Sunday, December 11, 2005

Peoria's son, RIP: Pryor

I lived for three years in Peoria, Illinois. Home of Richard Pryor. They knew it.

Meanwhile there is an expression -- "will it play in Peoria?"

I played in Peoria. Pryor, without a doubt, played and made it from Peoria too.

His comedy is real. His characters were 'out there' -- but -- he kept real, not a model nor a forgery. Pittsburgh and Peoria are bad places to be artificial.

I'll be interested in reading what is said in Peoria about Pryor.

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