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Chris Rock to Release First Comedy Special in a Decade

Chris Rock to Release First Comedy Special in a Decade

It's very often when comedians are at their most brutally honest and self-deprecating that they're funniest, and indeed this admission leads to the best material of the night, Rock managing to find gallows humour in his grim custody battle and lamenting modern relationships in a way that is clearly informed by his own experiences.

Chris Rock: Tamborine is his first stand-up special in ten years and it's available to watch on Netflix from February 14.

Rock opens Tamborine with what seems like a perfunctory bit on police violence and gun control that feels like his earlier work, slightly updated for the modern era with references to last year's mass shootings in Las Vegas and a cringeworthy name-drop of a rising rapper.

Chris Rock doesn't hold back in his first stand-up special in almost a decade. In late 2017, for example, Netflix dropped word that it was releasing a brand new and completely unexpected Dave Chappelle special with just a few days notice.

Notably, Rock's forthcoming special was directed by Bo Burnham who previously did an incredible directing job on Jerrod Carmichael's recent HBO special. And you need a ideal porn cocktail to get you off. "Tamborine" is now streaming on Netflix, and Rock doesn't shy away from the tough subjects like his battle with porn addiction. I had an attitude, I thought, "I pay for everything, I can do what I want". She is never the same again.




"I cheated", he said.

"I'm a fuckin' asshole, man". You got somebody you love?

'I was so f****d, like, I needed an Asian girl with a black girl's ass that speaks Spanish just to get my d**k to move an inch.

"That's how Trump became President", Rock said. "I didn't listen. I wasn't kind". You have a hard time with eye contact and verbal cues. "Then, later on, you're all f-ked up and you need a ideal porn cocktail to get you off".

An "equal world", Rock says would be one where white mothers are mourning their children "standing next to Al Sharpton". Which, yeah! "Nobody told me to go ho up", he says.


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