Searching For Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor with Jamie Masada at Laugh Factory Comedy Camp, 2002

Richard Pryor with Jamie Masada at Laugh Factory Comedy Camp, 2002


By JAMIE MASADA
JULY 16, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA

Word is out that the casting net is circling to find someone to play the late, great Richard Pryor in a film bio. Hopefully, the focus will be on finding someone who can capture not only Richard’s stand-up skills, but also his richly humanizing personal life. As great as he was on stage, his offstage actions made a believer of a teenager, who was celebrating his first night as a comedy club owner back in 1979. It was a first encounter I will never forget.

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