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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: 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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Touch Me, Tease Me
Composed by Mary J. Blige, Kenny "K-Smoove" Kornegay, Foxy Brown, Schooly-D,
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May be the funniest stand-up performance I have ever seen
8 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Chris Rock's Bring the Pain may be the funniest stand-up comedy I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The barbs are excrutiatingly accurate, raunchy, and hilarious, and are (no kidding) extraordinarily thought-provoking.

Just so you know where my commentary is coming from, I am a 40 year old, white, middle-class male from Houston, Texas. I have seen Rock's talk show on HBO, and haven't really cared for it. I thought he was reasonably entertaining on Saturday Night Live, but nothing spectacular. When it comes to stand-up comedy, I'm a big fan of circa 1978 Steve Martin stand-up (Wild and Crazy Guy) and I love Seinfeld's 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time'.

Do yourself a favor, rent/buy 'Bring the Pain' and prepare yourself for some mind-blowing, prejudice-shattering, side-splitting hilarity.


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