Thursday, 30 December 2010
To honor some of the famous names in entertainment and media, including the one and only Oprah Winfrey at Kennedy Center on Tuesday nights.
During the honor comedian Chris Rock was called up on a stage to say a few words.Chris Rock commence with some jokes about the first couple,saying how great it was to be staring at "the most powerful person in the world, and then next to her, Barack Obama."
But he soon go to the good stuff: a game he likes to play called "Oprah's So Rich." He encouraged he audience to ask, "How rich is she?" before giving a few hilarious examples. For example,
"China owes her money!"
Friday, 24 December 2010
By comedy central, the comedian had voted the fifth greatest stand up of any time. He help to the woman by telling her joke until the instantly emergency services arrived.
According to the news an eyewitness told, 'He was making the crowd and the woman in labour laugh. She recognized who he was immediately and he stayed there until the paramedics took her away.'
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Reported Us magazine, "The Grown Ups star, who has two kids with wife Malaak, used his trademark humour to keep the woman -- and a crowd of concerned shoppers -- calm until an ambulance was called".
Seemly were also treated to some of his comedy routine. It is thought most people, including the pregnant lady, had recognised the star. A Source said, "He was making the crowd and the woman in labour laugh. She recognised who he was immediately and he stayed there until the paramedics took her away."
Monday, 6 December 2010
Combs will be joined by actors Chris Rock, Nick Cannon, Anthony Anderson, Mike Epps and actress Gabrielle Union, who will roast Hill, the popular executive in charge of BET's music and programming.
The comedic roast is set to take place during City of Hope's Fourth Annual Music and Entertainment Industry event (MEI). Hill is an honored City of Hope supporter.
“The complete bludgeoning of my ego during this roast is absolutely worth it for the support and attention that will be brought to City of Hope’s efforts," Stephen Hill told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
The annual MEI Comedy Roast has helped raise over $1.3 million dollars to benefit the City of Hope's research and care for patients with cancer and diabetes.
Previous celebrities who have been roasted include John Mellencamp, Fat Joe and legendary music executive Clive Davis.
This year's Celebrity Roast of Stephen Hill will take place at the Frederick P. Rose Hall Home of Jazz at the Lincoln Center, on December 9th.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Want to hear something funny?
Well, don't look hear. We're all business today. But if you're in the mood to chuckle, try checking Kanye West's latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. On "Blame Game," a track featuring John Legend on the hook, another special guest makes an appearance: Chris Rock. After Kanye drops a couple verses about the aftermath of a relationship gone wrong (Hm ... are you listening, Amber?!), Rock drops some funny punchlines, adding an exclamation to Kanye's message of heartbreak.
This particular tactic isn't new to the rap game. Rather than try and be funny themselves, there are plenty of rappers who have turned to comedians to appear on their albums in order to inject a comedy routine into the mix. In honor of Chris Rock's latest appearance—and in honor of the fact that he's also reportedly narrating Busta Rhymes's entire next album—RapFix gathered a group of 10 comedians who have appeared on rap albums in the past. No joke: these guys provided some of the best laugh tracks we've ever heard.
The Comedian: Cedric the Entertainer
The Appearance: On Kanye West's 2004 debut, The College Dropout
The Result: Does 'Ye have a thing for comedians? Why, yes he does. (Hint: This isn't the only comedian to appear on a Kanye album on this list). Big Ced did his thing on the Chicago MC's album by playing the role of an administrator at a school. And, boy, do we wish we went to that school growing up.
The Comedian: Dave Chappelle
The Appearance: On Reflection Eternal's 2000 album, Train of Thought
The Result: Yo, did you know that even Nelson Mandela was checking for Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek back in 2000?!? Um, yeah. Sort of. The former Chappelle's Show host did a spot-on impression of the former South African impression in support of the guys. Good one, Dave.
