The 87-year-old New York Friars Club will make history again when it honors comic Richard Pryor at its next annual Celebrity Luncheon.
And to ensure the rib-roasting will be of the highest quality, comedian Robin Williams will serve as the eminent roastmaster Sept. 27.Long a popular stand-up comic, Pryor made his movie debut with Sid Caesar in "The Busy Body." He won critical acclaim in "Lady Sings the Blues" opposite Diana Ross, the Friars Club's Entertainer of the Year in 1990.
His other movie credits include: "Uptown Saturday Night," "Which Way Is Up?" "Greased Lightning," "The Wiz," "Brewster's Millions," "Superman III," "Stir Crazy," "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" and the soon to be released "Another You."