7 Facts About Richard Pryor

1. In 2004, Richard Pryor was voted number one on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

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2. In 1990, Richard Pryor suffered a second heart attack while in Australia.

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3. In early 2000, Richard Pryor appeared in the cold open of The Norm Show in the episode entitled "Norm vs The Boxer".

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4. In 1979, at the height of his success, Richard Pryor visited Africa.

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5. In 1975, Richard Pryor was a guest host on the first season of Saturday Night Live and the first black person to host the show.

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6. In the 1970s, Richard Pryor wrote for such television shows as Sanford and Son, The Flip Wilson Show, and a 1973 Lily Tomlin special, for which he shared an Emmy Award.

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7. In 1963, Richard Pryor moved to New York City and began performing regularly in clubs alongside performers such as Bob Dylan and Woody Allen.

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