Scott Saul, Mark Whitaker (Bill Cosby), and Mel Watkins (On the Real Side) in dialogue with noted critic Gary Giddins (Visions of Jazz)
The Leon Levy Center for Biography at CUNY
Elebash Recital Hall
365 5th Ave. (NE corner of 34th St.)
Dec. 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Gary Giddins, director of CUNY's Leon Levy Center for Biography, will be moderating a conversation with myself, Mark Whitaker (author of a recent biography of Bill Cosby), and Mel Watkins (author of the groundbreaking On the Real Side), about the history of African-American comedy and its two seminal postwar figures.
Dec. 15, 2014
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Scott Saul discusses Becoming Richard Pryor at Book Soup.
8818 Sunset Blvd
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Mar. 24-Apr. 1, 2015
East Coast Tour
March 24, 3:30 pm: U Mass-Lowell (478 O'Leary Library)
March 27, noon: George Washington University (Rome Hall 771)
March 30, 5 pm: Yale University (New Haven Free Public Library)
April 1, 4 pm: Columbia University (601 Fairchild Hall)
Apr. 24-Apr. 27, 2015
April 24, 3 pm: Loyola University, Chicago (Galvin Auditorium)
April 25, 3 pm: Rhythm Kitchen, Peoria, Illinois
April 27, 4:30 pm: Northwestern University (Leopold Room, Harris Hall)
Sat., Oct. 2, 2015
9 a.m. (bright & early!)
"On Culture, Comedy and Richard Pryor":
a very special conversation with comedian W. Kamau Bell
Berkeley JCC (1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley). Tickets purchased here!
Tues. May 5, 2015
"Living with Richard Pryor: A Biographer's Tale"
A Homecoming event on the UC-Berkeley campus
Maude Fife Room (Wheeler 315)