Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


Richard Pryor Biographer to Speak at Loyola

Richard Pryor Biographer to Speak at Loyola

Scott Saul, Associate Professor at U.C. Berkeley will give a public lecture titled “Living with Richard Pryor:  A Biographer’s Tale,” Friday, April 24, at 3 pm in the Sullivan Center's Galvin Auditorium.

Mel Brooks called Richard Pryor the funniest man who ever lived.  Pryor revolutionized American comedy with his improvisational approach, his frank talk about sex and race, and the psychological depth that he brought to the stand-up stage. Biographer Scott Saul describes how he unraveled the mysteries of Pryor's life and, in unraveling them, became both energized and haunted by what he found.

Read the New Yorker review of Becoming Richard Pryor.