|Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$@#!!|
|Directed by||Billy Grundfest|
|Written by||Sue Wolf|
|Produced by||Sue Wolf|
|Distributed by||Comedy Central|
70 minutes (DVD)
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! is a 2003 American short documentary film about and featuring comedian Richard Pryor. It was produced and aired by Comedy Central. It features commentary from different actors, comedians, and Pryor's own family members on the aspects and influence of his life and work.
The film was released just over two years before Pryor's death in 2005. It was played multiple times on Comedy Central and later re-edited and broadcast after his death.
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