Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger
An HBO special edited from three performances from Chris Rock's 2008 comedy tour: London (dark suit, dark shirt), Johannesburg (black suit, white shirt) and New York (shiny jacket). Topics include the ongoing presidential campaign, the possibility of a black president, George W. Bush, gas prices, low-paid jobs, ringtones and bottled water, sex, relationships and the correct use of the n-word
Chris Rock er en originalitet fra ende til annen! Mannen har en filmkarriere som vandrer mellom det håpløst elendige til det passelige morsomme mens det største problemet er hans uheldige evne til å minne oss om Chris Tucker, en høyst plagsom person som burde ha fått fjernet stemmebåndet ved en domsavsigelse. Når Mr Rock i 2008 la ut på en av tidenes største stand up turneer visste få hva som ventes oss. Selv nå når 2009 går mot slutten sitter vi fortsatt å ler oss halvt skakke av dette heseblesende showet som vandrer mellom det helt greie og det straight up motherfucking briljante (som Rock selv ville ha sagt det).
Med denne turneen og spesielt denne utgivelsen har sjefen sjæl…
First time I'd seen a Chris Rock show in full, and I can see why he is one of the most popular comedians around. One thing about this is the editing, it's three shows at the same time, London, New York and Johannesberg, and the cuts between them are flawless, the only reason you know it has changed is the difference in outfit.
The majority of the show is about black people, and sometimes when comedians do that kind of humour it can get tiresome, still funny, but it feels a bit over done and easy. But with Chris Rock, it is still hilarious.
Not one of Rock's strongest shows, that's for sure, but even operating at 75% he is still a formidable presence and always full of laughs.
This show might dwell a bit too much on gender differences and sex in the latter half, but his musings on taboo words are amongst the best work that he's ever done on stage. It does look at this stage that he will endure and become one of the longest standing consistently excellent stand-up comedians of all time. Deservedly so, too.
Not the best stand up routine he's done but still worth a watch if your a fan. I remember it being a lot funnier the first time I watched it...