Stand-up comedian Richard Pryor may have exited the scene, but he left behind a beautiful legacy in the form of his daughter Rain Pryor, who is also a comedian as well.
Rain Pryor, 52, wears many hats. She's a producer, a writer, a singer, an award-winning actress, a spokesperson, and a comical genius. And she does not keep her fans in the dark when it comes to counting her milestones.
In a recent photo posted on her Instagram account, Rain looked like royalty in a black v-neck plunging dress. The comedian had her hair in a back bun and donned black-framed glasses. She did, for sure, look like royalty as she sat upright on a white throne chair.
Comedian Richard Pryor at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images
She was surrounded by vases with red roses in them, adding to the ambiance in the room. From her caption, it was easy to tell that she was at the 30th African American Comedy Awards.
Accompanying the elegant photo was a caption that seemed to sympathize with and at the same time criticize those that were not in attendance. The caption read:
"Sorry for those celebrity comedians who weren’t able to show up, or decided this wasn’t big enough for them to be honored and appreciated by Black people for Black people."
Comedian Richard Pryor and his daughter Rain | Source: Getty Images
Rain, who grew up watching her dad do comedy shows and make jokes every other time takes her comedy inspiration from him.
And yet, unlike many other comedians who derive their material from their misfortunes and the sad occurrences in their lives, Rain considers herself a happy comedian, adding that she loves her life.
She also sheds light on the challenges accompanying comedians, from writing hilarious pieces to losing the joke due to bad delivery. She says she capitalizes on the discomfort caused by some of her jokes, especially racial ones.
Growing up, Rain remembers her dad being an ordinary everyday dad, contrary to what many believe him to have been, especially after his drug-related scandal. She says her dad was hands-on, making them clean their rooms, cook, and find jobs.
In 2019, Rain shared that she would be venturing into a project out of her normal entertainment scope.
He was strict and would not tolerate any disrespect from his kids. She recalls when Larry Cox came to pick her up for a date, and her dad showed up at the top of the stairs with a shotgun, demanding to know his intentions with his daughter.
The then 15-year-old Cox, not once cowering, answered that he wanted to take Rain to a movie and dinner, then asking Pryor if that was okay by him, to which he answered saying:
"Huh! I think I like you!"
In 2019, Rain shared that she would be venturing into a project out of her normal entertainment scope. She let her fans know that she would be running for the Baltimore City Council in an attempt to unseat Ryan Dorsey, a councilman whose behavior she questioned.
The decision to run for office was born out of her dissatisfaction with how school officials handled bullying claims at her daughter's school.
Her stand was that her community needed a sober mind to represent and bring together the community to solve issues concerning public education, small businesses, and public safety.
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