A COMEDIC GENIUS GONE
Was saddened to hear that Richard Pryor passed away over the weekend. I remember listening to his party albums in my teen years (while my parents were out, of course) and laughing at his roles in some of the nearly 40 movies that he played in. I was also unaware that he was one of the writers of Mel Brooks' 1974 classic film "Blazing Saddles". He also helped to inspire many of today's comedians.
I thought that it was classy that at the end of his monologue on The Tonight Show last night, Jay Leno took a few moments to remember his friend and fellow comedian. Richard Pryor will be truly missed. RIP.