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Pryor Truth (FringeNYC)

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Intense

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: Pryor Truth, a one man show, is a celebration and introspection into the life and legend of comedian "Richard Pryor". Pryor Truth gives us a raw moment with one of the artist's most beloved characters: Mudbone. More…

Categories: Solo Show, Comedy, Local. From The Collective-NY. Written by Khalil Muhammad. Directed by Marcus Naylor.

Pryor Truth, a one man show that celebrates the life and legacy of comedian "Richard Pryor". Pryor Truth gives us a raw moment with one of the artist's most infamous characters: Mudbone.

Member Reviews (6)


Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Intense
Avg Score

Funny, Raunchy, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if You love anything related to the late great comic-genius Richard Pryor.

Don't see it if Profanity is not your bag.

Absorbing, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You love a show that takes you on a up & down journey of the soul. Equal parts hilarious & heartbreaking. A must for any Richard Pryor fan.

Don't see it if Raw emotions disturb you. You were not a fan of Richard Pryor (obviously) and you can't handle the N word being used in comedy.

Funny, Great acting, Intense

See it if You want personal insight into a comedic master.

Don't see it if You are offended by raunchy humor.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Your a fan of stand-up comedy!

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows

Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy Richard Pryoror any type of comedy. His interactions with the audience was awesome.

Don't see it if You don't like comedy and laughter

Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Resonant

See it if See it if you want to get to know one of the greatest comedians of all time through the lens of one of the characters he created.

Don't see it if You are only looking for surface level comedy. The material gets down to the mother of all comedy ( born from tragedy)

August 16th, 2016
"Written and performed by Khalil Muhammad, 'Pryor Truth' is a sympathetic solo show about the comedian Richard Pryor. Its quest to illuminate is foiled, though, by that bane of biographical performance: tedious exposition of a life we know too well."
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Di Zhu
August 15th, 2016
“A love letter to the legendary comedian Richard Pryor. The captivating Khalil Muhammad stars in a 90-minute solo show...Precise in both body and spirit, Muhammad brilliantly captures the essence of Pryor's most beloved creation; at times, there is an eerie feeling that Pryor himself is in the ro...
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August 24th, 2016
"‘Pryor Truth’ keeps the spirit of irreverence and truth telling alive in a jaw-droppingly uncanny performance by Khalil Muhammad…Muhammad’s performance is truly remarkable, capturing not only Pryor’s irreverent wit but also his underlying warmth...Through the narrative created by the show—surrea...
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August 23rd, 2016
"Fans of Pryor's films will surely find themselves in nostalgia-land. The problem with this piece is that Muhammad often is trying too hard here. His anecdotes about Pryor are fascinating, his jokes are good, but the delivery of his material is so fast and furious that it's tough to absorb it all...
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