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Friday, January 6, 2006

A Pryor Love

Posted by on January 6 at 15:03 PM

Somebody seems to think Seattle can support a new comedy club. Hence The Comedy Shop, which opens tomorrow, January 7, with a live comedy tribute to Richard Pryor. Shows begin at 8 and 10, tickets are $12 advance, $15 day of show, purchasable at 1-800-838-3006 or the theater (4916 Rainier Ave S).

It seems a little inauspicious to kick off a new venue with a tribute to a spectacularly suicidal and recently deceased comic. Anyway: good luck!

As long as we’re reminiscing about yesteryear’s news, you may want to read A Pryor Love, the New Yorker profile from 1999 concerning Lily Tomlin, cocaine, and the brilliance and tragedy of its eponymous subject. (It’s long, so go ahead and print it out on your boss’s tab.)