Just look at some of my material. You can’t imagine how rough it was and how unfunny and how sexist or racist it might have seemed. “Niggas vs. Black People” probably took me six months to get that thing right. You know how racist that thing was a week in? That’s not to be seen by anybody.
wow. if anyone was wondering if chris rock still got it while he’s expanding his horizons doing broadway and french indie rom-coms …the answer is, shut the fuck up, this chris rock nukka.
from: I remember bumping into Sofia Coppola, and I said: “Dude, ‘Lost in Translation’ is, like, the blackest movie. Bill Murray, that’s exactly what it feels like to be black and rich.”
to: The other thing — everything on Broadway with black people, at some point, becomes [stereotype voice] “Is it ever gonna get any better?” I don’t feel like saying that. What’s the play they wanted me to do? “A Behanding in Spokane.” I almost did that one. But I didn’t feel like leaving my nice house, my palatial estate to drive into Manhattan and get called nigger every night. [He laughs.] It’s like, really?
and more… at this point Chris Rock is feeling like a very singular once-in-a-generation mind: stepped his acting game up, helping the young talent get exposed, hands and feet in various movies and tv, and in a breezy Q&A still funnier than just about everyone. where seinfeld stopped Chris kept going. where chappelle and chris tucker stumbled, rock persevered. while louis ck is just getting into his groove, his homey Chris has been doing it for years now (he calls CK the Jimi Hendrix to his James brown in the interview, lest we forget he’s a black history teacher too). is there a better model for maintaing a certain standard, and integrity, while still growing and pushing forward? I don’t know, but i can’t wait to meet him. holla.