Richard Pryor was the king of comedy. This clip is off his classic comedy record called That N***er's Crazy. In this video clip, Richard Pryor talks about what Dracula would have to deal with if he was black. As well as the classic bit about how only white people are afraid of aliens and flying saucers. Black people would try to warn aliens if they ever landed or start to ask them how much gas it took to fly up into space. Also included is his fear of fighting bit from when he was in Peoria.
This comedy album set the stage for Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle as well as a ton of other white comedians. And it's fair to say that comedy would look very different today if there was no Richard Pryor jokes. He talked about things that no one else talked about and the reason it resonated with everyone was because he told the truth. And that's really what comedy is all about. The things that make you laugh and can actually change the world is when the truth is shown to everyone. And that's exactly what Richard Pryor did.
One example is his bit about getting pulled over by the cops for doing nothing. Most people don't really think how that affects your life. If you're out on a date with a woman and the cops stop you and tell you to pull down your pants and spread your butt cheeks you, you don't really feel like going back out for dinner. And showing this reality to the world is how comedy can change the world.
If you've never heard his old comedy albums, you should change that immediately. Richard Pryor jokes are the best. Go to the story or iTunes or whatever and educate yourself with the genius that is Richard Pryor.