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Newswire: R.I.P. Dick Gregory, stand-up pioneer

Dick Gregory, an author, activist, and one of the pioneering comics of the American stand-up scene, has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gregory—one of the first black comics to play in white clubs in the 1960s and ’70s—was 84. Gregory got his start performing in the Army, doing routines during military shows; after his discharge, he moved to Chicago to pursue a stand-up career.
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