Saturday, December 10, 2005

PRYOR PASSES ON



Of all of the sad news in recent days--Sheckley, Williamson, etc.--I think this one is the toughest to take. I always thought his stand-up was genius and his rather brutal sense of humor always inspired me.

Jeff

2 Comments:

At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Andrea said...

From what I understand his life was pretty brutal too, but the flame that burns brightest...

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger Jay Tomio E. said...

Pryor is like a semi-deity figure in my youth (and still is, as I own literally every stand-up video). I think everybody I know (that I grew up with) can watch his stand-ups with the volume off and fully reenact the entire show.

He was cutting edge, yet classic the moment he stepped off stage on every performance.

 

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