AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Richard Pryor

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Found Objects No. 15

Richard Pryor as Uganda’s dictator Idi Amin Dada on his short-lived 1977 TV sketch comedy show on the American network channel, NBC.

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Found Objects, No. 12

Following my brief post (more a series of video clips) about African-American comedians and their ‘Africa’ jokes, blogger/musicologist Wayne & Wax alerted me to this album cover for Richard Pryor’s self-titled, debut comedy album in 1968. A...

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Found Objects, No.10: “Africa” jokes

There’s something about American comedians and Africa. You’re not sure whether they’re laughing at us or with us. African-Americans comedians, in particular, always return to the subject. There’s an essay in there somewhere. I swear I once...