As you all know, one of if not thee Funniest Comedians ever to touch the mic-phone. Believe that! He has classic shit from stand up to movies to his Sketch show. You know as well as I do that Pryor’s influence can be found in 80% of comedians today. Eddie Murphy is almost a direct descendant of the style! HAAAAAA! Plus… Let’s not forget that homie use to deal with Pam Grier! that’s an accomplishment in it’s self. Peep the Bio from BLAMMMM!!!!

…Pryor’s first introduction to a life of performing came at age 12 when Juliette Whittaker, a supervisor at a public recreational facility in Peoria, cast him in a local production of Rumplestiltskin. Whittaker was so impressed by Richard’s comic ability that she arranged talent shows to showcase him and continued to influence him throughout his career. 

While serving in the Army (a brief stint 1958 to 1960 that ended when he had an altercation with a fellow G.I.), Pryor performed in many amateur shows. Upon his discharge, he got his first cabaret gig at his hometown Harold’s Club, where he played piano and sang — badly. Quickly realizing that audiences preferred his jokes to his singing, Pryor began working as a professional comic in clubs throughout the Midwest. 

Inspired by Bill Cosby, Pryor went to New York in 1963 and gained recognition for his club work as a stand-up, performing on the same bill as such famous personalities as Bob Dylan and Richie Havens. While in New York, Pryor also garnered some mentorship from none other than the great Woody Allen.