Chris Rock, one of the greatest stand up acts of all time, reportedly worth around $70 million because of the genius comedic adventures over time, is fifty years old. Wtf. What happened to the years?? Should we be worried about Chris? His 50th year on this planet is kind of mysterious. He does still regularly post to twitter but other than that I’m not sure what he’s doing. What makes it even weirder is this from his wikipedia page. “Rock is a vocal critic of racial profiling and often speaks of the everyday racism he experiences, despite being famous. In a 2013 episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld, Rock and Seinfeld are pulled over by the police for speeding. In the episode Rock admits to Seinfeld that “If you weren’t here, I’d be scared. Yeah, I’m famous – still black.” In 2015, Rock was pulled over three times in the first three months. Each time Rock posted a selfie of the incident, so far without further comment”. I’m not saying it’s weird for him to be racially profiled, I’m saying it’s weird that he’s kinda been quiet this year. I want him to be loud. Chris Rock loud. Here’s the episode with Jerry, they get pulled over at 13:57:
“Kids Need Bullying”
Believe it or not, some people have not seen Chris Rock’s specials. If you are one of those people it is time for you to catch up. Like right now.
Here is his very first special on HBO entitled “Big Ass Jokes” from 1994.
Second Special “Bring the Pain” from 1996.
Third Special “Bigger and Blacker” from 1999.
Fourth Special”Never Scared” from 2004. (Could only find a playlist of this one that doesn’t contain all material)
Fifth Special “Kill the Messenger” from 2008. It’s a mashup from three different locations.
So here’s to hoping he comes out and records his next special very soon, cause we need more of this.