Chris Rock is one of the funniest men alive. His scratchy, high-pitched voice and string bean frame have kept us in stitches ever since he first appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1990. Since then, he’s repeatedly reinvented himself, doing everything under the sun to make us laugh. As a writer, actor, director, producer and stand-up comedian, his material has always been cutting edge.
While rummaging through my DVD collection the other night (and yes, there are some VHS tapes in there as well), I forgot that I had purchased a used copy of “The Best of the Chris Rock Show” some time ago. HBO aired Rock’s first real talk show (Saturday Night Live’s Nat X skits don’t count) from 1997-2000. Not surprisingly, it won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Program in 1999.
It’s skits like the one below that won him that award.