Monthly Archives: October 2016

Flappcast Episode #167: Richard Pryor: Richard Pryor and the rise of the dead comedians

On this weeks episode,  Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder give rise to the great Richard Pryor

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 ? December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and actor. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time: Jerry Seinfeld called Pryor “The Picasso of our profession” and Bob Newhart heralded Pryor as “the seminal comedian of the last 50 years”. This legacy can be attributed, in part, to the unusual degree of intimacy Pryor brought to bear on his comedy. As Bill Cosby reportedly once said, “Richard Pryor drew the line between comedy and tragedy as thin as one could possibly paint it.

 

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Flappcast Episode #166: Dwayne Perkins: Dating advice from Dwayne Perkins Joshua can appreciate

On this weeks episode, Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder interview Dwayne Perkins. Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the comedy game.  He has earned a spot in today’s elite class of standup comics with several appearances on Comedy Central and on Conan.  Most recently, he has been getting a lot of buzz for his recurring piece on The Jay Leno Show entitled “Great White Moments in Black History

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