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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: We need prayer in the schools? We don't need prayer in the schools, we need the tossed salad man in schools. That'll straighten the kids out! "Hey, Jimmy, you got a D you know what you gotta do?" "No! No! I don't wanna toss the salad! I don't wanna! I'm goin' read! I'm goin' learn to read!"
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Special Thanks - Little Penny See more »

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Touch Me, Tease Me
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...a true master of his art...
19 February 2005 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

*bows*

All hail Chris Rock, one of the finest stand-up comedians I have ever seen.

"Bring The Pain" is simply amazing, a total riot from start to finish. Chris Rock discusses life, relationships, racism, society, politics, and controversial figures such as OJ Simpson, Marion Barry, and even the President -- speaking not only from personal experience but also keen observations. You will laugh your arse off -- he's witty, insightful, sagacious, and always brutally honest.

If you want to see a true master of his art, go rent Chris Rock's DVD "Never Scared" (which contains "Bring The Pain"). Oh, and a word to the wise; don't try to eat or drink near punchlines. You *will* get coke up your nose and/or choke. This nearly happened to me during the scene where he talks about Martin Luther King -- one of my favorites, not only because it's hysterical, but also because it's a shining example of his perceptiveness.

So go watch it! ;) - Kate


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