EXCLUSIVE: Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23 and Showtime has now set Friday, May 31 as the debut air date. The documentary, directed by Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired helmer Marina Zenovich, and written by P.G. Morgan, chronicles Pryor’s life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Jennifer Pryor exec produced. The film is the second in Showtime’s new docu series, Sho Focus, which kicked off with R.J. Cutler’s The World According To Dick Cheney in March. Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic features interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Mel Brooks, Quincy Jones, Lily Tomlin and Jesse Jackson. Check out some exclusive footage below:
Watch on Deadline
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.