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Mad About Chris Rock’s SNL Monologue?

JR Berard

Maybe we shouldn’t have comedy on television anymore? Chris Rock saves you $200 on top of not having to make plans to go to one of his shows in a undoubtibly sold-out venue, and people shit all over him for it. I don’t get that.

We’ve known Rock to be a fearless comedian, who continuously drives a point home during his act, but also never fails to cover topics of recent controversy or tragedy. We were delivered seven minutes of comedic gold, from what we can only assume would be from a new hour he’s currently working on.

Gone are the days of a comedian performing the same material over and over again, producing similar results and failing the garner a new audience because anyone who’s been to a show will tell you, “oh yeah, that’s what he or she does on stage…”

Comedians can’t win in an environment where they are not allowed to push themselves to be better. Chris Rock will certainly continue to push himself to become a better comedian – every single one of us does. To gain relevancy in an ever changing landscape.  The internet, as technology continues to grow, allows people access to terabytes of information at the push of a button along with the ability to pass judgement if the thing you don’t agree with made you think about something.

That’s what bothers me, Rock offers people gold this past Saturday and people look at it like it’s horse shit. Chris Rock just delivered you, free of charge, several high caliber jokes about the Boston Marathon bombings, gun control and his reluctance to enter the Freedom Tower.

“I am never going in the Freedom Tower. Are you kidding me? It’s the same spot. I got robbed at 48th and 8th about 20 years ago; I have not been back to 48th and 8th,” Rock says. “I am never going in the Freedom Tower. I don’t care if Scarlett Johansson is butt-naked on the 89th floor in a plate of ribs. I’m not going in there.”  Why would you let those words come into my TV-machine, NBC?

Because invariably, “no matter what a stripper tells you, there is no sex in the champagne room.” That’s why.

 

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