Comedian Wyatt Cenac, best known as a correspondent on "The Daily Show" and for his frequent appearances on late-night talk shows, has a deep appreciation for those who came before him.

Neal Justin

"I just finished 'Becoming Richard Pryor' by Scott Saul. The common narrative on Pryor is that he started off doing an imitation of Bill Cosby, then went to Las Vegas and kind of changed. But there's so much more to his story than that."