I stumbled across Gene Wilder, pretty much by accident, and kinda via Eddie Murphy. Weird, right?
So, I seen Eddie Murphy’s stand up show – Delerious, and would quote it in the pub most Saturday afternoons. Someone must have said something like ‘If you like that, you’ll love Richard Pryor’. So, I gave him a whirl, and they were right. I loved Richard Pryor. First his stand up shows, then I stumbled across his movies. Two of his best – Stir Crazy and See No Evil, Hear No Evil, seen him with a familiar sidekick. Gene Wilder.
Now I’m not gonna sit here and tell you how I am his biggest fan and all that shit. I’m just going to share some of my favourite scenes from these two comedy legends.
SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL.
And who could forget his stint as The Wako Kid in Blazing Saddles!
They don’t make em like they used too.