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Chris Rock

South Carolina-born African American comedian Chris Rock grew up in Brooklyn and projected a marked aptitude for comedy early in life. Rock traveled the New York club circuit during his adolescence, so aggressively and persistently that he established himself as a seasoned veteran by his late teens. He happened to be performing at the New York Comedy Strip c. 1984, when his break arrived in the form of an audience visit by one Eddie Murphy. Deeply impressed with the then eighteen-year-old rising… Show more

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Mar 12, 2008 - Bingo Book
Great Comedian, With Strong Messages

Chris Rock is someone I have always admired as a comedian. He understands when it is time to be silly and he knows how to use observational comedy. Although he is often yelling, it isn't a crutch he relies on like other comedians. Rock also updates his material frequently, which is really important for a personality such as his, where trying to fake excitement and rage can look really silly if it isn't fresh enough in his mind to still be emotional over.

Chris Rock is a true comedian, worthy of the attention he has recieved.

Feb 11, 2008 - lovingstwin
Why'd he leave the stage???

Anybody know why Chris walked off stage before he finished his act on Sunday night?

Oct 25, 2007 - gordon
Aggressive, Intellectual, and Funny

Chris Rock is a serious comic: his comedy is based on hitting power structure and established institutions from political parties to marriage. At any given performance you might think he's going too far or "he can't possibly be saying that...", etc. but in the end you will have laughed so hard it won't matter.

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