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13234797, thoughts on the Chris Rock Netflix special?
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Wed Feb-14-18 09:47 PM
just dropped today. im about halfway through it.
13234800, I thought it was hilarious and loved he titled it Tamborine
Posted by Ray_Snill, Wed Feb-14-18 10:13 PM
such an odd almost random sounding title but he brought it home and that was my favorite bit. it was honest and introspective on top of being funny.

13234804, does he still have a career?
Posted by mistermaxxx08, Wed Feb-14-18 10:39 PM
i thought he was at the Nipsey Russell Hollywood squares of his career.

that jive turkey is overrated and not that funny. and those cheap shots against Michael jackson are a lifetime offense.

that turkey right now is Kevin hart's caddy.
13234895, yes, he still makes a lot of money doing stand up comedy
Posted by makaveli, Thu Feb-15-18 11:22 AM
13235021, Gotdammittt! You can always count on Maxxx ta give you one!....LMBAO!
Posted by NoDrawls McGraw, Thu Feb-15-18 05:32 PM
I real-life laughed da fuck out loud in public at this reply.

13234875, he seems different...
Posted by willi_dudat, Thu Feb-15-18 10:46 AM
he's still very funny but there was a true element of pain

that became more and more evident as the show went on

i laughed. a lot.

then i was kinda like - wait - you good bruh?

check it out if you haven't yet tho.
13234878, Fucking hilarious. Dude still at the top of his game.
Posted by WarriorPoet415, Thu Feb-15-18 10:49 AM



"There's a fine line between persistence and foolishness..."

"To Each His Reach"
13234886, Loved it.
Posted by KnowOne, Thu Feb-15-18 11:05 AM
13234999, mediocre
Posted by Government Name, Thu Feb-15-18 04:02 PM
13235066, ^^
Posted by ambient1, Fri Feb-16-18 09:13 AM
13235001, That porn addiction segment was too real
Posted by Nick Has a Problem...Seriously, Thu Feb-15-18 04:07 PM
That was me in my 20’s. When he said “I was 15 minutes late to everything” I almost died. I ain’t laughed that hard in years.
13235085, that 15 mins late thing had me dying.
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Fri Feb-16-18 09:57 AM
13235009, It's tremendous.
Posted by Stringer Bell, Thu Feb-15-18 04:40 PM
Rock is a living legend. And so it was cool to see him in a somewhat more intimate setting than his other specials.

Loved the camera work with the close-ups during the more poignant segments. Really got the pathos of it across.


13235040, Thought it was funny. I laughed alot
Posted by Mori, Thu Feb-15-18 09:52 PM
I thought it was great. Relatable, especially as a parent and his social commentary is very timely.

He is very smart and his personal discussions were intriguing.

Well done Chris.
13235068, ^^^^ it was on point
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-16-18 09:15 AM
13235080, In a way, this is Chris Rock's 4:44 to me
Posted by DickGrayson, Fri Feb-16-18 09:46 AM
I really enjoyed it a lot. Many people comparing it to Dave, but you can't. Dave is a better comedian, but I find myself wanting to revisit this one more.
13235083, Dave is funnier but Rock is a better comedian
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-16-18 09:53 AM
Not sure if that makes sense but that’s the way I see it.

Dave is Mike Tyson, just raw and talented as hell.

Rock is Floyd Mayweather. Technician who really has the standup craft down to a science
13235086, I can agree with that
Posted by DickGrayson, Fri Feb-16-18 09:59 AM
13235100, ^^^ I can clap to this
Posted by spenzalii, Fri Feb-16-18 10:35 AM
Good analogy
13235101, good shit...I'd call Dave Roy Jones Jr...
Posted by Dstl1, Fri Feb-16-18 10:39 AM
crazy physical gifts, but can also take you to school.
13235111, Yeah. That works. Mike Tyson might be too borish
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-16-18 11:38 AM
Dave is more than just heavy punches but dude is/was the greatest and pretty much won you over as soon as he entered the ring.

But his jokes aren’t haymakers.. he can dance around the ring with his stories and drag out a joke in glorious fashion.

I really wish I could’ve seen Rock and Dave together
13235102, Yep.
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Fri Feb-16-18 10:44 AM

"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"
13235109, So....did the porn addiction material seem to be an "exaggeration
Posted by c71, Fri Feb-16-18 11:33 AM
made for off the cuff laughs?"

Remember this post, that ended after the NYTimes swipe was posted (the New Orleans and Detroit swipes didn't seem to impress for some reason)?

13235112, It was funny and on point.
Posted by legsdiamond, Fri Feb-16-18 11:40 AM
Porn is so easy to access now.

The 15 minutes late to everything was hilarious.

13420150, If you're a comedy process geek, Chris went and did a Director's Cut
Posted by Nodima, Tue Jan-12-21 07:03 PM
There's an extra 40 minutes of jokes added, but more interestingly he took the director credit from Bo Burnham and completely re-edited it so it looks more like a standard special - wide shots, crowd reactions, all that. It also shows that Burnham really did edit the special like a actual film at times and changed the way Rock's jokes were told.

There's more crowd work, the punch lines are emphasized a little more (like apparently, "no justice, no quiche" was the punchline to "justice for Chad"), and some of the jokes are a little sloppier. There's a whole riff about what modern Jim Crow Laws are and how he uses the color white in his house to prepare his kids for the real world that was cut out and might be some of the best jokes in the set! And the gun violence jokes make a lot more sense in the context of the set surrounded by four other minutes on gun violence.

Total Blackout is a really interesting flex and it's cool Netflix has 'em both 'cause if you want the real good Rock solos they're all over this extended cut but if you just want the melodies Tamborine is still a really good time. I don't even know if I have a preference - Total Blackout feels like a comedy set and Tamborine feels like a statement, and I kind of agree with the post above that said Rock is more of a technician. I might lean toward this new one just because giving the money shots more time to build up helps them land a little harder, and all the jabs leading up are sometimes just as funny or funnier.

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