|Richard Pryor On Screen in Brooklyn
Categories: Comedians,Latest News
Posted: February 11, 2013
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Richard Pryor elicits jealousy and a comic crush from everyone in the business. I’ve mentioned the comic genius a number of times on this blog. He’s featured in the best bromances and in the Comedians I Love. And, today’s post won’t be my last. While my style is 180 degrees from the late Mr. Pryor’s, I’m a huge fan of his work.
Through February 20th, you can geek out on his work at BAM Cinematek. See his films in a double feature. On Tuesday, two of his best comedic performances — Stir Crazy and Silver Streak — are on a double bill. That’s a double feature worth trekking to Brooklyn for. Or, if you want to catch some of his more dramatic work, see Lady Sings the Blues tonight. Whatever you do, don’t miss this homage to one of the kings of comedy.
And, I’m not the only one crowing about it. The New York Times hailed it “a savvy film retrospective” while The New Yorker praised him, “Pryor wrenched his humor from a deep vein of emotion that he was also able to mine as an actor.”
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|5 CREATIVE WAYS TO USE A TAXI
Categories: Taxi Cabs
Posted: January 19, 2012
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As a sometime cab driver and all-the-time Off-Broadway phenom, I kind of know everything about urban transportation. Now that livery cabs can make pickups in Manhattan, yellow taxis will need to be more flexible about services they offer.
Here are 5 ways to use a yellow cab that may not have occurred to you:
#1) MOVING TRUCK. My meter ran for 5 continuous hours moving a family from Harlem to Brooklyn. We did 3 trips in 4 hours. Try to stick to foldable items like rugs, sheets, towels, window treatments,and small children.
#2) TOUR BUS. I’ve often been commandeered for the day to point out sites. Best tour ever? A sampling of New York City’s best hot dogs. The winner? Gray’s Papaya.
#3) GETAWAY CAR. I’m not saying rob banks, but yellows will park and poise for fast retreats from in-laws or clingy house guests.
#4) MOBILE LOVE SHACK. Many summers ago I circled Central Park 5 times to provide my backseat couple a romantic tryst. I got a huge tip. But the better tip came a year later when they hailed me again – this time with the infant they conceived in my cab.
#5 PIMPMOBILE. Or like the Mascot, use a cab to woo the opposite sex – whatever that is!
Tags: Brooklyn, getaway car, Gray's Papaya, Harlem, Manhattan, mobile love shack, moving truck, Off-Broadway, pimpmobile, Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer, tour bus