When you hear the name Richard Pryor, you know you’re in for laughter on a
legendary scale. This month, XFINITY On Demand™ features the work of this
late comedic genius, as well as films featuring fellow stand-ups Chris Rock,
Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey and more. Check out the synopses below.
“Bustin’ Loose” – After violating his probation, unskilled burglar Joe Braxton
(Richard Pryor) is given a second chance when schoolteacher Vivian Perry
(Cicely Tyson) hires him to drive a bus for special needs kids.
“The Original Kings of Comedy”/“The Queens of Comedy” – The two films
feature performances from some of the best Black comedians working today,
including Cedric the Entertainer, Mo’Nique and D. L. Hughley.
“CB4” – Chris Rock’s early ’90s film about three aspiring rappers who try to
make it big by faking criminal backgrounds and becoming gangster rappers
features appearances by Charlie Murphy, Rachel True and Allen Payne.
XFINITY On Demand™ is currently featuring “Bustin’ Loose,” “CB4” and other great comedies. Learn more and join the celebration of Black
entertainment at xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.
Editor’s Note: Shadow and Act partnered with XFINITY to celebrate Black
entertainment. Be sure to visit xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv, a unique
digital community built around the love of Black TV, film, sports, music
and more. Shadow and Act hopes to enrich this community and provide
a launching pad for insightful discussion. Look to Shadow and Act for
features and content examining and exploring key themes and topics that
run throughout the history of Black entertainment.