Chris Rock Racist Bullies
Claim to Fame
Chris Rock courtesy of wikipedia.orgReferred to by the New York Times as “… probably the funniest and smartest comedian working today” (Source: http://www.chrisrock.com/), Chris Rock has made a huge name for himself as a stand-up comedian and actor. His first national exposure came with his three-year sketch comedy stint on Saturday Night Live (1990-1993). After SNL, Rock moved on to the big screen in an attempt to promote a career in film. However, due to the scarcity of acting jobs, he left Hollywood and turned instead to stand-up comedy. His jokes typically center around race relations in the United States. As a result of his success as a stand-up comedian, Rock managed to land larger roles in films, and has appeared in Lethal Weapon 4, Dogma, and Madagascar to name a few.
In early 2005, Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards Ceremony, and in the fall of that year, his show Everybody Hates Chris debuted on UPN. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Rock) He was voted funniest person in America by Entertainment Weekly, and ranks #5 on Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of all Time list (April 2004). (Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001674/bio)
Chris Rock loves music, and has been quoted as saying, “I love music. Music is the soundtrack to the crappy movie that is my life.” His tastes include: Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, DMX, Boy George, Elvis Costello, Eminem, and Smashing Pumpkins. He is also a loving father of two children. (Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001674/bio)
Politically and racially incorrect funnyman Chris Rock was bullied during his high school years. His parents, who were worried about the neighborhood schools, had him bused to an almost all-white high school in Bensonhurst, a white neighborhood in Brooklyn known at the time for poor race relations. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Rock) His thriving sitcom Everybody Hates Chris is loosely based on his childhood experiences in school where he has said, “I got beat up just about every day ... I got kicked and whatever” (Source: http://www.contactmusic.com/new/ xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/ rock%20gets%20apology%20from%20old%20teacher). We applaud Chris Rock for taking his tough experiences and turning them into something positive.