October 28, 1983
In his third concert film before a live audience, Richard Pryor is relaxed and completely uninhibited about sharing pieces of his life mixed with raw social commentary. He deftly handles touchy issues such as race, sex, drinking, drugs and marriage by throwing himself into a variety of characters. Richard slips in and out of stories and accents. He can bring a WASP to life as easily as a street drug addict. It is only by watching him perform can you truly appreciate his brilliance. Throughout much of the film the material is laugh out loud funny. He deals with a few hecklers without missing a beat. He is at times glaringly blunt and touchingly poignant. His insights into himself and people grabs and holds your attention.