will be documented in an extensive box set entitled "No Pry...

The Seinfelding of Comedy: In Defense of Seth MacFarlane

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

It's a bit absurd to hire Seth MacFarlane, watch Seth MacFarlane, and then be offended because he's, well, being Seth MacFarlane.

Weeds Creator Developing New Series for Netflix (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

Actor Romany Malco from Weeds, 40 Year-Old Virgin, and Think Like A Man talks black movies, making money on YouTube, Tijuana Jackson, and growing up in a bad part of town.

Comic LilRel Howery Performs, Talks Chicago, In Living Color

Mark Bazer | Posted 02.17.2013 | Comedy
Mark Bazer

LilRel Howery, one of the funniest comedians in Chicago, or, hell, anywhere, performs a short set and then talks with The Interview Show host Mark Bazer at The Hideout. (Nov. 2, 2012)

New York Theater: Rock Wilk Workshops His Story With New York City

Lisa Bernier | Posted 02.12.2013 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Some people workshop shows in theaters or classes. Others use writer groups or showcases. Musician-poet turned playwright Rock Wilk used the City of New York.

Happy Birthday, Richard Pryor!

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 01.31.2013 | Comedy

Legendary comedian Richard Pryor would have been 72 years old today, and to celebrate his legacy we've rounded up 25 of our favorite reasons to love h...

Keegan-Michael Key Talks Key & Peele Season 3 and Bringing Sketch Comedy to YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.28.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.

Hall Of Famer

Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment

The Recording Academy has released the inductees for the 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame and it's quite the interesting mix. Just how far does the list ru...

Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Nina Simone Biopic

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

Actor Mike Epps is joining the cast of "Nina," the Nina Simone biopic written and directed by Cynthia Mort. Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor,...

Republicans Taking a Cue from the Great Richard Pryor?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's one of Richard Pryor's best bits: a woman catches her man and another woman having sex. In a moment of supreme male arrogance he says "Are you gonna believe me or your lyin' eyes!?" Welcome to the 2012 Republican campaign strategy.

Kelly Carlin & Rain Pryor On Following Their Fathers' Footsteps

Posted 07.20.2012 | Comedy

Kelly Carlin and Rain Pryor, the daughters of comedy legends George Carlin and Richard Pryor, have both followed in their fathers' footsteps in pursui...

15 Comedians 'Crossing The Line'

Posted 08.02.2012 | Comedy

A great comedian can take a tough social issue and break it down into something that people can laugh about. Whether it's race, sexuality or good old ...

April Showers Bring May... An Afternoon With Rain Pryor

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

She, Rain, is a survivor, and I pray in my own agnostic way, that we can take the gifts of the likes of Rain and others, to make Earth Day and the days after, ones where we can start to risk our own revolution.

Chris Rock Explains What Makes Bill Cosby 'The Greatest'

Posted 02.03.2012 | TV

Chris Rock talked to "Inside Comedy" host David Steinberg about the legacy of two of the funniest black stand-up comedians in history, Bill Cosby and ...

Our Exclusive Black History Month Comedy Roundtable

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 02.04.2012 | Comedy

Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle... say any of their names to a serious fan of comedy and you're likely to elicit a r...

Motor Racing, 2012

Steve Parker | Posted 03.18.2012 | Sports
Steve Parker

NASCAR gets ancient throttle body fuel injection to replace ancient carburetors, Formula 1 still isn't coming to America and IndyCar is striving to just stay alive. Let's take a stroll...

WATCH: James Earl Jones Counts To Ten On Sesame Street

Posted 11.03.2011 | Arts

In the video below, James Earl Jones counts to ten on Sesame Street. It sounds simple enough, but this is no ordinary counting lesson. For each nu...