If I Stop I'll Die: The Comedy and Tragedy of Richard Pryor

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"Though it would be hard to imagine an America without a Richard Pryor, cursed and blessed though he is, it would be harder still to imagine, or endure, life if there had never been a Pryor, teaching us to laugh, and by laughing, to see." from IF I STOP I'LL DIE. In the 1960s, when many black performers were trying to open the colors barrier, comedian Richard Pryor was slamming into it with a vengeance. Employing the language and attitude of the black ghetto, he assaulted racism in comic routines that were both outrageous ...

If I Stop I'll Die: The Comedy and Tragedy of Richard Pryor 1993, Da Capo Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781560250623

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If I Stop I'll Die: The Comedy and Tragedy of Richard Pryor 1991, Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781560250081

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