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'In the Flow with Affion Crockett' Puts Rush Limbaugh and Chris Rock Together (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 12th 2011 4:46AM
'Rush Limbaugh' and 'Chris Rock,' 'In the Flow with Affion Crockett''In the Flow with Affion Crockett' (Sun., 9:30PM ET on FOX) has been a real mixed bag, and it hasn't found much audience support. That said, though, Crockett does have some pretty spot-on impressions, and there are funny bits to be found on the show. We were particularly impressed with his take on Chris Rock.

Crockett matched both his unique voice and cadence, as well as his body tics perfectly. It made for an awkward sketch with the show's impression of Rush Limbaugh, because it just wasn't nearly as good.

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'Louie' Wraps Season on a Positive, Delusional Note, With Some Help From Chris Rock (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 9th 2011 5:40AM
'Louie' - 'New Jersey / Airport''Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX) wrapped Season 2 with one of the most brilliantly unique scenes I've ever seen on any kind of television show. Honestly, the only way to describe that moment is that it's so ... 'Louie.'


The show sticks with its two-vignettes format for this episode, but the halves work well together, pushing the character of Louis C.K. reluctantly toward a genuine adulthood. The first half was incredibly awkward and uncomfortable, as Louis succumbed to his weakness and yearnings by agreeing to get in the car with a strange woman.

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Chris Rock Didn't Think 'The Motherf***er With the Hat' Would Make It on Broadway (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 17th 2011 6:00PM
Bobby Cannavale and Chris Rock on 'The View'Bobby Cannavale's performance in 'The Motherf***er With the Hat' earned him a Tony Award for Best Actor. Tuesday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), Cannavale and his co-star Chris Rock talked about the show's humble beginnings, and Rock's initial doubts that the show would have a significant run.

"Early on, people weren't showing up," said Rock. "They couldn't advertise the name and all that stuff, and we thought we were going to close in April." Cannavale said Rock had predicted on opening night that, "We're probably not going to be here tomorrow."

The show did find its footing, in part because of the cast-member's energy. How do they get up for a performance? "Crack," joked Rock. Cannavale gave more credit to the cast's chemistry and their pre-show routine.

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Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Rock and Gervais Discuss the N-Word on 'Talking Funny' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 24th 2011 11:19PM
Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock & Louis C.K., 'Talking Funny'While on the surface, 'Talking Funny' (Fri., 9PM ET on HBO) may seem similar to what was happening on 'Green Room with Paul Provenza,' but this special seemed to be even more raw and honest. Perhaps it was the absence of the audience, or the level of the comedians on the show -- Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Louis C.K. There was just something fascinating about this discussion.

These are masters at their craft, and as revealed throughout the hour, they're also very different in what they do and even why they do it. No stone was left unturned in dissecting how they approach their comedy, nor was any topic off-limits. They even got into a lengthy debate about the N-word.

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Chris Rock Tells Oprah Winfrey That No Topics Are Off Limits (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Apr 23rd 2011 1:30AM
Chris Rock was on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated) Friday, and Winfrey asked the wild comedian -- who finds very little sacrosanct in his routines -- if any topics were off limits.

"No, nothing's off limits," he said. "You don't want to hurt people. Unless they hurt people ... I'll talk about anything."

Then he brought up the "Chris Brown" thing (both on 'GMA' and 'Howard Stern' recently, Rock took off on the Chris Brown/Rihanna incident, in which Brown physically assaulted Rihanna, joking that the two should sing a duet together of 'It Hurts So Bad' and 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot').

That segued into his riff on what he would do if a boy hit either of his two daughters -- and it doesn't involve turning the other cheek. Let's hope that it never happens -- we would lose a very very funny man.

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Seinfeld, Rock, Gervais and Louis CK Are 'Talking Funny' for HBO, Plus an Exclusive Preview

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 19th 2011 10:00AM
E.B White famously summed up the general attitude toward analyzing humor when he compared it to dissecting a frog: "Few people are interested and the frog dies of it."

'Talking Funny' (Friday, April 22, 9PM ET on HBO) avoids killing the frog by taking four of the biggest stand-up comedians in the business -- Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and Louis CK -- and putting them in a casual setting to interview each other.

Comedy nerds will be satisfied with the level of details, and casual fans will be happy to hear the big names swap stories. The quartet shareS a certain amount of familiarity, with CK being the common connection between them. He wrote the screenplay for the Rock vehicle 'I Think I Love My Wife,' played a supporting role in Gervais's 'The Invention of Lying' and, as Louis mentions in the special, angered Seinfeld when opening for him in Boston years ago. Louis was still making a name for himself, and he introduced Seinfeld as the best comic in the world, something that automatically set up expectations Seinfeld then had to meet.

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Chris Rock Wants to See a Chris Brown / Rihanna Duet on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 4th 2011 1:20PM
Chris Rock on 'Good Morning America'Chris Rock said today on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC) that while he doesn't advocate violence against women, he'd love to see a Chris Brown / Rihanna reunion duet on the show. On the show to promote 'The Motherf*cker With the Hat,' a new Broadway play in which he is starring, Rock joked that he was upset they gave him "the Chris Brown dressing room," and that it was freezing in there.

