FOF #1792 – Richard Pryor Jr. is Bustin’ Loose

May 9, 2013 · 1985 views

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Richard Pryor is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time. He changed comedy forever with his dark humor which was an authentic reflection of the bordello he grew up in. It was much to our delight to find out that his first born son, Richard Pryor Jr. grew up to be a fabulous gay man and a fierce drag queen!

Join us as Richard Pryor Jr. shares his incredible life story, his father’s struggle with alcohol and drug abuse and overcoming his own problems with addiction.


  1. Avatar Bryce says:

    This podcast was on point. I found the guest completely captivating and it was nice to see a softer side of Richard Pryor through the eyes of his son. Fausto and Marc this ranks as one of my faves of the year. It was such a change a pace and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Keep up the good work!

  2. Avatar Than says:

    I still think Richard Pryor is the greatest comedian in history. He was right up there with George Carlin and the other titans of comedy. I can’t imagine what it would be like living in his shadow. It must be twice as hard to define yourself.

  3. Oy vay! I am so grateful neither one of my parent’s were famous. To live in their shadows and money would be so horrible. I had no advantage so I was able to struggle and develop my own identity and nobody treated me any better. We all have obstacles to overcome but whining about being born with a silver spoon in your mouth, when so many other people are so underprivileged, seems a bit vain.
    Whitney suffered the same pain of being handed a career. Boo hoo.

  4. three words: A MAZE ING! snap snap

  5. Avatar vetty says:

    Aint nothing like the real thing & that is why I love you so. You are from a wonderful planet. Planet you. I am so proud of you. Than- excellent point. Imagine for a moment having a parent that EVERYONE in the world knows no matter the color & LOVES them & holds them up so high. Even a chinese person (chines voice) ooo that Nigger crazy… yea,, Now hurry up and buy. LOL.. I feel he is indeed proud… Love you Yvette

  6. Avatar Wade says:

    I remember him from boot camp in 1981. He was in company 267, in the same barracks as my company. I met him one day during Thanksgiving break in the back courtyard.. You could tell he was super tired of all the attention he got because of who his father was. I sat down next to him to eat some homemade butter pecan cookies my great aunt had sent and I offered him one. He looked at me like I was bothering him, like he was expecting me to say something to bother him. I didn’t Yet know who he was at that point. This little smart-ass black guy who was in my company came by, looked at me and said “Don’t you know who your sitting next to? That’s Richard Pryor’s son, Richard Pryor Jr!” “Don’t you know who that is?” It instantly clicked what the dynamic was here, so I just shrugged and said “No…. but I know he don’t want a cookie”. and had no other reaction. He actually seemed relieved. Before long, we started talking about all the usual things recruits talk about, the bad food, the crappy long days, etc. I never let on that I knew of his father, nor did I ask him anything. From that point, whenever he saw me outside on break, he’d come around and hang out a bit. He just wanted to be “unknown” and I gave him that

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