Pryor: The Rosa Parks of Comedy?

There’s hyperbolized eulogy rhetoric, and then there’s Chris Rock’s over-the-top homage to the late comedian Richard Pryor. Rock referenced Pryor as “the Rosa Parks of comedy.”


Rosa Parks mainstreamed civil disobedience to odious Jim Crow laws. Pryor, a genuinely hilarious entertainer, mainstreamed the N and MF words.

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