MY EXISTENTIAL WEEKEND AT KELLY’S NEW WAVEPOOL

It’s confusing when something abruptly goes from funny to serious. Richard Pryor pulled this trick all the time in his standup act; you’re zinging along atop some delirious gutter-mouthed riff on relationship hassles or the jerk neighbor next door, then Pryor changes direction and you’re dealing with something else entirely—divorce, drugs, racism—and basically feeling dizzy at how sudden the change…