The Birth of the Great Richard Pryor

On December 1, 1940, Richard Pryor was born in Peoria, Illinois. Pryor had a difficult childhood, suffering abuse as he grew up in his grandmother’s brothel. But he would go on to be one of the greatest comedians of all time. In this clip from The Richard Pryor Show, which ran for four episodes in 1977, Pryor makes some jokes about his childhood.

Prior died at the young age of 55 on December 10, 2005.

What is your favorite Richard Pryor bit? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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