Richard Pryor - Live in Concert
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Crude. Foul. Real. In a word, that's Richard Pryor: Live in Concert. In this, the funnyman's first and best concert film, Pryor does dead-on impersonations of the respective races, cussing, trying to act tough, getting kicked in privates. But it's his imagination that elevates him to a different level and hints at the comedic genius of the man. He gives his impressions of what animals think, from his own animals (a monkey, a Doberman) to police dogs, and it seems so exact, so precise. Not to mention the fact that he is at his self-deprecating best, skewering himself as much as any other subject.]]>
- Remastered for 2006
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My only observation may be that the negative reviews have all been for the DVD copy, which evidently is not up to quality standards. This is certainly not the case with the video cassette version, and I can only recommend that this edition be purchased. All other reviews have been 5/5 stars, and the poor quality DVD edition should be taken off the market until it can be remastered.
Known for his observational humor, he shares insight into his family and with his grandmother. In his act, he seems to show just a little more respect for women than some comedians brash do. Pryor pokes a lot of fun at himself, his troubles with his wife and the law. His humor works for a variety of people regardless of ethnicity!
He brilliantly takes on the voices of many characters and furthermore, he interjects the voice and thoughts of his dogs, and monkeys and he even takes on the voice that attacks the heart (experiencing a heart attack). He translates to us the voice of body parts. Pryor is hilarious at imitating the white man, vocally and physically.
Yes, there is profanity, but he is NOT as disgusting or crude as so many others. Like most comedians of his type, there are always the sex routines and his are acceptable without being harsh or crude.
To say this is funny is an understatement. It is hysterical with nonstop laughter throughout. Some routines are his fear of swimming, running to be in shape, the Chinese stutterer, in the woods, boxing, grandmother and cocaine, and his role as a parent - that classic bit when he finds his kid in a lie.
This 1979 90-minute performance is a classic! It's easy to see why Pryor is a major influence on the best comedians around....(Rizzo)
Then I bought the tape a few years later and watched it with my wife. She was laughing so hard that she missed most of the dialogue the first time around. She had to watch it again to catch what she had missed.
It's Richard Pryor at his rudest, crudest best-talking about his squirrel monkeys, run-ins with the police, heart attacks, drug use, sex, hunting and being an amateur boxer.
If you want to laugh your ... off, get this tape! It's hilarious!
In any event, I feel the video is much funnier than the CD, because we can see those classic expressions. A lot of Richard's comedy is visual. This is without a doubt, his finest work.
This is Jimi at Woodstock. This is Reggie Jackon in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series.
The best ever at HIS BEST EVER.
GET THIS VIDEO!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I hestitated a bit because of the reviews that say it's too racist..but decided to buy it. And yes...it does start there.. Read morePublished 2 months ago by clk4clj
Great very funny i remember seeing it in the day now I have it for good a class actPublished 3 months ago by Carl C.
Richard Pryor is the greatest comedian of all time. He is the genuine article, great actor, great comedian. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Miss Knowitall.
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