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Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

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Carson didn’t feature the most diverse lineup, which may explain why he relied on Pryor to explain the “Black experience.” The legendary comic obliged — to a point. Watching Pryor bristle at the host’s ignorance was funnier than 80% of his movies.


Richard Pryor waves to the audience after receiving the Hall of Fame award at the NAACP 27th Image Awards in a Saturday April 6, 1996 photo, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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