Duration: 60 min.
The Richard Pryor Show is an American comedy variety series starring Richard Pryor. It premiered on NBC on Tuesday, September 13, 1977 at 8 p.m. opposite ABC's popular television shows Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days.
The show was produced by Rocco Urbisci for Burt Sugarman Productions. It was conceived out of a special that Pryor did for NBC in May 1977. Because the special was a major hit, both critically and commercially, Pryor was given a chance to host and star in his own television show.
TV Guide included the series in their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".
humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, biting, exciting, ethnic humor
interracial relations, artists and showbiz, society, disorder, performer's life, lifestyle, variety show, media, actress playing multiple roles, monologue, social satire, variety, absurd humor, absurdism, celebrity, sexual humor, surrealism, stereotype, rock music, guest, pop culture, musical number, television, irreverence, african american ...
20th century, 70s