Film review: Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, Marina Zenovich, Sheffield

In the long history of troubled and self-destructive comedians, few have been quite as troubled or as self-destructive as Richard Pryor (1940-2005), the subject of Marina Zenovich’s new feature doc. The film - a UK premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest - has barely started when we hear about Pryor setting himself on fire after a booze and freebasing cocaine binge.

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