Zeale as Richard Pryor
|Birth name||Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor|
|Born||December 1, 1940|
|Died||December 10, 2005 (aged 65)|
Encino, Los Angeles, California
|Hair||Black (Gray in later life)|
|Rap battle information|
|Appeared in||George Carlin vs Richard Pryor|
|Release date||July 13, 2019|
|Official vote(s)||1% (ERB Patreon poll)|
|Location(s)||Richard Pryor: Live in Concert stage|
The Cosby Show title sequence
A comedy light stage
Shapes representing Robin Williams' films
Information on the rapper
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was born on December 1st, 1940, in Peoria, Illinois. He was a stand-up comedian and actor. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time.
Pryor's body of work includes the concert movies and recordings: Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin', ...Is It Something I Said?, Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, and Richard Pryor: Here and Now. As an actor, he starred mainly in comedies such as Silver Streak, but occasionally in dramas, such as Paul Schrader's Blue Collar, or action films, such as Superman III. He collaborated on many projects with actor Gene Wilder. Another frequent collaborator was actor/comedian/writer Paul Mooney.
Pryor won an Emmy Award and five Grammy Awards. In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. The first-ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998. He was listed at number one on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him first on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.
[Note: Richard Pryor is in red, while Bill Cosby is in regular text.]
Any rap battles with you, I'll be winning 'em!
Your style's like two drinks: it's the minimum!
(Ooh!) It's ya boy from Peoria, Illinois!
One hand on my mic, one hand on my groin
'Cause ain't no set tighter in this whole damn game
Even the shit that I spit off the top: flames! (Stand up!)
My delivery is rupturing the tummies!
You tell a joke and people go, "Hmm, that's funny."
My mama was a prostitute and grandma ran the brothel!
Seen some shit but not as awful as your haircut debacle!
I'm the original brother (Hey!) to give the scene some color! (Hey!)
The most iconic stand-up comic! Stand down, motherfucker!
Scrapped lyrics and lyric ideas
I’m the golden glove champion of this shit
It doesn’t get more iconic black comic than this
I’ll drop you like the N-bomb after I got back from Africa
Thoughtful’s what they say after you go up
You’re right, I guess words change, we used to just say “you suck”
You look like an extra from Grumpy Old Men
- Poetry on Attica
- I ain’t mad atcha
- …ass’ll get kicked
- …back of the hip
- Windowing shopping for street cred