Richard Pryor was a legendary performer and iconic social satirist. He transcended racial and social barriers with his honest, irreverent, and biting humor…until his death at age 65. Pryor delivered a penetrating view of African American life -- essentially, comedy without jokes -- that struck a chord with audiences of every ethnic, social and economic disposition. This film dives deeply into the psyche of a comedic genius whose mother was a prostitute, whose father a pimp, and whose grandmother was a madam. A cast of comedians, historians, activists, and artists provide a unique glimpse into Pryor’s complex world.