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Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996)

The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock.

Director:

Keith Truesdell

Writer:

Chris Rock
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Chris Rock ... Himself
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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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TV-MA

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Chris Rock: Lot of racial shit, this year. Lot of racial shit. What's the big thing? O.J. O.J. was big. Black people too happy, white people too mad. White people are like, 'Man, this is bullshit!' I haven't seen white people that mad since they cancelled M.A.S.H.! Black people are like, 'Hey, we won! We won! WE WON!' WHAT THE FUCK did we win?
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Special Thanks - Little Penny See more »

Alternate Versions

In April 8th, 1997, audio from Bring the Pain was remade into Chris Rock's album: Roll With The New, featuring original skits including Dave Chappelle reprising his role from the Nutty Professor in two skits. See more »


Soundtracks

Touch Me, Tease Me
Composed by Mary J. Blige, Kenny "K-Smoove" Kornegay, Foxy Brown, Schooly-D,
Case, Daryl Young
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Good Comedy Special
3 January 2012 | by TheExpatriate700See 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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