With this 1975 comedy album, Richard Pryor firmly established himself as a unique, and hilariously funny, presence within the comedy world. Whether poking fun at his own cocaine addiction or discussing the problem of racism that exists in America, on ...Is It Something I Said? Pryor is able to be eloquent and ultimately insightful without alienating the audience by sounding preachy or overtly bitter. Probing and exploring the differences between the sexes and races with an understanding and wit that few have ever possessed, Pryor emerges as an achingly funny, yet poignant, voice for his times.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Kurutz