Why Chris Rock's 1991 Debut Standup Album Is as Relevant Today as Ever
by Eddie Brawley Chris Rock’s first standup album, Born Suspect, was recorded in 1991, but it seems like it could have been recorded last month. Sure, comics are always kind of mining the same big issues in the human condition and that’s why we get lots of “black people are like th... [Read More]
Chris Rock Made a Movie About a Comic Who Abandons Comedy for Drama
by Megh Wright Actor and standup Chris Rock's new film Top Five premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend to rave reviews, and according to THR, Paramount is already in exclusive talks to buy it for as much as $13 million. In an interview with Indiewire, Rock described th... [Read More]
This week on TV: The Mount Rushmore of comedy
Chris Rock laid out exactly how awesome Joan Rivers was. Rock puts her on the Mouth Rushmore of comedy and talks about how fearless and hip she was, how she worked through tragedy, and how she never stopped being relevant. THIS WEEK ON TELEVISION Monday, September 8th Bill Maher on Late Show with Da... [Read More]
Chris Rock on Joan Rivers: "We Liked Johnny Carson, But We Loved Joan Rivers"
by Megh Wright "There's a weird thing that happens in art when you meet somebody and they are 30 years older than you. But if you last in the business long enough, one day you're the same age–you're peers. The last few years, I would bump into her and talk comedy. I just loved Joan Rivers. My ... [Read More]
Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)
In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but flatter and shin... [Read More]
Chris Rock’s “Top Five,” Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” both will premiere at 2014 TIFF
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its slate of world premieres, gala screenings and more this morning, and both Jon Stewart's directorial debut as well as Chris Rock's latest both will make their world premieres there this September. Rosewater rose straight from a guest's appearance ... [Read More]
Chris Rock’s monologue, highlights from hosting the 2014 BET Awards
Notable and newsworthy as much because Chris Rock hasn't performed much stand-up comedy on TV in recent years, and because this should excite you even more about the prospects of Rock's upcoming stand-up tour this fall. Rock hosted the 2014 BET Awards last night. Here are the highlights from his ope... [Read More]
Chris Rock Jokes About Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, and Donald Sterling at the BET Awards
by Megh Wright Chris Rock hosted the 2014 BET Awards last night (or as he called it, "the Black World Cup"), and he opened the ceremony with the above solid opening monologue full of jokes at the expense of Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, Donald Sterling, civil rights movies ("If you make a civil rights movie ... [Read More]
Watch Chris Rock’s hilarious opening monologue during the BET Awards
At his absolute core, Chris Rock is a stand-up comedian. And he’s damn good at it, in fact, he’s one of the greatest ever. At tonight’s BET Awards, Rock showcased those legendary skills during the monologue where he took the opportunity to joke about pretty much everything – ... [Read More]
Judd Apatow’s new book will feature interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jay Leno, more!
Before he was the king of comedy movies, Judd Apatow was a comedy connoisseur. The Anchorman producer, who used to interview famous comedians for his high school radio station, will release a compilation book through Random House featuring interviews he’s conducted over the last 30 years. Stic... [Read More]