Monday, April 9, 2012

Richard Pryor Live On the Sunset Strip

For whatever reason, April 9th's movie completely slipped my mind, and thus this entry is showing up several days late. Fortunately, I don't really have a lot to say about Richard Pryor Live On the Sunset Strip, or my experience of seeing it. One thing that was enlightening was finding out I saw it at a theater I had forgotten even existed: The Metro II (later, the Mercury) on Union Street. It was smaller than the Metro, (also on Union Street), and located about two blocks away in a building that is now gone.

Anyway, there's no denying the movie is a classic in the stand-up comedy genre, a genre that seems mostly relegated to cable TV now. (What was the last hit stand-up movie? The Kings of Comedy?) It's probably best remembered for the extended bit he did about his freebasing accident, in which he caught on fire and ran down the street. So I'll leave you with a little of that.

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