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Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Son Rises in Toronto - Richard Pryor Jr - son of the legendary comedian - brings his intimate cabaret show to the city June 30.

The Son Rises in Toronto - Richard Pryor Jr - son of the legendary comedian - brings his intimate cabaret show to the city June 30t

(Toronto, June 6) "I'm very excited to be coming to Toronto to perform for the first time in Canada," says Pryor, "I've never had the opportunity to do my show in front of a Canadian audience before. It's going to be a fabulous show!"  He adds that he is looking forward to be coming in time to enjoy Toronto's PRIDE parade. Pryor expects to join the city's LGBTQ community in celebration in advance of his first ever Canadian performance, June 30th at Toronto's MOD CLUB THEATRE. Pryor works within the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) community using his voice as an African American gay man. In 2015, Richard was selected as the  My True Colors Festival (MTCF) celebrity ambassador. 

Son of the late comic genius, Richard Pryor Jr. got his start in show business introducing his dad's comedy shows. Pryor relaunched his career in 2006 in New York City as a tribute to his late father . A talented singer and actor, Pryor Jr. has performed with gospel groups throughout the Midwest and recently finished up several film projects, in addition to portraying his father in American Gangster. He has performed around the world at famous venues and cabarets, and will soon release a book and movie about his life as the son of the comedic icon Richard Pryor
His first ever Canadian show takes place June 30th.  Presented by Toronto's own Herbie FABULUS, a rising reggae artist who will be opening for Pryor, this one night only event is sure to thrill Canadian audiences.  "When I heard that Richard had never performed in Canada before, I thought our celebration of Canada's 150th birthday would be the perfect time for him to bring his show here.  I'm very happy that I was able to make this happen!  Richard takes the stage as the special featured performer in the early part of the evening, followed by a second Herbie FABULUS and Friends concert at the same venue, showcasing some of the cities' finest musicians.  This is going to be one FABULUS night, that's for sure!" 

 Pryor will be presenting the best of his critically acclaimed cabaret, "Life, Love, and a Little Laughter," (for which he was nominated for a MAC award for "Outstanding Performance In A Musical Comedy").

"The Son rises at night!...Between the songs, Pryor incorporated some priceless stories about his own colorful life...Pure camp fun...This may be a "one man show", but Richard Pryor Jr.  has enough energy for ten men.  Now, THAT'S entertainment!" 

"In his always sold out show, "Life, Love, and a Little Laughter," Richard brings heartfelt moments, and stories combined with great music and comedy. Who knows, he might even tell you the story about his re-enactment of the bed-shaking scene from the Exorcist. Richard will RAISE THE ROOF"Here you can view a teaser from his MAC nominated cabaret : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkMsPKDFTZw

Tickets $45 in advance, $50 at door.  The media is invited to attend.

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