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If you are a certain age, you probably remember Dick Gregory as a comedian. You may have seen him on stage or TV during one of the dozens of politically-charged appearances he made on the Jack Parr show, David Frost, Merv Griffin and Ed Sullivan. But Gregory was so much more than a stand-up comic as this extraordinary documentary makes clear.
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Watch a Clip of The One and Only Dick Gregory Before Its Juneteenth Premiere

The next time an edgelord whines about “cancel culture,” show them this clip of the literal FBI trying to shut down Dick Gregory. Today, Showtime Documentary Films announced that it has acquired the worldwide rights to The One and Only Dick Gregory ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival as part of its Juneteenth programming slate. The documentary, directed by Andre Gaines, explores the career and impact of trailblazing political stand-up comedian Dick Gregory, who, in the 1960s and ’70s, married comedy to activism in a way that inspired many comics in the decades that followed. Among those comics are Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and Wanda Sykes, who all appear in the documentary, along with footage of Gregory and original music by Black Thought. Ahead of the film’s world premiere and its Showtime premiere on July 4, at 9 p.m. ET, Showtime shared a clip that highlights Gregory’s stand-up sets in 1968, when he was a vocal critic of the Vietnam War, and how the FBI responded.
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Showtime to Premiere ‘One and Only Dick Gregory’ Documentary

Showtime announced Wednesday it has acquired The One and Only Dick Gregory, a documentary about the influential comedian/civil rights activist. The film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, June 19th as part of the fest’s inaugural Juneteenth programming slate. The One and Only Dick Gregory will then arrive on Showtime on July 4th.

Dick Gregory documentary gets July 4 premiere date with Showtime

Over the years, there has been no shortage of dissection into the life of Dick Gregory. And now, thanks to Showtime, we’ll soon be able to take another deep dive into the multi-faceted story of the late comedian and civil rights trailblazer. With news of a rights acquisition on Wednesday...
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There’s a Whole Docu-Special on Dick Gregory That’s Coming Out on July 4th

In regards to comedy both being a bridge between worlds and speaking truth to power, the name Dick Gregory better be at the top of the list. Gregory was a comedy pioneer unlike any other, especially for all the barriers he broke down and how much irony and absurdity he pointed out in race relations and in the actions of the U.S. government. Also, you ought to know that’s just scratching the surface of what he did throughout his comedy career and his lifetime.

Showtime Acquires The One and Only Dick Gregory Documentary

The One and Only Dick Gregory documentary premieres this Juneteenth at the Tribeca Film Festival. The world premiere’s already sold out. But you can watch it starting July 4, 2021, thanks to the good folks at Showtime. Showtime has acquired this doc from Andre Gaines that unpacks the career of...
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Showtime Acquires ‘The One and Only Dick Gregory’ Doc Ahead of Tribeca Debut

Showtime Documentary Films has acquired the rights to “The One and Only Dick Gregory,” the directorial debut from producer Andre Gaines. The documentary, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 19 and debuting on Showtime on July 4, explores the career of Dick Gregory, the legendary comedian and activist who was at the forefront of the fight for civil rights.