Jo Jo Dancer
“A dramatic behind-the-scenes look at show business, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling stars Richard Pryor as a well-known comedian at the peak of his popularity and the bottom rung of his self-esteem. Jo Jo has it all – Hollywood stardom, movie roles, platinum records. But the price he pays for fame and fortune is too great. He buckles under the pressures of success and suffers a life-threatening accident.
Forced to examine his life, the film follows Jo Jo’s compelling past through four decades – from his upbringing in a brothel, to classic comedy performances in cellar nightclubs, to ultimate stardom as a rowdy, irreverent comic. This film marks Pryor’s directing debut with his personal vision of one man’s odyssey of triumph and tragedy.” – Original Release Liner Notes
- Richard Pryor (Producer, Director, Actor)
- Jerry Wexler (Music Supervision)
- Herbie Hancock (Music, Composer)