If there’s any lesson in the late, great comedian Richard Pryor’s experience with the strong arm of the IRS, it’s that honesty is definitely the best policy. In 1974, Pryor
, hot off the release of his breakthrough comedy album (title unprintable) stood in a L.A. courtroom charged with tax evasion. Rather than an elaborate defense, Pryor simply told the judge
; “I forgot.” He served just ten days.