Late comedian Richard Pryor is set to be honoured by the Los Angeles City Council.

On 10 December (05), Pryor died of a heart attack, leaving his fans and the comedy world stunned.

Councilman HERB WESSON has announced plans to honour Pryor in the city he called home.

Wesson, who once aspired to be a stand-up comedian, says, "Until you've tried it, you can't appreciate how difficult it is. Richard Pryor was a master at it. And, he showed the world that he could cross barriers and bring in white audiences.

"It soon became apparent that if you wanted to have a successful movie, you needed a role for Richard Pryor."

The exact nature of Pryor's honour has yet to be announced.