President’s Day

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  1. “…well if you get your ass kicked you know you got it right.” Punchline to a bit Richard Pryor did on the ’70’s phenomenon of white America adopting Vietnamese kids (if you are a fan you know the bit). I can’t think of a single entertainer who I quote more or was as influenced by. Pryor is a titanic figure of comedy & social commentary. In my mind, no one comes close in either category. A shame very little of his scripted film roles were worth a goddamn, but his stand up is gold. A true national treasure & no praise is ever too high. “Hope I’m funny.”

    • Well said. And look at the layers in this sketch from his very short-lived NBC series. And look how foolish the network looked passing on Richard Pryor.

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