goo.gl – Performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on November 27, 1966. Accessible on “The Quite Best of The Ed Sullivan Show Volume 2″ DVD at EdSullivan.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5
@JeffersonDinedAlone that’s okay you never did anything he thought was funny either
I never thought that anything this guy ever did was even remotely funny. Zero.
THE REAL KING OF COMEDY..NOT THAT FAKE ASS STEVE HARVEY WHO DONT DO SHIT..
I logged in just to say i love Pryor. That is all
you can tell its not the 70′s yet, i think a moustache would realy work for him, lol
holy crap he’s adorable.
The entire time I was watching this, I kept expecting to hear a curse word come out of his mouth lol…but I had to keep reminding myself this was family television. To me, it’s not really Richard Pryor unless curse words come flying out haha!
@alteregoash Well Richard Pryor was the Marlon Brando of stand up comedy. Pryor improvised better than any stand up comic that I have seen, on video or in person. Bye
@stella3265 A really minor point, but I think Lenny Bruce is closer to the charlie parker of comedy. I would argue Pryor was less improvisational, or, at least, less defined by it. But I in no way disagree that he is legendary and brilliant.
Great comedian, but I still think George Carlin takes the cake
@KingMellow11 And did he take it to another level. A level that other comedians have tried to emulate, Pryor was truly the best.
so far, out of all i’ve seen him do, this is my favorite one
I like him clean. This was very funny to me…. I love silly stuff though, so I’m sorta easily amused, but also amused by stuff others think is just dumb… maybe I’m just weird. Oh well.
Seeing him without a moustache is so weird!
@Lotum4n What in the name of fuck are you talking about?
To bad this guy turned out to be a Crack Head drug addict that couldn’t stop doing drug’s and showed his people it was ok to do drugs and wreck everyones life they new . : (
WOW people were well-dressed in those days. That suit is so sharp!
There were three comedians Richard admired. Bill Cosby, Redd Foxx ,and Dick Gregory. Pryor took it to another level.
Thumbs Up if you think he looks like Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino
Pryor’s earl y years of comedy before his start using all the swears and “N” words. lol!! Just before be created Mudbone.
Wow, that was great! Clean or filthy, I love Pryor!!
Kickass suit, especially the lining of the jacket…!
With all due respect, I assume you never met Ed, nor was ever invited by him to appear on his show. Ed did not b-list Mason. The industry did. Mason refused to defer to the acting producer when given the signal to stop his performance. Mason KNEW that what he was doing was unforgiveable & unwisely continued overtime, using valuable stage NATIONAL stage time prescheduled for others on that fateful day. The last time I was with Mason I was working borscht the belt in PA circa 1993.