Richard Pryor, one of my favorite comedians and people. Revolutionary comedian, far ahead of his time. Later in his life, even with Multiple Sclerosis, he was a vegetarian and animal activist; he especially loved dogs.
Richard Pryor Highly influential, and always controversial, African/American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction.
Richard Pryor - "I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think." Richard Pryor Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/r/richard_pryor.html#qmUJBQOjHCHxHUmp.99
Dave Chappelle - Comedic Genius A truely influential comedian, actor and writer. He rose to fame cuz of his witty stand ups and his comedy show ''The Chappelle's Show'' The show was cancelled because he moved to Africa for a short period. The reasons behind this are adressed in the show ''Inside the Actor's Studio''