Richard Pryor: Icon [Region 2 UK Version] [DVD]

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He opened the door for other comedians to inject social commentary and other once verboten topics into their humour. From his troubled upbringing in the slums of Peoria, Illinois to his brave battle against multiple sclerosis, examine the roller-coaster life and times of this comedic trailblazer. Though he was one of the most successful and influential entertainers of his generation, Pryor also wrestled with drug addiction and the lingering effects of being raised in a brothel by abusive parents. Featuring interviews with close personal friends and comedians he influenced, including Tracy Morgan and George Lopez, this film defines Richard Pryors lasting impact on comedy and culture “ often in his own words “ showing us why he is an American icon. 

Category: Biographies

Type: Region 2 DVD

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