Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip

Synopsis: One of comedian Richard Pryor's live performances (at the Sunset Strip, obviously) caught on film. Pryor talks about most of his standard subjects, including rascism and the differences between blacks and whites, along with talking about some of his recent film roles.
Director(s): Joe Layton
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
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82 min

Ladies and gentlemen,

live on the Sunset Strip, Richard Pryor!

We are gathered here today...

to make sure...

everyone eats.

If not each other...


I was gonna talk about something

that's very serious...

and I hope no one gets offended.

I wanna talk about f***ing.

And sometimes I talk about it.

And a lot of people in the audience...

don't know what I mean.

So would you raise your hand

it you don't know what f***ing is...

so we can watch your ass

when you leave here?

Because not enough f***in'...

goin' on in America.

Americans. Reagan get in,

you stop f***in'.

We f***ed when Carter was in.

We f***ed all the time.

There wasn't nothin' else to do.

"Hey. Let's f***."

President makin' a speech.

"Let's f***."

Reagan in. Now.

Everybody listen to this motherf***er.

"We can't f*** now."

I say get them

last few fucks in now.

See. I know one of the advantages.

When you're in show business,

the little extra treat you get...

is that you get p*ssy.

And, you know...

the great p*ssy drought

of the '50s?

I was caught up in that motherf***er.

I'm talkin' about...

I discovered masturbating by accident.

I'm not lying. I was about ten.

I was in the tub.

And that's when you used to

have to hold your dick with two fingers.

You remember when you

was little like that?

Right? I was in the tub.

I said. "Hey.

I'm on to something here.

I bet Dad don't know about this."

And then when you was young,

remember. Men...

We didn't come or nothin'.

You just made that tunny feelin'.

You know. You...

First time I came, ejaculated.

Scared the f*** out of me. Man.

I thought somethin' was wrong. Right?

I was with this woman. I said.

"Look what the f*** you done did!"

About an hour later though.

I was back goin'. "Can you do it again?"

Women are so cool about sex.

They like it as much as we do.

But they can be cooler.

You say, "Do you wanna f***?"


And they go home and have

all that electrical equipment.

I can't get off

behind that long sh*t.


I remember one time

I got some Playboy bunny p*ssy.

I thought I was in the big time.

Goin' home with a Playboy bunny!

You dig?

We was gonna have

a nice little midnight snack.

I went to her apartment.

Her apartment was bad!

It was one of those apartments that

if I don't get the p*ssy...

I can f*** this couch.

We started talkin'.

She had seen my act.

She said, "I really like the way

you do those little kids in your act.

Them's great.

Can you talk like a little kid?"

I said. "What? Now?"

"Yeah. Just do a little."

"I feel funny. I mean... okay.

You mean. Like, when I do this?

Like that?"

She said, "Yeah."

I say. "You like that. Huh?"

And she started taking off clothes.

And the more clothes she took oft.

The younger I got.

When she got to her panties.

I was on the floor talking about...

She gave birth to me about 9:30.

Can I get some water?

There was supposed to be

a stool and some water.

Is it April Fools'?

Oh. This is the one.

I have to walk way the f***

over there to get some water.

Thank you. Brother. Don't trip.

You're nervouser than me.

Sh*t. Thank you.

I wish I had had

a pitcher of that sh*t.

Thank you.

- What's in it?

- Huh? Water.

As far as I know.

I hope I don't start tripping.

Did that...

Was that here all the time?

That motherf***er been there

all the time?

Wait a minute.

We don't know nothin'...

but the photographic memory.

This motherf***er was not here.

See. We may not be literate.

But we visual than a motherf***er.

Just needed a little water...

to relax...

calm down.

'Cause I feel the tension

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Richard Pryor

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and social critic. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. Pryor's body of work includes the concert movies and recordings: Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' (1971), That Nigger's Crazy (1974), ...Is It Something I Said? (1975), Bicentennial Nigger (1976), Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979), Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982), and Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983). As an actor, he starred mainly in comedies such as Silver Streak (1976), but occasionally in dramas, such as Paul Schrader's Blue Collar (1978), or action films, such as Superman III (1983). He collaborated on many projects with actor Gene Wilder. Another frequent collaborator was actor/comedian/writer Paul Mooney. Pryor won an Emmy Award (1973) and five Grammy Awards (1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982). In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. The first-ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998. He was listed at number one on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him first on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. more…

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