Laughspin Podcast, episode 101: Chris Rock, Artie Lange, Lena Dunham
It’s been a long, long time since we’ve recorded a proper comedy news podcast edition of The Laughspin Podcast with Mike Gogel, Laughspin Podcast co-host. But we finally got it together after many one-one-interview episodes I did with the likes of Judd Apatow, Dane Cook, Cameron Esposito... [Read More]
Top Five film clip: Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan rank their top five rappers of all time
You may have noticed Chris Rock and other comedians weighing in over the past day with their Top Five lists of all-time rappers. It's all a tie-in to Rock's new movie, Top Five, and this scene from it, wherein Rock's comedian/actor character Andre Allen comes home to a welcome and drunken audience t... [Read More]
Louis C.K. on Chris Rock's Film Career: "All He Really Needed to Do Was Be Who He Is Onstage"
by Megh Wright "Louis C.K. thinks that the solution to Rock’s movie problem was obvious in retrospect. 'His honesty and thoughtfulness and intelligence—it isn't a good match for just putting a guy up there, building a big premise around him, and raking in the bucks,' he says. 'Chris was ... [Read More]
'SNL' Review: Chris Rock Underwhelms
by Erik Voss Wherever you stand on SNL, it's safe to say that season 40 has shown a noticeable step forward in quality from last season (regardless of lower ratings and the ever-present hate in many corners online). One of the reasons for this improvement has been the fact that all five o... [Read More]
Chris Rock hosted “Saturday Night Live,” but Prince rocked
Expectations were pretty high for Saturday Night Live this week. That’s because this week’s host was Chris Rock, not only a former cast member but also one of the funniest comedians in the world. How would Rock (who was promoting his new film Top Five) do with his second time hosting SNL... [Read More]
SNL #40.5 RECAP: Host Chris Rock, musical guest Prince
A lot of us undeniably and assuredly were excited for this week's episode of Saturday Night Live, just based on the strength of comedian Chris Rock hosting and Prince sitting in and jamming as musical guest. And yes, giving Rock an extended monologue and Prince an extended jam session certainly guar... [Read More]
Chris Rock’s SNL monologue tackles Boston marathon, Freedom Tower, gun control (Video)
Opening with the Boston Marathon bombing, Chris Rock delivered a Saturday Night Live monologue unlike the light-hearted fare offered by most SNL hosts. Some online are claiming the old standby arguments against such a bit: “It’s too soon” and “sometimes there are things you j... [Read More]
Chris Rock pretty stoked for Prince to perform on Saturday Night Live (Video)
Chris Rock is hosting Saturday Night Live this week and I think I speak for all of us when I say we’re pretty damn psyched. Bringing his veteran comedy skills and what I can only assume will be a ridiculously great monologue, Rock is the latest in a handful of welcome SNL alumni returns. Rock ... [Read More]
Let’s watch Chris Rock’s SNL promos
The great Chris Rock will make his return to Studio 8H to host this week’s Saturday Night Live. This will be Rock’s first trip back to SNL since his stint as a cast member in 1996. Rock and cast member Bobby Moynihan took to the streets of New York to shoot some promos and talk […... [Read More]
Chris Rock and Bobby Moynihan Bond Over Prince in These 'SNL' Promos
by Megh Wright Chris Rock returns to host SNL this week for the first time since 1996 with musical guest Prince, and NBC just released the first promo reel featuring Rock and Bobby Moynihan wandering outside 30 Rock at night and talking all things Prince. It all makes sense considering that Prince h... [Read More]