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Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996)

The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock.

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After two years of performing and refining his material in night clubs, Chris Rock launches his national tour. Written by Julien M.

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Andrew Dice Clay helped Rock prepare for the special. He helped Rock to take particular care in his stage presence and his wardrobe. Clay receives a special thanks in the closing credits. See more »

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Chris Rock: Now, we've got a lot of things. A lot of racism going on in the world right now. Who's more racist? Black people or white people? Black people. You know why? 'Cuz we hate black people too! Everything white people don't like about black people, black people really don't like about black people. There's some shit going on with black people. It's like the civil war going on with black people, and there's two sides. There's black people and niggas. The niggas have got to go! Everytime black people ...
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Featured in Me, Myself & Irene (2000) See more »

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Touch Me, Tease Me
Composed by Mary J. Blige, Kenny "K-Smoove" Kornegay, Foxy Brown, Schooly-D,
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Rock's Best
26 March 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chris Rock's Bring the Pain is his best standup yet. Bigger and Blacker had some good things, but Chris' material is so well thought out, planned and executted to hilarious precision here it boggles the mind.

He tackles Marion Barry (the crackhead at the million-man-march), OJ, Domestic Abuse, Tossed Salad Man, Women and relationships, Foood, the ghetto, and one of my faborite stand-up speeches ever- Niggers and Black people. Rock brings comedy that is so hard hitting, side splitting, and controversial, it makes Lenny Bruce seem like Jackie Martling. Along with George Carlin and Denis Leary, Chris Rock is one of my favorite comedians ever, and this sepcial proves it.


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