Since finding insiders coming forward to tell the truth about how hollyhell really works is very rare and difficult to find, I decided to see if the truth is being told to us even when we don’t recognize it. And then I stumbled upon this CLASSIC with Richard shedding truth in a way that no one expects! Seems Richard had a “fed the fuck up moment” and let the cat out the proverbial bag during a Roast back in 1977.
Now… for the youngsters who probably won’t know these folks he’s razzing on, they were writers on his show called; “The Richard Pryor Show”. They are John Witherspoon (he played the dad in the movie; “Friday”,) Allison Allegra, Tim Reid (who later went on to star in a show called; “WKRP in Cincinatti”), Marsha Warfield who later starred in the tv show called; “Night Court” and finally Paul Mooney– he did a ton of shit behind the scenes back in those days but now is known for his stand up comedy (and exposing devil worshippers in hollyhell), Check out what Richard says about Mooney in this clip and a heavy hitter named Sheldon Leonard (Make Room For Daddy, among many other famous tv shows). He even takes a stab at Robin Williams before the clip ends. Where he appears to be truly razzing the others, what he says about Paul (and himself) is telling beyond belief ESPECIALLY when we know how hollyhell truly gets down today! It hits at 4:46 if you want to skip right to it.
You can click HERE for the rest of his come backs but I thought that part of it was simply too real to ignore! Richard, just like everyone else who made it big in Hollyhell, had to play to get paid! I suppose the redeeming aspect lies in the fact that he outed himself! A parting footnote, this was also during the time when Richard was “overdosing” on the N-word but he did eventually evolve past that. You guys KNOW how I feel about that word. History is a muthafucka, ain’t it?!