Harlem Comedy Festival to feature films about Pryor and Moms Mabley
The Harlem Comedy Festival will be a majority stand-up showcase and competition also highlighting Improv performers of color in NYC. There will also be a film series each day of the festival during the afternoon. The films shown will be documentaries about African American’s contributions to c... [Read More]
Cool Thing to Buy This Week: Richard Pryor “Omit the Logic” on DVD
RICHARD PRYOR OMIT THE LOGIC Amazon Richard Pryor pushed boundaries and drew the lines for comedy during his career. During his career, he was an influence to many other comedians today. Comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Newhart, and Bill Cosby praised him for his boldness. His routines were normal... [Read More]
Richard Pryor: ‘Omit the Logic’
This past Saturday evening, I was excited to watch the new Richard Pryor documentary, “Omit the Logic,” on Showtime. Pryor is easily tied with George Carlin as the greatest comedian of all time. On this, there can be no argument, lest we ... [Read More]
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, No Pryor Restraint (review)
In trying to pinpoint what made Richard Pryor so compelling, writers and documentarians often steamroll over the man’s visceral gifts. At a gut level, Pryor’s ideas, word choice, delivery and body language were (and many would argue, remain) unmatched in stand-up comedy, not just revolutionary in th... [Read More]
A look back at Richard Pryor: “Omit the Logic”
Ask most comedians today who they love and loved watching perform, and Richard Pryor's name is more likely than not to make the cut as one of the top two influencers for a generation of stand-ups. That's the sense you'll get at the start of watching ... [Read More]
Watch two previews from documentary ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’
Tonight’s the night, comedy fans. Showtime will air Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, the long-awaited documentary about the iconic, groundbreaking comedian. To get you prepped check out a pair of stellar clips from tonight’s presentation, which goes do... [Read More]
Richard Pryor documentary ‘Omit the Logic’ will air on Showtime
Though we’ve known the upcoming Richard Pryor documentary was set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, now there’s a date when non-festival attendees can bask in the glory of the iconic comedian’s life. On Friday, May 31, Showtime wi... [Read More]