Richard Pryor

Rare Richard Pryor Recording from 1973 Set for First-Ever Release

The recording is pulled from the first of a four-night run at the legendary Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Nearing… Read More

June 10, 2021

Remembering Paul Mooney — The Comic Who Never Sold His Soul

Comedian Paul Mooney, who passed away at the age of 79, was a “race man” who had an unwavering devotion… Read More

May 20, 2021

Legendary Writer and Comedian, Paul Mooney, Dead at 79

The comedian reportedly suffered from a heart attack on Wednesday morning. Legendary comedian, writer, and activist, Paul Mooney, has died.… Read More

May 19, 2021

Watch Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Give Each Other Props in New ‘Tamborine’ Clip

An extended version of the Chris Rock special Tamborine drops Tuesday on Netflix. On Tuesday, Netflix will release Chris Rock: Total Blackout,… Read More

January 12, 2021

HBO Max Slaps ‘Blazing Saddles’ with Disclaimer for Racist Content

The premium-tier streamer throws a trigger warning on Mel Brooks' irreverent Western satire. It appears even satire is going to… Read More

August 16, 2020

“Ain’t None Of It True”: Paul Mooney’s Sons Deny Sexual Abuse Claims Against Their Father

The claims were made by Richard Pryor's former bodyguard, Rashon Kahn. In a recent interview, Richard Pryor's ex-bodyguard Rashon Kahn… Read More

September 11, 2019

Paul Mooney Cancels Comedy Show Appearances Following Richard Pryor Jr. Molestation Claim

Mooney was scheduled to perform at the Atlanta Comedy Theater on Wednesday and Thursday. Paul Mooney has canceled a couple… Read More

August 29, 2019

Update: Richard Pryor Jr. Insinuates He was Molested by Paul Mooney

UPDATE: Richard Pryor Jr. has since spoken on Rashon Kahn's claim that Paul Mooney slept with him when he was… Read More

August 27, 2019

Richard Pryor’s Daughter Defends His Legacy, Says Quincy Jones Is ‘Losing His Mind’

Quincy Jones' recent interview with Vulture is still being discussed, with his mentioning of Marlon Brando's alleged affairs with Richard… Read More

February 9, 2018

Richard Pryor Biopic Will Be “Dark, Raw, Sad & Scary,” Producer Promises

The Richard Pryor movie has been in works for years, but at the very least we know that when it… Read More

November 23, 2016

Richard Pryor Biopic Is Now A Go, With Jay Z Producing

So, we've been keeping tabs on the Richard Pryor biography film for quite some time. We've seen it go from… Read More

October 6, 2016

Pass The Popcorn: Lee Daniels Drops Out Of Ill-Fated Richard Pryor Biopic

Just when you thought there'd be no more hurdles on the way to the long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic, the film's director goes… Read More

May 9, 2016

Van Hunt Pays Tribute To His Heroes w/ Quietly-Released ‘Free Association’ EP

Still riding high off the release of his comeback project The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets, Van Hunt has offered a little… Read More

November 16, 2015

Pass The Popcorn: Eddie Murphy & Oprah Confirmed For Lee Daniels’ Forthcoming Richard Pryor Biopic

Eddie Murphy may be etching out his place in the musical cosmos, but that hasn't stopped him from accepting a… Read More

August 31, 2015

Watch A Leaked Clip Of Marlon Wayans’ Audition Tape For A Richard Pryor Biopic

In case you didn't know, there is, in fact, a biopic in the works to capture the life and legacy… Read More

February 24, 2015

The Okayplayer Interview: Comic Genius Paul Mooney Talks About Doing Stand Up In 2014

In case you didn't get the memo, comedy wizard Paul Mooney is on the road again, playing a rare series of… Read More

April 18, 2014