Jay Washington Interviews Comedian Judy Tentuta

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Jay Washington got the chance to sit down and chat with living comedy legend Judy Tentua.  Judy being in the stand-up comedy game for over three decades takes Jay on a trip down memory lane, who she has worked with some of her fond memories, and even the new generation of stand-up comedians in which she finds herself entertained by.  Jay also finds out how Judy became acclimated with her signature accordion.

Be sure to check out Judy’s website www.judytenuta.com

Old School Comedy Video of the day: Richard Pryor

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Today’s Old School Video is that of another LEGEND. We had the honor of having his daughter in studio and today we show footage of the LATE GREAT RICHARD PRYOR. Pryor transcended the normal constraints if you will of Stand-up Comedy and i’m honored to share a HILARIOUS and yet TIMELESS clip of his.

Rest In Peace Dick Anthony “Pretty Tony” Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actor Dick Anthony Williams, best known from his portrayal of the pimp “Pretty Tony” from the cult blaxploitation film “The Mack” has died.

The Chicago born actor’s credits include Five On The Black Hand Side, The Jerk, Tap, Mo’ Better Blues and Edward Scissorhands among others.  He also played “pretty Tony” in the 1973 blaxploitation film The Mack starring alongside Max Julien and Richard Pryor.  The mini-series King along with Our Family Honor and American Playhouse are included in his long list of television credits.

Known for his Broadway performance in productions like The Poison Tree, he received a Tony nomination in 1974  for his role in What the Wine-Sellers Buy and in 1975 for Black Picture Show.

Williams also co-founded, along with Woodie King Jr., the famous New Federal Theatre (NFT).  The theatre was instrumental in showcasing a multitude of black playwrights and actors/actresses including Amiri BarakaNtozake Shange, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Phylicia Rashad, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson and more.

[via Indiewire.com]

Educated Insanity Interviews Rain Pryor

Educated Insanity interviews Actress/Comedian Rain Pryor. Pryor talks about growing up with her dad, Comedy Legend Richard Pryor, Beginning her comedy career, the “Pryor Brothel” & more! Log on to http://www.chicagolandsportsradio.com/ wednesdays 4-6pm central for Educated Insanity W/ Jay Washington & J.R. Bang

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