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It isn't usually until after a popular comic dies that he is declared a "genius" by his fellow comics and elevated to the status of legend -- fortunately for Richard Pryor, his peers have decided to pay homage while he's still around to appreciate it. In his heyday, Pryor was a comedian who wasn't afraid of breaking the rules and shattering the conventions of the era, and his approach to such previously taboo issues as race and sex influenced legions of future comics. Featuring footage from Pryor's remarkable career as well as interviews with such contemporary standup heavies as Dave Chappelle, Denis Leary, Jon Stewart, and Wanda Sykes, this documentary takes viewers on a hilarious and affectionate trip through Pryor's remarkable career. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi