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Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008)

Chris Rock's 2008 comedy tour visits London, New York and Johannesburg.

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An HBO special edited from three performances from Chris Rock's 2008 comedy tour: London (dark suit, dark shirt), Johannesburg (black suit, white shirt) and New York (shiny jacket). Topics include the ongoing presidential campaign, the possibility of a black president, George W. Bush, gas prices, low-paid jobs, ringtones and bottled water, sex, relationships and the correct use of the n-word. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Chris Rock: Shit, last year the NAACP had a funeral for the word "nigger"! Well, tonight is Easter!
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The end credits consist of clips of audience members coming out from the auditorium, after the show, and praising the performance. See more »

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Follows Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996) See more »

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Laughed in the first 10 minutes or so ... then ...
6 November 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I began to notice that there were longer and longer gaps between the laughs. I've been a Chris Rock fan since his SNL days ... and he's always made me laugh, easily. But this one ... I dunno. Nasty and crude works fine for me, but to really make it work, there (probably) has to be (at least) SOME insight and wit or a few clever observations along the way maybe, that pulls all that 'nasty' together. Maybe it's just me ... but I wasn't getting it, this time around. Topics beaten to death with the same 'jokes' repeated and revisited, with little reason that I could see, except to fill time. Oh, the audience in the respective theaters seemed to be having a good time, but I can't say I was. I finally had had enough. Don't know how much was left, but I turned it off after less than an hour. Much more style than substance ... and the style just left me cold.


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