Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
|Richard Pryor: Live in Concert|
|Directed by||Jeff Margolis|
|Produced by||Stephen Blauner|
William Sargent Jr.
J. Mark Travis
|Written by||Richard Pryor|
|Music by||Patti LaBelle|
|Edited by||Daniel J. Johnson|
SEE Theater Network
|Distributed by||Special Event Entertainment|
|Box office||$15.8 million|
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert is a 1979 American stand-up comedy film starring Richard Pryor and directed by Jeff Margolis. Pryor's performance earned him a 5th place nomination for the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor.
The film was shot in Long Beach, California on December 10, 1978, it was produced and distributed independently and the first full-length, feature movie consisting of only stand-up comedy, often hailed as one of the seminal and most influential recorded stand-up performances of the modern era. Eddie Murphy has called it "the single greatest stand-up performance ever captured on film."
In her review of Richard Pryor Live in Concert, Pauline Kael commented, "Probably the greatest of all recorded-performance films. Pryor had characters and voices bursting out of him .... Watching this mysteriously original physical comedian you can't account for his gift and everything he does seems to be for the first time."
A double album released in 1978 entitled Wanted: Live in Concert was recorded at other dates during the same tour, and features much of the same material included in the film.
|Richard Pryor||National Society of Film Critics||Best Actor (5th place)
(tied with Klaus Kinski for Nosferatu the Vampyre and Roy Scheider for All That Jazz)
- Maslin, Janet (February 16, 1979). "Richard Pryor Live in Concert (1979) Film: 'Pryor in Concert':Mime and Mimic". The New York Times.
- David Permut: By Permut Only Movieline Staff (December 1, 1992). "Richard Pryor: Live in Concert". p. 2.
- Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Worldwide Box Office. Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
- This is a quote from the "Eddie Murphy & Byron Allen interview", an extra on the DVD version of Eddie Murphy Delirious.
- Kael, Pauline (1991). 5001 Nights at the Movies. New York: Henry Holt and Company. p. 628. ISBN 978-0-8050-1367-2.