It didn’t take long for Richard Pryor’s work to crop back up on Comedy on Vinyl, which is mostly due to popular demand. Not only is “…Is it Something I Said?” still our most-downloaded episode, but two of my favorite comedic minds specifically said they needed to talk to me about this one. And I do mean to me, folks, as Live on the Sunset Strip is, sadly, fairly new to me. But not to my detriment – there are some amazing moments on this album, and it clearly had an impact on this week’s guests – Mike Preister and Jeremy Guskin.
It’s an interesting change of pace for Richard Pryor, if only spurred on by what he took as the necessity to talk about a very public drug problem. But by 1982, and this album, he’s clearly learned a lot, and his comedy shows it. Equally mature and child-like (as all of his stories have some innocence peeking through, Live on the Sunset Strip takes is also of a rare breed of film, given the popularity of the concert movie of the same name. It’s a brilliant piece of work that you need to listen to. But first, listen to us tell you why.
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Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guests: Mike Preister and Jeremy Guskin
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