Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Opens This Friday!

All of the loveable characters are back "" Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins "" in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. They find themselves in the wildest place of all "" the vast plains of Africa "" where our zoo-raised crew encounter species of their own kind for the very first time. While discovering their roots, they quickly find the differences between the concrete jungle and the heart of Africa. Despite long-lost relatives, romantic rivals and scheming hunters, Africa seems like a great place...but is it better than their Central Park home? The film opens nationwide Nov. 7th.

Only Black Guy Concert Review

Hello my name is Chris Rock aka the only black at the concert. This year has been one my busiest concert years of all time. So far this year I was the only black guy at the Van Halen concert, the only black guy at the Cure concert, and the only black guy at the White Stripes concert. And later on this year I'm sure I'll be the only black guy at the Radiohead concert.

This week my assignment was to see Coldplay at Madison Square Garden. Now being the only black guy can sometimes be dangerous like the time I was the only black guy at an ACDC concert in Prague. There not use to seeing black people at all in Prague, but a black guy singing "Hell's Bells" was just a little to much for them to take. Now I didn't know what to expect from a Coldplay concert, but I figured I wasn't gonna get stabbed in the middle of "Yellow." Anyway the concert was pretty good. I thought it was a perfect mix of old and new songs and I gotta say that when they did something from the new album, Chris Martin was smart enough not to say the words you hate to hear the most at a concert; " This is something from our new album." That's like saying this is a good time to take a shit.

Anyway when they did a new song they just did it and it seemed to fit right in with the old stuff. I didn't know the names of any of the new songs, but the white people next to me seemed to know every word. If I have any complaints I thought Chris Martin might have mentioned the fact that the concert was free a few too many times. I thought it was a little obnoxious. If you pay for dinner just pay for it, don't say to me you like that free food. Free food is good, ain't it. Again the white people seemed happy with it, but as the only black guy there I thought he might be talking to me. My other complaint was the use of pre-record music and drum machines. At one point I thought they were gonna sing Rhythm Nation, but other than those two things I thought it was a great concert. When they went into the crowd and did a stripped down version of "Yellow" I thought that was the highlight of a great night. Music critics like to compare Coldplay to Radiohead and that's not fair. Coldplay is no Radiohead and Radiohead is no Coldplay. You can understand every word to a Coldplay song the first time you hear it. Nothing wrong with that. If anything, Coldplay kind of reminds me of a British Hall and Oates. In the eighties what did a pop record song like? It sounded like Darryl Hall. And now what does a pop record sound like? It sounds like Chris Martin. Any way I don't know when the next concert is and I don't know where it is but don't worry you'll see me because I'll be the only black guy there.

You Don't Mess With The Zohan

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Chris Rock's Favorite Standup Specials:

Richard Pryor Live In Concert 1979.
This is what every comic is striving for and we all fall very short. The
perfect concert

Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black- So Was Cleopatra.
This show has more edge than anything you are ever going to see.

Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly.
I love this show. The whole joke about the baby hanging out at 2 in the
morning is as funny as it gets.

Eddie Murphy: Delirious
Nobody ever had a better skill set than Eddie. The best dirty jokes you
wanna hear. Ed Norton fucking Ralph Kramden up the ass and the best clean
bits. The ice cream man could have been done by Cosby.

Bill Cosby: Himself
The genius of this show is that not one joke is topical. Everything is

Gorge Carlin: Jammin' in New York
Look up don't give fuck in the dictionary and a picture of George Carlin
will pop up. I love the global warming bit.

George Lopez: America's Mexican
George is the Mexican Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby at the same time. His
family stuff is classic, but his political stuff is insane and the
immigration stuff is as good as it gets.

Steve Harvey: One Man
This is probably the most underrated HBO special of all time.

Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
Brilliant, touching and fucking funny. The best thing Billy has ever done.
First time in my life I cried at a comedy show.

Andrew Dice Clay: The Day The Laughter Died
This is a comedy album only a comedian could love. Dice on stage fucking
around Genius.

Ron White: They Call Me Tater Salad
Love this special. The best of the Blue Collar comics and right now one of
the best in the country. It's like Andy Griffith with pussy.

Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now
Most comics just talk about what they see. This is the first time I heard
somebody talk about what they felt.

Sam Kinison: Louder Than Hell.
Most comics are derivatives of Pryor, Cosby, or Seinfeld. Sam reminded you
of Billy Graham. The last original comic who's jokes and delivery had never
been done before.

New Rolling Stone Interview

Chris is on the cover of the April 3rd issue of Rolling Stone! You can check out an preview of the cover story here

Support for Barack Obama

2008 is an important election year and Chris has decided that his vote this year will be going to support Democratic candidate - Barack Obama. To learn more about Barack, you can visit his official website here

New Photo Gallery

New photos from Chris' recent appearance on New Year's Eve at MSG are now available in the photo section of the website under the "No Apologies Tour" heading.

Chris to perform at Bonnaroo Festival

Chris Rock is happy to announce that he will be taking part in the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The seventh annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 12-15 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.

Tickets go on sale exclusively through on Saturday, February 16 at 12:00 PM EDT.

UK Tour

Whats up everybody? I just played my first concerts in London and throughout the UK and I have to say it was one of the best experiences of my career. The crowds were incredible. The people were smart and came to have a good time.

I loved the cities as I spent my days going to museums and did my shows at night. I met a lot of cool people and some of my favorites came down to the Hammersmith Apollo to check out the shows. I want to thank Madonna, Richard Curtis, Lenny Henry, Guy Ritchie, David Schwimmer, Simon Peg, Russell Brand, Dizzy Rascal and the great Ricky Gervais for coming out. When artists you respect are in the house you always try to take it up a notch.

Well I'm gonna rest for about a week and then its time to hit the states. I cant wait to see everybody out there and I'm excited to go back to London in May. I've announced two new shows. May 23 and May 24 at the O2 Arena. Click here for ticket info!

Chris In the New York Times

David Carr from the New York Times has written a great article about Chris' appearance at Madison Square Garden on New Years Eve and talks with Chris about the upcoming "No Apologies" Tour in the Dec.28th edition. Check out the entire article here

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