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Richard Pryor: Icon

Richard Pryor is cited as one of the greatest American comedians of all time, with a huge influence on comedy and this generation's top comics. He was one of the first black men ever on television and pioneered a new brand of humor. On this episode of :ICON, we delve into the life and legacy of Richard Pryor, often using his own words, to show us his lasting affect on American comedy and culture.

Richard Pryor: Icon

54m 46s

Richard Pryor was one of the first black men ever on television, he pioneered a new brand of humor and he was a hit. This show defines his lasting impact on comedy and culture, often in his own words, showing us why he is an :ICON.

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    Richard Pryor: Icon

    54m 46s

    Richard Pryor was one of the first black men ever on television, he pioneered a new brand of humor and he was a hit. This show defines his lasting impact on comedy and culture, often in his own words, showing us why he is an :ICON.

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    Richard Pryor's impact on the craft of comedy and today’s top comics is legendary and unrivaled. On this all new :ICON, see his profound and enduring influence on comedy and culture.

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