The Comedian: Katt Williams
The Appearance: On several Dipset-affiliated releases
The Result: Once a full-fledged members of the Dips (yo, how come no one called him for the reunion?!), Katt's gone as far as releasing his own Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama in 2007. No, we're not kidding.
The Comedian: Tony Roberts
The Appearance: On Styles P's 2007 album, Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentlemen)
The Result: The former Def Comedy Jam and "ComicView" performer talked real greasy on a couple of skits from the Ghost's solo project—and ended up a ghost. Damn, Styles, you really don't know how to take a joke, do you? (just kidding, dude!)
The Comedian: Mike Epps
The Appearance: On Gucci Mane's 2009 album, The State Vs. Radric Davis
The Result: Epps, who has also starred in several skits for Jim Jones, provided some commentary about how gangsta he was compared to Gucci Mane as he played the role of a character named "Toilet Bowl Shawty." Anything for a laugh!
The Comedian: Kevin Hart
The Appearance: On T.I.'s post-prison 2010 mixtape, F--- A Mixtape
The Result: Kevin Hart (aka K-Hart as he refers to himself here?) leaves Tip a less-than-encouraging voice mail. Earmuff the kids—this is one funny skit!
The Comedian: Tracy Morgan
The Appearance: On Ghostface, Method Man and Raekwon's 2010 album, Wu-Massacre
The Result: We're still not 100 percent sure how Morgan's skit titled "How To Pay Your Rent" fit into the grand scheme of things, but we did learn one thing: If you're looking for this comedian to pay your rent, you better think again. Straight comedy.
The Comedian: Lil Duval
The Appearance: On T.I.'s F--- A Mixtape ... mixtape
The Result: K-Hart wasn't the only one to get some shine on Tip's comeback mixtape. Lil Duval also donated a couple of punchlines to the cause. Okay, we get it, fellas: F--- a mixtape!
The Comedian: Bernie Mac, played by ... DeRay Davis
The Appearance: On Kanye West's 2005 album, Late Registration
The Result: What better way for Kanye to pay homage to a hometown hero in Chicago than to have the late, great Bernie Mac play the role of your teacher on a track. Though Davis impersonates the late Mac, it was awesome nonetheless. Waaaaake up, Mr. West! This is how all rap skits by comedians should be done.
Monday, 15 November 2010
That's what happened to Chris Rock after starring alongside Sandler in the comedy "Grown Ups."
"I went outside the other day and I had a new Maserati in the driveway," Rock told Howard Stern on his Sirius radio show, joking: "Now I think that I'm Adam Sandler's b---h."
Friday, 5 November 2010
Chris Rock, stand-up comic superstar will make his Broadway debut in a new play about love and fidelity, come springtime 2011. This would be first time for comedian Chris Rock that he will be performing first time to a live audience on Broadway in New York City. This hollywood comic is popular known for his his contemporary political and relationship humor.
The Broadway play carries a title with an expletive. The actual title is called, “The Motherf**ker With the Hat.”.Don't take it as a fun as you will admit yourself when till you hear the title of this upcoming play.
Chris Rock will star in the ensemble of Stephen Adly Guirgis’new play alongside actors,Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Rodriguez,Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vazquez. The production, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, will begin previews on March 22, 2011 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. The play will be a 14-week engagement.
The play centers on Jackie (Cannavale), a parolee who newly becomes sober, and his girlfriend instead is still hooked on drugs and alcohol. Rock will portray the AA sponsor to Jackie, (Cannavale’s character)
Monday, 4 October 2010
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Chris Rock has calmed down as he has got older.
Comic the 45 year old - who has daughters Lola, eight, and Zahra six year old with wife Malaak Compton Rock used to be known for his vitriolic rants about political issues, but he has now curbed his anger because he knows he can't change things.
He said: "What intelligent being still has the same amount of anger 20 years later on?
"I'm angry about there are still things, don't get me wrong. But you calm down. And you realise you can't change most of that's going on. You realise you're just a man."
