Book Review – FURIOUS COOL: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him

Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him┬áby┬áDavid Henry & Joe Henry Reviewed by Steve(n) Richard Pryor was a spearhead of righteous anger, a mad poet, and an inflammatory missile of social justice. He was a drug-addled demon, a rampaging tyrant, and a catastrophic force of destructive violence. He was a misunderstood prophet, … Continue reading Book Review – FURIOUS COOL: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him

Stand Up Sit Down Book Club: FLIP by Kevin Cook

~ post by Steve(n)After reading all about the inimitable Flip Wilson in Kevin Cook's astonishing new biography Flip, the Stand Up Sit Down book club foolhardily decided to travel through history, collecting comedy giants from the past, present, and future to make their next meeting the stuff of legend. Unfortunately, this team of time-traveling twiddlers … Continue reading Stand Up Sit Down Book Club: FLIP by Kevin Cook

Stand Up Sit Down Book Club is Burning Down the House

~post by Steve(n) If you are even the slightest bit geeky or obsessive about comedy, then you have probably found yourself at some point in your life wondering why exactly it was that maverick comedian Richard Pryor set himself on fire and ran screaming through the California suburbs in 1980. It may surprise you to … Continue reading Stand Up Sit Down Book Club is Burning Down the House

Richard Pryor is FURIOUS COOL: Q&A with David & Joe Henry

Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him. As he puts it: "It's an illuminating look at the life and times of the greatest comedian of the twentieth century. There was only one Richard Pryor and there will never be one another." David Henry is a screenwriter, and his brother Joe Henry is … Continue reading Richard Pryor is FURIOUS COOL: Q&A with David & Joe Henry