“The Picasso of our profession”
~ Jerry Seinfeld
~ Jamie Foxx
~ Jon Stewart
“There’ll never be anybody as important as Richard Pryor.”
~ Howie Mandel
Fairfax, VA (Sept. 25, 2021)—Richard Pryor was born to tell it like it is. From Peoria, Illinois poverty to Hollywood affluence. From abandonment by his mother to adoration from millions. From school class clown to one of the top entertainers of the ‘70s and ‘80s. From tragedy to triumph and back again, Pryor was a legendary stand-up and multi-talented entertainer who reached a broad audience with his keen observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential comedians of all time.
Now you can experience the greatness of Pryor from the comfort of your home with THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED, a new 13-disc DVD collection, available exclusively at TimeLife.com/RichardPryor, featuring twenty-six hours of Pryor’s most memorable stand-up and television performances—together in one collection for the very first time.
A once-in-a-generation innovator, Pryor pushed the envelope and was almost single-handly responsible for the comedy evolution that continues to this day. Raw, sometimes shocking, and always thrilling, he won an Emmy®, five Grammys®, was the recipient of the very first Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (1998) and in 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him #1 on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. There has simply never been another comedian like him.
* Richard’s 1977 NBC TV Special and all four controversial episodes of The Richard Pryor Show, featuring Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, and more!
* Richard’s most memorable TV appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, The Dick Cavett Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
* The feature film, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, written, produced, and directed by Pryor
* Never-before-released footage from Richard’s infamous first film, Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales, lost since 1968
* Exclusive footage of Richard’s final performances and a tribute event at The Comedy Store
* Two acclaimed documentary films – Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and I Am Richard Pryor
* Extras including deleted scenes, outtakes, and a no-holds-barred interview with Richard’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor
* A Collector’s Booklet with personal photos, diary entries, tour notes and more!
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