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Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)

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In his third HBO stand-up special, Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 stand-up comedy presentation. Also released as an album, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Chris Rock ... Himself
Slick Rick ... Himself - Guest Appearance
Doug E. Fresh ... Himself - Guest Appearance
Monteria Ivey Monteria Ivey ... Himself - Announcer
D. Life D. Life ... Himself - Guest Appearance
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In his third HBO stand-up special, Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 stand-up comedy presentation. Also released as an album, Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker features Rock on-stage extolling his razor-sharp wit and wisdom on such topics as gun control, President Clinton, homophobia, racism, black leaders, and relationships. Written by Anonymous

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He's hotter than ever and ready to make the house Rock's!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chris Rock: I've Got Issues See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Both the album and the show won a Grammy and Emmy award, respectively. See more »

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About 34 minutes into it, when they cut to an audience member laughing, you can see the cameraman's shadow being cast on the audience member's chest. See more »

Quotes

Chris Rock: A bunch of girls think that you don't need no man to raise no child. Shut the fuck up with the bullshit! Yeah, you can do it without a man, but it don't mean it's to be done. Shit! You can drive a car with your feet if you want to; it don't mean it's a good fucking idea!
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Featured in Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009) See more »

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Written by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E
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One of the most unfunny stand-up routines of all-time
10 January 2001 | by mariposa-9See all my reviews

Chris Rock has been funny in the past, but in "Bigger And Blacker" all Rock seems to know how to do is curse. And with that shrill voice of his constantly spouting expletives, it's akin to repeatedly getting hit over the head with a baseball bat. Also, Rock had this disturbing habit of pacing back and forth THE MAN COULD NOT STAND STILL; which, told me that he's very nervous and has little confidence in his routine. But, for some reason, the audience was howling with laughter! I could only conclude that they must of been paid for I could only manage a few forced chuckles -- and I was in the mood to laugh!

Now, I love Eddie Murphy. Eddie doesn't rely on just curse words or vulgarity to get a laugh like Rock or, the equally unfunny Andrew dice Clay. Thus, if you like that kind of humor, then maybe this is for you, but if you want real laughs, rent "Eddie Murphy Delirious."


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