Black Comedians and Censorship

“Black comics are given such strict censorship rules to follow, TV networks might as well hire somebody else,” said Black comic Rodney Perry.

Check out the two clips below of legendary comic Richard Pryor. The first is his first (heavily-censored) tv debut in 1964, followed by his uncensored special “Live in Concert” filmed 15 years later. Which clip is funnier: the censored or uncensored version?

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