Richard Pryor has a real comic flair, and in Stir Crazy he plays a kind of cross between the Good Soldier Schweik
and the loser-with-an-instinct-for-survival who starred in Seven Beauties.
IN 1993, I got the lead part in a really serious play called The Guid Sodjer Schweik, an anti-war play by Scot Carl MacDougall, adapted from the novel The Good Soldier Schweik
by Jaroslav Hasek.
Like the good soldier Schweik
, the good trouper Schwenck, otherwise Gilbert, librettist of the Gilbert and Sullivan duo, subsisted upon a lampoonist diet of absurdity.