Skip to main content
Global Edition
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Richard Pryor

American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, writer, and MC


Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time.

0 shares 1 views

News coverage

On This Day: 9 June 1980

In 1980, comedian and actor Richard Pryor set himself on fire while drinking, risking his life. (June 9)
 

USATODAY.com

Today in History for June 9th

Highlights of this day in history: Sen. Joseph McCarthy confronted over his anti-communist tactics; Author Charles Dickens dies;..

USATODAY.com

Explore