The next five minutes shook the comedy world, and elevated Chris Rock to the top of his profession. The niggers have got to go. Go to mobile site. On another level, a bold provocation. In his two-and-a-half-minute monologue called "Bicentennial Nigger" from the LP of the same namePryor portrays the stereotype of an old chuckling, subservient but nonetheless happy darky. Here's how he explained it in "Live on the Sunset Strip":.
This was Dick Gregory putting his head into the lion's mouth.
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Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Sly wanted to shame both sides of the racial divide. The Last Poets were a huge influence on hip-hop and today's spoken-word scene. One of the funniest "SNL" sketches of all time, and the funniest use of "nigger" ever on American network television. In fact, black artists have been putting the word to righteous use for years. Chris Rock, "Black People vs. He was on the verge of major Hollywood stardom.