"Beat a window, not a woman. That's progress, dammit," Rock said of Brown. Then he suggested to 'GMA' host George Stephanopoulos that Brown and Rihanna, whom Brown physically assaulted in a high-profile incident, sing on the show sometime. "Let 'em sing 'It Hurts So Bad,'" he said. He also thought 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' might be appropriate.

Rock then looked into the camera and said, "You shouldn't hit women, just so we have my disclaimer when I get that crazy call that says I was advocating hitting women." Stephanopoulos suggested Rock could host that episode, and Rock said he would be glad to. Don't look for it on the 'GMA' schedule.

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Chris Rock Wants to Be an Addict, But Never on 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 1st 2011 2:54AM
Chris Rock, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Chris Rock is working in the theater, and he's so very thankful to be heading there. He's thankful to be working in this tough economy, he explained on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

"Anything that keeps me off 'Dancing With the Stars' is good," he said.

The critically acclaimed play is called 'The Motherf***** with the Hat,' which certainly makes it hard to promote on national television. Rock described it as "'The Honeymooners' with cocaine."

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Chris Rock Roasts Oprah, Obama and Paul McCartney at the 'Kennedy Center Honors' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 29th 2010 2:01AM
Chris Rock Roasts Oprah, Obama and Paul McCartney at the 'Kennedy Center Honors'Oprah, the President, and a Beatle sitting together in a box. It already sounds like the set-up for a joke. And luckily, comedian Chris Rock had a few jokes ready.

Oprah Winfrey and Sir Paul McCartney were at 'The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors' (Tue., 9PM ET on CBS) to be awarded for "lifetime contributions to American culture." President Barack Obama was just along for the ride. (Being president is not as important as being a British singer or hosting a talk show where you give away cars, clearly.)

Still, since the ceremony was held in D.C., the Prez got to hang out with Oprah and Sir Paul, in a box seat above the stage. And Chris Rock had a few quips involving Obama and Oprah. "I walk in this room, and it's an amazing feeling to look up and see the most powerful person in the world," Chris said. " ... And right next to her ... Barack Obama." Ouch! Mr. President, you have been zinged.

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Steve Carell Fakes Orgasm, Chris Rock Curses Out Bidder's Ex on 'Night of Too Many Stars' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 22nd 2010 5:45AM
Chris Rock on 'Night of Too Many Stars'On the 'Night of Too Many Stars' (Thu., 9PM ET on COM), celebs and comedians ventured some extremely creative ways of raising money for autism, rewarding contributors with some unconventional auction items.

One involved Steve Carell simulating a menage-a-trois orgasm, after the auctioneer suggested the two highest bidders get Carell's reward.

Chris Rock offered our personal fave: "To the highest bidder, [I will] get on the phone and I will curse out your ex." For a $20,000 donation to support services and education for the autistic, Rock assisted a woman still scarred from getting dumped via Facebook. True to his word, Rock called the guy and proceeded to hurl a slew of profanities in his direction.

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Adam Sandler Meets His Look-Alike on 'Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 25th 2010 5:30AM
Adam Sandler Meets Look-Alike on 'Daily Show'Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in New Hampshire. But Jon Stewart's convinced he's got a doppelganger living in Connecticut. When Sandler and Chris Rock visited 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on COM), the host asked the 'Grown Ups' actor and writer, "You ever been to Fairfield, Connecticut?"

Then he pointed to a member of the audience and invited the Sandler look-alike onto the stage.

Rock seemed skeptical of the resemblance, saying, "Yeah ... kinda." Check the video to make up your own mind. He's not his mirror image, but they could pass for siblings.

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Chris Rock on Kobe Bryant: 'The Hell With Him!" (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jun 24th 2010 2:30PM
Kobe Bryant must have unshakable laser focus, because even Chris Rock couldn't distract him during game one of the NBA finals. On 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Rock watches a clip of himself trying to chat the LA Laker up, but Bryant ignores the comedian and stares stoically ahead.

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Chris Rock Takes Care of His Kids (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jun 24th 2010 12:00PM
Chris Rock wants everyone to know that, despite his reputation as a foul-mouthed comedian, he's capable of being a good parent. On 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC), Rock complained about how people continually doubt his ability to raise his own kids.

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Chris Rock's Brother Jordan Auditions on 'Last Comic Standing' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 22nd 2010 4:40AM
Chris Rock's Brother on 'Last Comic Standing'The judges tried to take Jordan's comedy at face value on 'Last Comic Standing' (Mon., 9PM ET on NBC). But the comparisons are sure to occur when you are the little brother of successful comedian Chris Rock. "People think that you're just getting on stage because you're Chris Rock's brother," said Jordan.

Well, regardless of what they thought of him, his comedy ... not so much. He was told "the material didn't resonate" and "you're still new." Yeah, he's only 19 years old.

Check out the video to hear his jokes and make up your own mind.

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Chris Rock Teases Leno About Conan, Kevin Eubanks (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 9th 2010 6:30AM
Chris Rock Teases Leno on Conan, Kevin EubanksChris Rock was quick to observe that on his last visit to 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), Conan O'Brien was host. And, wait, where's Kevin Eubanks? So Chris teased Jay Leno pretty mercilessly about the new staff.

"Did the redhead guy take Kevin?" asked Chris. "You done fired Kevin and got a cheaper brother to take his place! [Rickey Minor] costs a little less than Kevin."

"No, actually..." said Jay, who kept smiling but seemed visibly ruffled until he was able to change the subject.

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