Gone, much-missed and never forgotten. I can’t even figure out which is my favourite line of his, they are all on the internet, so as it is Sunday you should settle down and watch the whole lot. Perhaps today it is this:
Anybody can be a bum; all it takes is the right girl, the right bar and the right friends
Here he is from Letterman in 1989:
Perhaps the very best, him and Pryor are my comedy Gods.
What’s your favourite Pryor? I don’t know nearly as much of his as I’d like to – although I remember a film of his stand up from the 70s which was incredible. I’d love to see more!
Early Pryor when he moves from Crosby-lite to riffing, jazz like monologues that aren’t funny but are utterly compelling and bleakly amusing.
I’ll have to see what is on YouTube.