Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

A FILM BY: Jeff Margolis
WRITTEN BY: Richard Pryor
STARRING: Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Lee Pryor

In revisiting the towering stand-up comedy talent of the 20th century, do you look to his most successful Hollywood efforts, such as SILVER STREAK or STIR CRAZY, or do you go with the unfiltered Richard Pryor at the peak of his powers in LIVE IN CONCERT? We opted for the latter (at least this time). Showcasing his astounding verbal and physical skills, Pryor takes on sex, drugs, heart attacks and deer hunting in what Pauline Kael deemed “probably the greatest of all recorded-performance films.” Rolling Stone ranked it No. 1 among its 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies, and it prompted Chris Rock to write: “This is what every comic is striving for, and we all fall very short.” This is a rare opportunity to catch this pioneering comedy concert film on the big screen.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1979
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 78 mins
Format: 35mm