Chris Rock - Never Scared
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Named the #1 Comic by Entertainment Weekly for 2004, Chris Rock, the three-time Emmy Award-winner, stand-up comedian, actor and host of HBO's acclaimed The Chris Rock show,s tars in his fourth solo stand-up for HBO, Chris Rock: Never Scared. Featuring his unique, insightful, and hilarious views on a host of social, political and celebrity issues, Rock confirms his stature as the leading comic of our time. Filmed at DAR Constitution Hall in Wahsington, D.C., this is a must-have for any fan of great comedy.]]>
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But he quickly gets back to the hilarity when talking about Michael Jackson and the King Of Pop's relatives, as well as NBA baller Kobe Bryant and RNB star R. Kelly. The laughs come fast and furious through the middle of the show in a big, big way!
However, the surprise comes in the second half when the concert changes again, and this is where the routine becomes almost too true to be funny. Rock prowls the stage and talks of some very serious topics from some very intriguing angles. He's almost preaching a sermon when speaking of the difference between "rich" and "wealth." His points about marriage and Affirmative Action could be put in a Sociology textbook! It's simply brilliant and razor sharp commentary.
Rock claims his place as the top stand up in the country with this performance. As an extra treat, you get to see Rock's first HBO special, included as a bonus.
It's a must see. Highly Recommended!
Maybe not as great as "Bring the Pain" -- which will go down in history as one of the most successful comedy performances ever -- NEVER SCARED (2004) is nonetheless a great DVD that Rock fans will love.
Due to its adult content, obviously this DVD is not appropriate for young children -- and possibly not even your friends/relatives. But just when you wonder how many times Rock can throw a curse into a sentence, he offers viewers a universally true observation that cuts to the core of the realities of American popular culture and male-female relationships.
I agree with some viewers here who note the concert begins awkwardly. After viewing it a dozen times, I think Rock looks nervous as he struts onto the stage and immediately notes that the main responsibility of fathers is to keep their daughters off the stripper's pole. Though the bit has enormous potential, Rock looks too vulnerable to make it work as well as later jokes.
After discussing strippers and his increasingly reluctant love of rap music, Rock begins to look more comfortable and starts to hit his stride when he discusses the antics of Michael Jackson and his eccentric family, troubled R&B singer R. Kelly, magician David Blaine and Kobe Bryant.
But truth be told, almost any good comedian could deliver these celebrity-oriented jokes/observations, but what makes Rock unique is his ability to charm the audience with discussions of serious subjects like American patriotism, abortion, ignorant bipartisan politics and marriage.
In a nutshell this is why I love and admire Chris Rock. He not only makes you laugh so hard it hurts, but he leaves you with more to think about than any other comedian or social commentator I have ever heard of.
-- Regina McMenamin
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