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

Whats up everybody?

Its about that time for me to hit the road as I haven't toured in about 4 years. I cant wait to get out there and see the world and try my best to make people laugh. A lot has happened since I last left you in the world and in my life. I cant wait to see you all at the shows.

Recent Magazine Articles

Chris has been featured in Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone recently. To check out the interviews click on the links below

Vanity Fair

Rolling Stone
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Rolling Stone - The Chris Rock 25

Nearly every moment when Chris Rock isn't onstage, he's listening to music. If he didn't happen to be one of the world's best comedians, he would have made an excellent music critic: He's been a hard-core hip-hop fan sinces the Eighties, and his 1993 satire of the rap industry, CB4, is still a cult favorite. So, in the interest of helping Rock develop a fallback career, we asked him to name his top twenty-five hip-hop albums. Check out the Favorites section for the full list.


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