Arguably the greatest stand-up comedian of all-time, Richard Pryor is at his hilarious peak in the classic 1980s special, Live on the Sunset Strip. A fiery performer, Pryor delivers rapid laughs and provocation but most notably, he shares one of his most personal sets, musing on his roots, race in America, and his most notorious exploits—including frank discussion of that time he set himself on fire. His legacy speaks for himself but if there’s one surefire proof of Pryor’s genius, here it is.
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
August 17, 2018 8:45pm