Ed Driscoll

Daddy Rich

Roger L. Simon looks at his days of writing for Richard Pryor:

Some time in 1979, shortly after I had done The Big Fix for Universal, the studio called to ask if I would like to write a movie for Richard Pryor. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Pryor was at the top of his game then, acknowledged by many to be possibly the greatest standup comic of all time. Not only that, he was a cultural icon of extraordinary proportions, the very voice of black America, “Daddy Rich.” What more could a Jewish white boy who grew up on Miles Davis want than to work with this man?

When I first went out to Pryor