Chris Rock was raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, which is in Brooklyn, New York. He has been in stand-up comedy for over twelve years. He made his big screen debut in
Beverly Hills Cop II and spent three years on the cast of
Saturday Night Live. He does commercials for 1-800 Collect and Nike and covered the presidential campaign for the show
Politically Incorrect. He now lives in Alpine, New Jersey.See full bio »
1997The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Himself - Winner: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program and Nominee: Best Writing for a Variety or Music Program
It's weird with stand-up comedy. It doesn't really translate worldwide. I want to figure out how do I make it worldwide. Do a special in Africa. Can't beat that. Pull that off, then I will have done something.
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Formerly held the world record for having the largest audience during a live-comedy performance when he performed in front of 15,900 people in London in May 2008. The record was broken by Mario Barth in July 2008.
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