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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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In closing credits, special thanks is given to "Little Penny". This was a puppet for which Rock provided the voice in a series of Nike commercials with Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway. 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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Touch Me, Tease Me
Composed by Mary J. Blige, Kenny "K-Smoove" Kornegay, Foxy Brown, Schooly-D,
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Chris Rock's coming out party
25 March 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The much-anticipated feature-length debut special from Saturday Night Live alum Chris Rock. Rock would only spend 3 years at SNL before heading off on his own, eventually reinventing himself as a prominent name in stand-up. He had released an album, Born Suspect, while still a cast member of SNL, and enjoyed some success with his HBO debut, the half-hour special Big Ass Jokes, but his success was limited. However, there was a buzz coming into this night, with a captive crowd just waiting for Rock to deliver big. It's an expectation seemingly shared by Rock, himself. Right off the bat, album covers from stand-up greats (Bill Cosby, Dick Gregory, Flip Wilson (as Geraldine), Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Pigmeat Markham, Woody Allen and Eddie Murphy) are overlayed on footage of Rock making his way to the stage. Easing in with some material directed to his audience in Washington, Rock takes some jabs at Marion Barry (Note for the kids out there: He's kind of like the black Rob Ford) participating in the Million Man March festivities, which then leads him into a nice little run on crack that easily reels in the audience. From there, he explores politics, prisons, and the OJ Simpson trial before going into his views on the divide in the black community, highlighting the polarizing ways some in the community carry themselves, and unafraid to turn that spotlight inward with some keen criticisms. Once he's done covering these themes, Rock settles in and spends the last 15-20 minutes of his time exploring relationships between men and women, his charisma actually winning women over while he's pointing out their flaws. This isn't surprising as there aren't many who aren't won over by his million-dollar smile. This set turned Rock into a superstar, and it's easy to see why. Years later, it still seems vibrant and vital. Many would go on to emulate his style, but few ever made it work like he did.


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