One would think, anyway. Because the kid’s career either takes off or it doesn’t. And I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that at age 44, comedian Richard Pryor‘s daughter Rain is hardly a household word.
That said, the singer / comic with an ultra short resume – most of her seven awards were bestowed upon her by the NAACP and minor entertainment or literary organizations – almost landed a gig here with Stanford’s Comedy Club.
However, from some of the demands her manager was making, you’d think it was her deceased father who was playing the gig.
“You know Richard Pryor’s daughter wants all of these thing,” said an exasperated Craig Glazer. “But nobody’s ever heard of her. OMG, it’s her manager, not her. He started telling me all these things she needs because she’s royal, but in the comedy business she’s a neophyte. She’s not an established standup comic.”
So what, she wants like color coded M&M’s in the Green Room?
“No, they’re trying to get her a contract with a per diem,” Glazer says. “And her manager wants us to pay her all the money up front in cash as soon as she gets here before she performs. But nobody gets paid until after their shows.”
The flip side of Rain Pryor:
“She’s very talented,” Glazer says. “She does celebrity, funny songs in their voice, like Cher and Miley Cyrus – big stars.”
“She was supposed to be here in May but her manager pissed me off, so I cancelled it,” Glazer says. “We’re going to move it to another time.”
Hey, what do you expect from a grrrl who’s father set himself on fire smoking cocaine and whose mother was a Jewish Go-Go dancer?