Neither is that funny, but A is pretty daring as far as where it finds its humor. I have a feeling it cuts off before the funnier bits, but still - you have to give Pryor credit for "confessional" comedy before such a thing existed. No Marc Marron or Patton Oswalt without him. I'll leave it to others whether that's a good thing or bad, but in the history of comedy he looms large.
This is the 2nd meh SCTV clip. Maybe they're just not as funny as I remember? And in contrast the humor is pretty dated - embarrassingly so.
I couldn't get with either clip. A felt like coming into the middle of a conversation you had no context for. I didn't know what he was talking about...something to do with eating? B was just very stiff and laboured, like have to trudge through a very long, muddy field.
I had some sense of anticipation with the Richard Pryor thing, but it took me a while before I realised that it seemed to be a mid-routine thing about smoking crack. No idea who Jim Brown is, or where the punchline was. Really disappointing, confusing choice of clip.
B is the second disaster from SCTV, such a shame to see John Candy involved in sub-Benny Hill cack like that.