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Richard Pryor’s Daughter Rain Releases Debut Standup Comedy Album!

Posted Apr 25, 2015

Comedian RAIN PRYOR, known for her autobiographical solo show Fried Chicken and Latkes, as well as her work as an author, actress & spokesperson for MS research, released her debut comedy album, Black & White on April 7, 2015. Black and White draws from Pryor’s own life & openly explores her experiences asa black, Jewish woman, including her successes, failures, childhood & of course, her beloved father, the late comedic genius, Richard Pryor. Pryor was encouraged by her father in her late teens to pursue stand-up, but it took over two decades for her to build up her nerve to test what seems to be a genetic gift from her father. The New York Times writes, “She most definitely is her own woman. But she sure does one hell of an impersonation of her dad!” Pryor follows in her father’s footsteps, not only in her natural comedic flair, but also in her choice to record with David Drozen, producer of 12 of her father’s albums for the legendary comedy label LAFF Records. Black and White was recorded in front of a live audience at L.A. Comedy Club in Bally’s, Las Vegas and is Pryor’s first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

According to Rain:
“When I was 18, Dad asked me to do stand up. I thought he was crazy to ask me to go touch a space that he dominated on such an Iconic scale. He said, ‘You do it your way, but just do it.’ It took me until I was 39 years old to touch that stand up mic. When David Drozen reached out to me to record my first ever comedy CD, I thought, ‘shit he must be crazy.’ I had just begun headlining the year before and still felt and feel I’m proving myself. David brought the Pryor legacy full circle after recording my dad’s first albums on LAFF and now here I am recording my first on Uproar. I am thankful to all those assholes that stole, bullied, and told me I’d never mount to shit. Cuz I mounted the mic and like a Taylor Swift lyric, I exposed ya’all with humor.

Thanks Mom and Dad for that rainbow colored Afro wig, and music theatre camp in the woods.”
-Rain Pryor


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