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Chris Rock on how to survive the world of stand-up

Chris Rock is one of the world's most successful comics. Now he says the secret to stand-up in front of 15,000 people is to channel the inner Freddie Mercury. Click here to read the entire article

The Age.com AU Interview

On stage Chris Rock is pure comic electricity. His stand-up is loud, vulgar, taboo-skewering, unfailingly funny, wildly popular. He once proposed how gun violence in America could be reduced by simply raising the price of bullets to $5000 apiece. This would not stop the killing, he argued, but the overhead would at least ensure there would be no more innocent bystanders. Click here to read the entire article.

Dublin Herald Interview

A new article about Chris from the Herald in Dublin, Ireland has been published today. Click here to read the article.

Chris Rock in Variety

By BOB ELLISON Conventional wisdom suggests that standup comedians don't fare well abroad, but Chris Rock proved them wrong this year, pulling off 2008's biggest international tour, a $23 million affair with 141 shows in eight countries ranging from England to Australia to South Africa. "The idea of a whole extreme culture of differences is a myth -- a gigantic myth, an excuse!" insists Rock, who also saw toon sequel "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" earn more than $165 million worldwide.

Austrailian Madagascar Premiere!

Hundreds of screaming fans have welcomed Hollywood funnymen Chris Rock and Ben Stiller at the Australian premiere of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
The sequel to the 2005 animated hit Madagascar premiered at Sydney's State Theatre on Monday night.
Check out the Gallery to see new pictures from this event!

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Debuts at #1!

November kicked off in a big way this past weekend with the number 1 debut of DreamWorks' "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa".
Madagascar reunites the voice cast of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen and Cedric the Entertainer, with their popular talking animals crash-landing in Central Africa.

Kill The Messenger on DVD

Kill The Messenger will be released on DVD on Jan. 20th. You can pre-order the DVD here or click here to order the 2 disc collector's edition!

New Episodes of Everybody Hates Chris

Everybody Hates Chris is all new every Friday Night at 8pm on the CW. Check local listings for the channel in your area.

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.

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