A host of stars are gearing up to appear in a tribute to Richard Pryor - and the ailing comedian will host the event himself.

RICHARD PRYOR: I AIN'T DEAD YET, ******* is scheduled to air on American cable network COMEDY CENTRAL on 30 November (03), featuring such comedians as Chris Rock, Denis Leary, Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey and WANDA SYKES paying tribute to the legendary star, who now suffers from multiple sclerosis.

Pryor says, "It's not a 'BS' didn't-he-used-to-be-great tribute - it's a funny goddamn show. I may have MS, but I ain't dead yet."

The show will also feature Pryor's unreleased diary excerpts.

07/11/2003 09:44