Rain Pryor may be Richard’s daughter, but she’s an award-winning actress, stand-up comedienne, singer, author, producer, and mom in her own right.
1. Has being funny always come naturally to you, or did you have to hone that craft somehow?
I’ve had to hone my stand-up … not being funny. There’s a difference.
Stand-up is an art form; it’s a skill set. Being funny, you’re just funny. I was born funny … but doing stand-up’s a skill set.
2. Who in the comedy world most inspired you to get into stand-up comedy? Why?
My dad. He was the best at it. He was a storyteller and he told the truth, and I wanted to be able to tell the truth and make you laugh also.
3. If the story of your life were made into a movie, who would you want to portray you? Why?
Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“True Blood,” “The Great Debaters,” “Friday Night Lights” TV series). Why? Because she would be the right age and she’s a good actress.