It's probably a bad idea to try and roast Richard Pryor if you don't have a thick skin. Because as you can see in this clip of Richard Pryor responding to the stand ups and comedians at his roast. But what's amazing about this clip is you can see that this is Richard Pryor just riffing. And he MURDERS. This is not a practiced act. This is just Richard Pryor making fun of his good friends. And this is easily one of the funniest comedy clips you'll ever see. Not only does he call one of his friends "a big black gorilla" but he essentially outs Paul Mooney as gay in front of everyone and the room totally loses it. This might just be the best of Richard Pryor.
After calling Paul Mooney "Miss Thang" and making a few jokes about his red handkerchief he goes for the jugular and says that he sucked Redd Foxx's dick. And the room went nuts yet again. At one point Richard Pryor talks about having sex with a man, and at this point no one in the room knows if he's joking or not. This gets pretty risque as Pryor keeps going on and on about everyone at the table including a young Robin Williams. This is an awesome clip. I have no idea where this first aired, since there's no way it could have been on TV given that there was no HBO at the time. But I'm glad we all got to see it.