Comedy Loses Its Edge: Richard Pryor

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Richard Pryor and George Carlin (left) posed for a photo.

Richard Pryor and George Carlin (left) posed for a photo at the American Comedy Awards in Los Angeles in 2001. Reuters hide caption

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We remember the comedian Richard Pryor, who died on Saturday. This interview originally aired on May 22, 1995.



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