John Witherspoon Speaks On Richard Pryor’s Influence: “A Lot Of Them Tried To Look Like Richard”

John Witherspoon Speaks On Richard Pryor’s Influence: “A Lot Of Them Tried To Look Like Richard”

John Witherspoon’s comedy career dates back to the days of Richard Pryor at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. In a new talk with VLADTV, Witherspoon would go on to speak about Pryor’s influence in comedy. According to him, many comedians including Steve Harvey and Tim Reed even tried to…

Richard Pryor’s Daughter, Rain Pryor Announces Comedy Series Based On Her Life

Richard Pryor’s Daughter, Rain Pryor Announces Comedy Series Based On Her Life

Rain Pryor has officially teamed up with TV maverick, Norman Lear to help produce a comedy series based on Rain’s one-woman show, ‘Fried Chicken and Latkes’. For those out of the loop, Rain has been traveling with her one-woman show in recent years and has received rave reviews. The current project doesn’t have a…

Mike Epps Says Richard Pryor Biopic Probably Won’t Happen: “It Was A Weinstein Company Project”

Mike Epps Says Richard Pryor Biopic Probably Won’t Happen: “It Was A Weinstein Company Project”

A few years back we all were excited when news was confirmed that Richard Pryor’s long-awaited biopic was finally coming together. A film on the late comedian’s life has been considered for years with different names attached. Mike Epps, Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels, Tracy Morgan, and Eddie Murphy were the…

Richard Pryor’s Son Booed Off Stage During Stand-Up Performance

Richard Pryor’s Son Booed Off Stage During Stand-Up Performance

Mason Pyror is a name you may not have heard much about, he is the late Richard Pryor’s youngest son that has decided to take on stand-up comedy. Over the last few years, Mason has been on the comedy circuit working on his craft. Last night, for a new episode…

Exclusive: Michael Blackson Shares He Would Have Roasted Richard Pryor If Pryor Had An Instagram

Exclusive: Michael Blackson Shares He Would Have Roasted Richard Pryor If Pryor Had An Instagram

On Feb. 11th at 10PM/9C on BET, Michael Blackson will host the first ever Social Awards. The awards show will celebrate the best of social media and online influencers. If you follow Blackson on any of his social media channels you would know that one of his favorite things to…

Richard Pryor’s Daughter Says Marlon Brandon Story Is NOT True

Richard Pryor’s Daughter Says Marlon Brandon Story Is NOT True

“Daddy (Richard Pryor) did NOT have relations with Brando,” are the words written by Richard Pryor’s daughter, Rain Pryor, in a lengthy Facebook post. As we’ve all heard this week, according to Quincy Jones, Richard allegedly slept with Hollywood actor, Marlon Brando. The story was later validated when Pryor’s widow…

Richard Pryor’s Widow Confirms Marlon Brando And Richard Hooked Up

Richard Pryor’s Widow Confirms Marlon Brando And Richard Hooked Up

Wow. This might come to a surprise by many but Richard Pryor and actor Marlon Brando may have had a night together. The internet blew up earlier today when an interview with music legend Quincy Jones began circulating. In his jaw-dropping talk with Vulture, Jones would say that legendary actor Marlon…

Jay Pharoah Is Officially Onboard To Play Richard Pryor In Pam Grier’s Biopic

Jay Pharoah Is Officially Onboard To Play Richard Pryor In Pam Grier’s Biopic

This is a story we’ve covered very closely. Last year Pam Grier shared she was looking to produce a biopic on her life and expressed she wanted Jay Pharoah to play her past lover, Richard Pryor. Soon after the report went up, Jay would go on to express he wanted…

Richard Pryor: My Unlikely Inspiration

Richard Pryor: My Unlikely Inspiration

Eddie Griffin told me some incredible Richard Pryor stories.  “If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don’t feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there’s too much that I still want to do.” ~ Richard Pryor Everyone needs a role model. I learned…

Hey Pam Grier, Jay Pharoah Is Interested In Being Your Richard Pryor For Biopic

Hey Pam Grier, Jay Pharoah Is Interested In Being Your Richard Pryor For Biopic

Yesterday we noted that Pam Grier was eyeing to one day get her biopic on the big screen. In a original interview with the Associated Press, Grier went on to share she would love Jay Pharoah to play her former flame, Richard Pryor. Upon hearing about the news, Pharoah has…