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Gary’s Tea: Is T.I. The New Richard Pryor Of Comedy? [WATCH]

Garcelle Beauvais is slipping all the tea about her past relationships in her new memoir. She opened up about when she found out Will and Jada Pinkett Smith got serious. She heard from his oldest son Trey. Then she opened up about dating Michael Jordan but then ruined her chance with him. In other news, T.I. is doing better in the comedy world and Gary says people are beginning to compare him to the greats.
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Richard Pryor‘s Best Comedic Movie Performances, Ranked From 'Superman III' to 'Stir Crazy'

Thanks to podcasts, social media posts, and one-on-one interviews, successful comedians continue to talk about how Richard Pryor was one of the most influential stand-ups ever. Plenty of them have their own personal stories about how Pryor's comedy helped lead them on the path they're on today. From his appearance on Saturday Night Live to his classic stand-up special, Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, aspiring comedic actors always have a direct line to tap into the level of talent it takes to be on top of the funny world.
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40 Years Ago: Richard Pryor Perfects Stand-Up on ‘Live on the Sunset Strip’

Before 40, Richard Pryor was written off by many as a cautionary show-business tale. On June 9, 1980, his long and storied history of drug and alcohol abuse culminated in literal self-immolation that looked to doom his life and career. With severe burns over 50 percent of his body, the 39-year-old Pryor’s doctors gave the comic and actor a one-in-three chance of survival.
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40 Years Ago: Richard Pryor Perfects Stand-Up on ‘Live on the Sunset Strip’

Before 40, Richard Pryor was written off by many as a cautionary show-business tale. On June 9, 1980, his long and storied history of drug and alcohol abuse culminated in literal self-immolation that looked to doom his life and career. With severe burns over 50 percent of his body, the 39-year-old Pryor’s doctors gave the comic and actor a one-in-three chance of survival.
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Richard Pryor & George Carlin Appear Together on a Classic Episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

George Carlin and Richard Pryor never got to star in a film together, so this appearance of the two on this 1981 Tonight Show clip is a great, rare chance to see two giants together. Actually, make that three, because host Johnny Carson shows why he set the standard in that very American genre, the late night talk show. It’s also an opportunity to see how much has changed in the world of late night.
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