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King_Ghidra
13-12-2005, 09:22:18
Motherfucker died. :(

Great great comedian and a pioneer for black comedy. Guarantee you there would never have been an eddie murphy or a chris rock without him.

I bought a 10cd set of his recorded live comedy last year and it was just superb.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1664865,00.html

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/culturevulture/archives/2005/12/12/laughter_in_the_dark.html#more

mr.G
13-12-2005, 09:26:21
:(
and he never used the word fuck

Funko
13-12-2005, 09:27:42
black comedy means laughing about death and stuff doesn't it? :confused:

He was a very funny guy.

King_Ghidra
13-12-2005, 09:30:11
:p

all i would say to those people who mainly know richard pryor from his hollywood stuff, try and check out the stand-up. Much better, the real richard pryor.

I had never seen eddie murphy's legendary Raw show, but when i got to see it this year after i had all of heard richard pryor's stand-up, i just thought wow, what a rip-off

mr.G
13-12-2005, 09:32:46
yup i had exactly the same expierence

Funko
13-12-2005, 09:39:06
I saw them in the opposite order but came to the same conclusion.

mr.G
13-12-2005, 09:40:04
you are schjmart aren't you

Funko
13-12-2005, 09:41:18
Yes.

Oh and Richard Pryors stuff was a lot funnier (IMO).

mr.G
13-12-2005, 09:43:59
well eddy cracked me up wizzzzz his lion - sjit - kicked him in the ding ding beginning of delirious or was it raw.

Drekkus
13-12-2005, 10:55:17
:( He was teh funneeh. I saw the Eddy Murphy live on stage videos, and shortly thereafter Richard Prior's earlier performances. Quite obvious where Eddy got his inspiration from. The bit where Prior acts out his burning during freebasing and the recovery, are fantastic.

King_Ghidra
13-12-2005, 11:09:26
yeah that is great. i like it when he talks about jim brown. jim brown is cool.

MoSe
13-12-2005, 11:12:32
who of you kept annoying me about italians always touching their dingdings in public, after having seen Eddie's Raw? :bash:

I never saw Pryor's stand-up act movie, I didn't even *know* about it, I wonder whether I might fetch a tape or DVD somehow.

Drekkus
13-12-2005, 11:30:05
I can't find the text of the bit where goes on about going through great lenghts to fuck a woman. Talking about the Cosmos (or Cooosmooos) all evening, waiting for his dick to be "hard enough to cut diamonds", only to find she doesn't want sex.

The Norks
13-12-2005, 14:30:07
italians do touch their balls a lot, I was told its for good luck.

Can I just add to the eulogies above that Brewster's Millions was one of the best 80's films evah! He was a great stand up but what a troubled guy. His life story reads like a Greek tragedy.

mr.G
13-12-2005, 14:33:38
he was fond of the nice white powder, and women. great combi

MoSe
13-12-2005, 14:59:54
Originally posted by The Norks
italians do touch their balls a lot, I was told its for good luck.


Well, um, yeah, but NOT like in Eddie Murphy's Raw, that's only an italoamerican mobster movies stereotype

And actually, it's not "for" good luck but to "fend off" bad luck/omens, just like when you "knock on wood". And even in such cases mostly we just *mention* the touching, or eventually *mime* it, but very rarely educated italians *perform* it for real.

Hehe, for a while Dyl included the italian touching saying in his location :)