SiriusXM announces three day ‘Richard Pryor Radio’ channel
SiriusXM will be running a three day channel featuring uninterrupted material from revered black comic Richard Pryor beginning on Friday, June 7 at 1:00 PM and ending Monday June 10 at 3:00 AM. The program will be hosted on Jamie Foxx’s channel The Foxxhole, channel 96, and will feature material from many of Pryor’s legendary albums, such as Craps (After Hours), That Nigger’s Crazy, …Is It Something I Said? and more, all of which span his long career in comedy, from 1964 until 2005.
Pryor, who died in 2005 at age 65 was one of the most influential stand-up comics of recent times. The five-time Grammy and Emmy award winning comedian was known for his honest examination of sex, race, drugs and cultural issues.
Says his widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor:
“I can’t think of anything more attention-grabbing than a Richard Pryor binge-o-rama. Who can laugh that long and hard? Thank god for Obamacare, because after December, broken funny bones can’t be used as a pre-existing condition. Seriously, I’m thrilled to see Richard’s extensive body of work celebrated on SiriusXM. There was never anyone like him, no one as funny. I’ll be listening, remembering and laughing.”
Jamie Foxx was equally excited about the three day transformation of The Foxxhole:
“Richard Pryor—one of my greatest inspirations and influences—revolutionized the way we perform and listen to comedy. I am honored to transform The Foxxhole into ‘Richard Pryor Radio’ and invite listeners across the country to join me in paying tribute to a true entertainment icon.”
Fans of Richard Pryor will also be happy to hear that Shout! Factory will be releasing a 7 CD and 2 DVD collection of Pryor’s material, No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert. The collection, which is the most comprehensive collection of his material, is due out on Tuesday, June 11.
For more information on the radio program, visit www.siriusxm.com.