Thursdays are Video Thursday!
This week's clip is the funniest thing I've ever seen on Youtube, so it's all going downhill from here. Hmm, maybe I won't be doing this in the future after all.
You know when you're trying to talk to someone and they keep interrupting you trying to be funny? And you get so annoyed that they notice and keep doing it? Now imagine that person is high on cocaine. And that they are the greatest comedian of all-time.
Such was Richard Pryor in the 80s. He was getting paid millions of dollars for movies he knew were dumb and he didn't care. He felt invincible, but then he set himself on fire and almost died. That tends to be a buzzkill. My favorite part may be when the interviewer trashes Steve Martin to get on his good side and Pryor calls him out on it. Then he calls Martin "The Great White Hope". Amazing!