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5 things I’m not afraid of thanks to Richard Pryor

  1. I’m not afraid of being an amateur.

    Even the great Richard Pryor started somewhere.

  2. I’m not afraid of being honest with myself.

    If a man can light himself on fire while freebasing cocaine and then joke about it on stage in front of thousands of people, I’ll be okay.

  3. I’m not afraid of taking the heat.

    Even hostile audiences can be dealt with gracefully.

  4. I’m not afraid of exploring issues that make people uncomfortable.

    Richard Pryor was fearless in this regard. Fearless.

  5. I’m not afraid of having fun with it all.

    If it comes from the heart, there’s nothing wrong with cracking a smile once in a while. Richard Pryor did it at his own roast.

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