Mudbone (character)

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Mudbone is a recurring character in Richard Pryor's stand-up shows. Debuting on the 1975 album ...Is It Something I Said?, Mudbone is easily Pryor's most famous creation.[1] A wino philosopher born in Tupelo, Mississippi,[1] his character was an alter-ego for Pryor.[2]

During Pryor's concert film, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, the audience begins to yell "Do Mudbone!" and Pryor reluctantly resurrects the character.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Als, Hilton (September 13, 1999). "A Pryor Love". The New Yorker. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Talkin' Trash, Telling Truth: Richard Pryor's Mudbone". In Character (story series). News & Notes. NPR. January 2, 2008. Retrieved February 20, 2015.