Chris Rock gets personal about his relationships and the addresses of the politics in the new stand-up special “Tamborine.”
Chris Rock is returning to the small screen with a new Netflix stand-up special, “Tamborine”, in which the comedian talks about his porn addiction, cheating on his wife and pokes fun at President Trump and the police violence.
In particular, for the first time on Wednesday, Rock begins his 64-minute set by taking a stab at police brutality.
“You would think that the police would occasionally shoot a white kid just to make it look good,” Rock begins. “You would think that every few months they would look at their dead n—a calendar and go… ‘Oh my God, we are up to 16! We need to shoot on a white child quickly!”
On the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of music, Rock jokes that as an African American, he feels obligated to hate the police, but then he admits that sometimes he has to the safety of the enforcement of the law.
“On the one hand, I’m a black man who is as F— the police’. On the other hand, I have a home of their own, so if my house is burgled I’m not calling the recruiting of new,” he jokes.
Halfway through his set, Rock says bullies are necessary.
“That is how Trump became president,” Rock says. “We got rid of the bullies. A real bully to show up and no one knew how to deal with him.”
The comedian then jokes that in the end, Trump’s time in office will eventually “work”, because it will lead to the second Coming of Jesus Christ.
“Bush was so bad that he gave us Obama. You forget that n—, don’t you think? Bush was so bad that people said, ” Hey, maybe this black guy has the answers.’ I think people forget George Bush’s contributions to black history … Trump is so bad that he is our Jesus.”
Rock then goes on about the subject of religion and refers to the Islamic extremists who “extreme faith in God and occasionally blow s – – -“.
The comedian then goes a list of some of God’s “mistakes” naming porcupines, quicksand, and the state of Mississippi as some of His worst.
Chris Rock with wife Malaak Compton-Rock.
After the approach of politics and religion, the “Saturday Night Live” alum gets personal and tells about the time when he was “15 minutes late everywhere” because he was addicted to porn.
“If you watch too much porn, you know what happens? You, as sexually autistic. Develop your sexual autism. You have a hard time with eye contact and verbal signals … You are desensitized…”
The comedian slaps for divorce from Malaak Compton-Rock.
“It’s my fault, because I’m a f-ing–a hole,” he says. “I didn’t listen. I was not friendly. I had an attitude, I thought, ‘I’ll pay for everything, I can do what I want.’ That’s— don’t f-ing work. I thought I was the s—.”
Rock’s new special drew mixed reactions from the fans on Twitter. Some praised the veteran comedian for his stand-up comeback.
Chris Rock has not lost a step in his Netflix special. Dived in on social issues, as usual, is in its essence, but leaned on the dynamics of a relationship, cheating on his ex-wife with a porn addiction, & life after divorce in an incredible way and still hilarious #Tamborine
— Ahmed/I am not JOE BUDDEN MY BRADAS (@big_business_) February 14, 2018
The new Chris Rock special on Netflix is worth your time #Tamborine
— James Morris (@JamesDMorris) February 15, 2018
#ChrisRock new Netflix special #Tamborine is everything I hoped it would be. Truly the best stand-up I’ve seen so far this year.
— Hans ? (@Hannah_kat_lee) February 14, 2018
Others thought that there was nothing special about the Netflix show and criticized the comedian complains on the stage.
Oh great another god bashing, trump hate, political comedy act.? there is literally nothing else to talk about? #Tamborine #following
— amber+joy (@AmberJoy3641) February 14, 2018
Just heard the promo for #ChrisRock #Tamborine to talk about the misery of getting his black children “ready for America”.
Please, your children are more privileged than most of the others, get a grip. And it was America that got you there.
— Gorgo ?? (@gorgochannel) February 15, 2018
The name of the special “Tambourine” comes from the comedian in comparison with the joke in a band is the same as in a relationship.
“Sometimes you sing lead, and sometimes you must be on your tambourine…”
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