“The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit.”
Richard Pryor (1940 - 2005)
COMEDIAN, WRITER, ACTOR
Richard Pryor used language as a weapon to draw attention to social issues, creating comedy from stories of pain & tragedy.
Pryor's performances confronted the realities of racism, addiction, & mass incarceration. The son of a hustler & a prostitute, he had grown up in a brothel surrounded by crime.
Speaking directly and honestly about life on the streets, Richard Pryor rose from poverty to become one of the top entertainers of the 70’s and 80’s.