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Who is Chris Rock?

by Ratan Srivastava
Chris Rock

Chris Rock is indeed a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, as well as director from the United States.

Chris Rock rose to notoriety as a member of the cast of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s, following working as just a stand-up comedian as well as acting in supporting movie parts. He played the lead in movies such as Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar movie franchise (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), as well as a series of critically praised HBO stand-up specials. Everybody Hates Chris, a sitcom based upon his early life, he created, wrote, as well as narrated.

In 2005 and 2016, Rock presented the Academy Awards for the second time. He has four Emmys as well as three Grammys to his credit. Inside a survey sponsored by Comedy Central, he became rated the fifth-best stand-up comic. He too was rated the ninth-greatest stand-up comedy inside the United Kingdom on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, as well as the eighth-greatest stand-up comic inside the revised 2010 list.

Rock got essentially “fired” from Saturday Night Live following announcing his intention to quit following the 1992–93 season. Inside the fall of the same year, he performed as just a special guest star on six episodes and the mostly African-American sketch show In Living Color. A month later he came, the show was cancelled. After that, Rock developed and acted in the low-budget comedy CB4, which grossed $18 million against a $6 million budget. He became a client of 3 Arts Entertainment, which has represented it since the 1990s.

In 1994, as part of HBO Comedy Half-Hour, Rock featured in his debut HBO comedy special, Big Ass Jokes. For such a special, Rock won 2 Emmy Awards as well as received widespread critical praise. “Niggas vs. Black People” was a very well as well as a contentious segment of the show. His much-publicized work as just a pundit for Comedy Central’s Politically Incorrect during the 1996 Presidential race, about which he received another Emmy nomination, further added to his fame. Rock additionally hosted the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards as well as providing the voice for the “Lil Penny” puppet, who became the alter ego of basketball player Penny Hardaway inside a series of Nike sneaker ads from 1994 to 1998.

Bigger & Blacker in 1999 and Just never Scared in 2004 were Rock’s subsequent HBO comedy specials. Rock was dubbed “the funniest man in America” in Time and Entertainment Weekly articles on both programmes. His chat programme, The Chris Rock Show, was also shown on HBO and received critical praise for Rock’s conversations with celebrities and politicians.

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