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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 don't need the Death Penalty, we have the tossed salad man! If I had to choose between the Electric Chair and the tossed salad man I'd be going "Where do you plug this thing in? Shouldn't I be wet?"
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Touch Me, Tease Me
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Good Comedy Special
3 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only saw Chris Rock: Bring the Pain recently, having previously owned the album of the same performance. Although the HBO special shares many routines in common with the album, there is also material not on the recording waiting to be discovered.

Rock's routine is hilarious, with even the most topical bits still funny after fifteen years. Sketches about Marion Barry and the Million Man March continue to draw laughs, long after their expiration dates. Other, politically incorrect lines about race relations in the United States hold up long after the race debates of the nineties. This is in large part due to Chris Rock's energy and skilled delivery of the material.

The last twenty minutes or so of the special drag out somewhat. Rock switches from cutting racial commentary to more standard material dealing with relationships. This material is nowhere near as humorous, and comes as a letdown. Still, the special is well worth watching, and will definitely make you laugh.


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