Chris admits he is content with his life, but doesn't think his happiness will stop his stage routines from being funny.
He added: "I'm a pretty happy guy. And I don't think that hinders me. If I had to go on tour next month I think I could come up with a pretty funny act."
Monday, 19 April 2010
CHRIS ROCK doesn't view the world in black and white, especially when it comes to comedy.
"I come from the same line as Richard (Pryor), Eddie (Murphy) and (Bill) Cosby," says the veteran funnyman. "But I'm also a descendant of George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield. When I was a kid, I didn't think of Rodney Dangerfield as a funny white guy. We just saw him as a funny guy."
The same goes for his movies. Rock doesn't see his remake of the 2007 British comedy "Death at a Funeral" as a "black" comedy. It's simply a comedy. If there's any label to be put on it, it's an American comedy, he says.
"When you define it as a 'black comedy,' it somehow lessens it, makes it smaller," he says. "I think we've made an American family comedy, even though it's rated R. It's got a big, great cast, black and white. All the people that aren't in a Tyler Perry movie right now are in this movie."
The 45-year-old saw the original "Death at a Funeral," directed by Frank Oz ("Bowfinger"), at an art house theater. He recalls the audience was fairly small -- maybe 12 people -- but they appeared to enjoy the irreverent comedy.
"People were laughing their (behinds) off," recalls Rock, "and to me that said: This is a pop movie. I just thought the jokes would work in America."
The comedian and actor figures he was probably the "only black man in America" who saw the movie, which earned a paltry $8.5 million at the box office in the United States. Savvy to the current enthusiasm for ensemble comedies like "Pineapple Express," "The Hangover" and "Valentine's Day," Rock saw potential in the source material.
"A lot of things are collaborations," observes the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member. "They're not doing a lot of one-guy comedies right now. I thought the fact that ('Death at a Funeral') had a lot of funny parts was perfect for me. I didn't want to have to carry the whole movie."
Rock's instincts were on target. He quickly got Sony Pictures on board, and he recruited filmmaker-playwright Neil LaBute, with whom he had collaborated on the 2000 dark comedy "Nurse Betty," to helm the remake.
He called up his old friend Martin Lawrence, who had opened for him on a stand-up gig years ago, to join the cast. He credits Lawrence as "the only comedian to blow me off the stage." Also joining the ensemble were "30 Rock" and fellow "SNL" alum Tracy Morgan, Danny Glover, Luke Wilson, Loretta Devine, Keith David, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Peter Dinklage, who reprises the role he played in the original.
Rock worked with the original movie's writer, Dean Craig, on adapting the script to give it an American voice and sense of humor.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
The film, about a black working class family who leave their home to tackle snobbery on the ski slopes, was a big hit in France and became the 10th highest grossing film in the country of 2009.
And now Rock has bought the rights to the picture, with plans to write a new English-language screenplay and produce the remake, according to Variety.com.
It will be the second French remake for Rock, who previously directed and starred in 2007's I Think I Love My Wife with Kerry Washington, based on 1972 French film, Chloe in the Afternoon, by late moviemaker Eric Rohmer.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
"You know, you get in with the kids and that definitely can't hurt," Rock told reporters in a conference call.
Wednesday at 8, NBC will premiere "Merry Madagascar," a holiday cartoon based on the "Madagascar" films; it features favorites Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer) and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith).
After Santa (Carl Reiner) crash-lands on the island, it's up to the Central Park Zoo-sters to help deliver presents and save Christmas. Though their initial motive may have been a sleigh ride back to New York City, somewhere along the way, the four rediscover the magic of giving.
Rock says even though his Marty voice is different from his normal voice, kids still recognize him every time he opens his mouth. "The looks on their faces, it's like, 'Wow, I can't believe its him!'" said Rock. "They get very excited. And my youngest daughter, Zahra, is a bragger. She's very quick to tell people her daddy is Marty the zebra."