Notable comedy acts who released albums on the label included Shecky Greene, Skillet and Leroy, Little House on the Prairie star Alison Arngrim (who cut an album for the label spoofing President Jimmy Carter's daughter Amy), Slappy White, Wildman Steve (2), La Wanda Page (a/k/a Sanford and Son's Aunt Esther), Redd Foxx, George Carlin, Real People co-host Skip Stephenson, Kip Addotta (the label's last major artist) and, most importantly, Richard Pryor.
Richard Pryor...As That (African-American) Was Going Crazy (1968-72)
Most famous for signing--and almost derailing the recording career of--Richard Pryor after his first album for Dove/Reprise failed to chart. After the 1971 album Craps (After Hours) sold well, Pryor recorded That Nigger's Crazy for Stax Records sublabel Partee Records and re-signed with Reprise in late 1974 after that LP's success. However, Laff nearly prevented Reprise from reissuing the album (claiming contractual issues with him) until he and Warner Bros. Records, Reprise's parent company, settled with Laff in 1975 to gain control of his recording career. The end result was that Laff endlessly released and repackaged early pre-stardom Pryor material they had recorded between 1968 and 1972, often to coincide with whichever current Pryor movie was in theaters or Reprise/Warner Bros. LP had just gotten released; Pryor's estate gained control of his Laff masters--including a large number of unreleased master tapes--after his death. As a result, only the Craps (After Hours) album is considered part of Pryor's official discography.