Without question a pivotal figure in comedy history, Richard Pryor has passed away at the age of 65.

Pryor’s artistic lapses and personal demons are well documented and don’t require a rehash. For those of you barely familiar with his work, the albums ‘That Nigger’s Crazy” and “Is It Something I Said” are a great place to start.

On the cinema side of things, “Blue Collar” and “Blazing Saddles” will hopefully be cited before “Moving” or “The Toy”.