8.2/10
4,179
34 user 9 critic

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | | Comedy | January 1979 (USA)
Richard Pryor's classic 1979 concert film has him discussing a wide range of topics, including race, the police and his favorite target -- himself.

Director:

Jeff Margolis

Writer:

Richard Pryor
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Pryor ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patti LaBelle ... Self (scenes deleted)
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Director: Joe Layton
Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

Director: Michael Blum
Stars: Richard Pryor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Director: Richard Pryor
Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney
Eddie Murphy: Delirious (TV Special 1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape.

Director: Bruce Gowers
Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (TV Special 1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock.

Director: Keith Truesdell
Stars: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Monteria Ivey
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (TV Special 1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Chris Rock combines his hilarious delivery and his fearless style to launch an all-out comedy assault in his third solo HBO special.

Director: Keith Truesdell
Stars: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh
Chris Rock: Never Scared (TV Special 2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Are you ready for Rock? Actor/director/comedian Chris Rock performs a gut-busting set in his fourth HBO stand-up special taped before a live audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Director: Joel Gallen
Stars: Chris Rock, Dionicio Chambers, Doug E. Fresh
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The fourth HBO stand-up special by Robin Williams.

Director: Marty Callner
Stars: Robin Williams
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Director: Stan Lathan
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt
An Evening with Robin Williams (TV Special 1983)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Robin Williams performs his act in San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Although he does do some of his more well known routines, much of the footage is devoted to Williams' frenetic, completely off the wall improvisation.

Director: Don Mischer
Stars: Robin Williams
Bill Hicks: Revelations (TV Special 1993)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Bill Hicks in the height of his genius. Recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London, Hicks opens our eyes and minds to the hypocrisy and ludicrousness of the world around us.

Director: Chris Bould
Stars: Bill Hicks

Photos

Edit

Storyline

Richard Pryor's classic 1979 concert film has him discussing a wide range of topics, including race, the police and his favorite target -- himself.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

WARNING: The Picture Contains Harsh and Very Vulgar Language and May Be Considered Shocking and Offensive. No Explicit sex or Violence is Shown.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was not the first concert film of Richard Pryor as he had previously starred in Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971) around eight years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Richard Pryor: I like makin' love myself, and I can make love for about three minutes. I do about three minutes of serious fuckin', then I need eight hours sleep! And a bowl of Wheaties!
See more »

Crazy Credits

This concert was recorded live at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California See more »

Alternate Versions

Reedited and reissued in August 1979 as "Richard Pryor Is Back Live In Concert," which was sold as an entirely new film. Much of the footage was from the original version, and virtually all of the material was the same, but some of the new footage was from a different performance of the same show. Producers noted that the difference could be determined by noting that in some shots, Pryor wears a wristwatch and in other shots he doesn't, prompting New York Times critic Vincent Canby to remark "If you cannot rest until you see Mr. Pryor wear a wristwatch, don't miss this recycled work. However, it's far cheaper to stay home and remember the first movie fondly." See more »

Connections

Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #4.97 (2009) See more »

User Reviews

A wonderful comic!
25 August 2002 | by Skeletors_HoodSee all my reviews

Richard Pryor is without a doubt one of the best stand-up performers to ever grab a mike, because he breaks the performance wall, and just has a conversation with the audience, which is rare for a comic to do. He talks to the audience, and involves them in the show, and the things he talks about on stage are not really jokes, but his retelling of certain life events that he has had, and you get the feeling that you would be hearing the same thing if you were just sitting alone with him in a room, and that is what makes his comedy so good, that conversational quality. No other comic that I can think of has done that with such a level of success that Pryor did...he was a real natural.

As far as profanity goes, Pryor doesn't use it to shock, he just talks that way naturally, and so the cursing doesn't stick out that much. Still, if you're easily offended by such language, then avoid it, but you are only robbing yourself of seeing a legend working his magic.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Pryor See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed