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I'm watching 'Here and Now' right now (on Dave, of all channels).
let's all agree on how funny he was.
but whenever I think of how funny he was, I start thinking of Eddie Murphy doing an impression of him and Bill Cosby.
just naturally a fucking riot. I mean, if you just dipped into one of his shows for a minute, you might wonder what he was going on about, but once you get a foothold, forget about it.
i mean, obviously some hugely insecure virgin will try to claim otherwise below, but nah.
and the gazelle just like side-stepped the cheetah and it was 'embarrassing' :DD
Laughed for ages at the idea of everyone (humans + animals) being embarrassed for the cheetah
the way he, idk, humanised animals was the best thing about his act. he was like a one man Creature Comforts. remember him doing jokes about his parrots, bears in the woods, loads of other stuff. literally don't know how someone couldn't find that sort of thing funny.
he'd fucking clean up doing voices for animation films and stuff like that, probably.
Though, we must warn politically-correct virgins: you will find his act offensive...
The fallout from his act, however, was that seemingly every comic afterward thought foul language was a substitute for actual funny jokes.
Richard Pryor, the Original Not-Ready for Prime Time Players on Saturday Night Live... they were comedy heroes for very young me.
gonna download some old comedy classic records: Steve Martin's Let's Get Small...
yeah, thanks man :)
loud, brash, really fucking offensive, but with none of the humanity.
he's up there in 'if you don't like him then i don't trust your judgement' territory. So much better than billhicks
you see Pryor doing a bit as a junkie and you see all the humour AND the pathos he could wring out of clowning around in character.
and that it's the minutae as much the crack-you-up silly voice changes and the big lines that made him so great.