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My Conversation With Mike Epps on Playing Richard Pryor

02/25/2015 10:11 am ET | Updated Apr 27, 2015

Tonight I'm joined by actor and comedian Mike Epps. Best known for his uproarious stand-up work, he currently hosts the hilarious but informative new AOL original series That's Racist With Mike Epps, which explores the origins of various racial stereotypes. It was recently announced that Mike will play legendary comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, to be directed by Lee Daniels.

In the clip below, Mike shares his thoughts on portraying such an iconic figure and gives us a small taste of what to expect from his performance.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check our website for your local TV listings: pbs.org/tavis.