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Chris Rock Jokes About Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, and Donald Sterling at the BET Awards

Chris Rock hosted the 2014 BET Awards last night (or as he called it, "the Black World Cup"), and he opened the ceremony with the above solid opening monologue full of jokes at the expense of Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, Donald Sterling, civil rights movies ("If you make a civil rights movie and white people like it, it's not a good movie"), the Solange/Jay Z elevator fight, and much more.

Jerry Seinfeld Tried to Convince Chris Rock to Take Over for Letterman

"I was talking to Chris Rock the other day about taking the Letterman job. I was trying to convince him to take it. He says, 'Absolutely no possible way.' Both of us are out when you hear 'makeup everyday.' You hear that and I'm out."

-Jerry Seinfeld in an interview with Esquire on why he doesn't consider being a celebrity a burden, the new season of Comedians in Cars, and why he wanted Chris Rock to take over CBS's Late Show.

The Collected Wisdom of Chris Rock

Writer. Director. Movie star. Broadway actor. Voice actor. He appeared on both Saturday Night Live and In Living Color. He created a hit sitcom. He used to host a late-night show, for which he won an Emmy, and he's currently producing a new one. For over 25 years, he has remained one of the most critically and commercially successful standup comics, and he even hosted the Oscars. Chris Rock has conquered every comedic arena that exists, so believe us when we say: he's really good at what he does. And what he does is say funny things.

Here's a giant pile of funny and/or smart things he's said [...]

Chris Rock Is Going on Tour Early Next Year "Maybe with Dave Chappelle, Maybe Not"

Chris Rock is getting ready to go back on tour. Rock revealed the news in an excellent, in-depth interview with Aisha Tyler on her podcast Girl on Guy that dropped yesterday. Rock, who performed a couple gigs with Dave Chappelle at New York's Comedy Cellar in February, has been talking about doing a joint tour with Chappelle for a while now. On the podcast, Rock says, "The tour will happen. Maybe with Chappelle, maybe not. Who knows? We've been talking."

He says his tour is set for early 2014 and admits, "I haven't done standup in about four years." While Rock says he hasn't done standup in four years, [...]

This Is What 'Grown Ups 2' Will Look Like in Case You Were Curious

Rob Schneider out, deer piss in.

Chris Rock Announces 'Black Plague' Standup Tour This Fall on 'The Tonight Show'

Chris Rock paid a visit to The Tonight Show last night, where he officially announced that he's set to embark on his first standup tour in six years called The Black Plague Tour, a name apparently suggested to him by Kanye West. Click through to see Rock's other late night NBC stop last night, in which he crashes Seth Meyers's Late Night monologue and does a lot of silly dancing.

Chris Rock Talks Dave Chappelle, Arsenio, and How Unknown Black Guys Don't Get Shows on 'Totally Biased'

FXX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell recently transitioned to four nights a week, and here's Bell's interview with Chris Rock, who executive produces the show, last night. It's basically Chris Rock doing standup about The Butler, Arsenio, networks not giving unknown black comedians talk shows like they do for unknown white comedians, and Syria, with him talking a little about the likelihood of a Chris Rock/Dave Chappelle Watch the Throne tour at the end.

Watch Chris Rock on the Season Finale of Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Here's the season two finale of Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, featuring Chris Rock. It's pretty great to see these two veteran standups talk to each other. It's like that HBO special from a couple years back where the two of them talk about standup with Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais, only (unfortunately) Louis C.K. isn't there and (fortunately) Ricky Gervais isn't either.

Kevin Hart Is Playing Chris Rock's Agent in His New Movie

Chris Rock and Kevin Hart sure are working together a lot lately. Earlier this year, Hart performed alongside Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and several other comedians at a much-talked-about gig at New York's Comedy Cellar, and Rock filmed a guest spot on Hart's semi-scripted BET comedy Real Husbands of Hollywood. Now, The Wrap is reporting that Kevin Hart will be cameoing in Finally Famous, a new movie written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock. Rosario Dawson, Sherri Shepherd, and J.B. Smoove also star. In the film, Rock plays a comedian/actor trying to become a dramatic actor who's being coaxed into having his wedding on TV by [...]

Chris Rock Won't Self-Release His Next Stand-Up Special

Chris Rock was a guest on The Champs podcast this week, and the topic of self-released stand-up specials came up. Rock, who has released all four of his specials on HBO, explained why he prefers the old model of debuting a special on cable as opposed to the $5 DIY Louis C.K. method:

"I probably won't [self-release]. It's crossed my mind … The thing about HBO or Showtime or Comedy Central or whatever: not only people get to see you that want to see you, people get to see you that don't want to see you. When you put it out yourself, only your fans see it, so you're [...]

Six Comics Aziz Ansari Is Joining as Madison Square Garden-Worthy

Yesterday, The Wrap confirmed earlier reports that standup Aziz Ansari is set to headline at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of his new tour Modern Romance, which also includes stops in Dallas, Houston, D.C., Philadelphia, and Las Vegas, not to mention a book slated for a September 2015 release. "There is something very insane and amazing about starting standup in New York City at the lowest rung — open-mic spots — and then many years later going to the other utmost, utmost extreme of playing Madison Square Garden," Ansari told Billboard last month. "I felt a sense of that when I did Carnegie Hall, [...]

Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, and Chris Rock Will Be 'Totally Biased's First Guests for Its Nightly Run on FXX

FX's late night talk show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell is set to move to its new sister channel FXX, where it'll be airing four nights a week instead of one, on Wednesday, September 4th, and the show is pulling out a bunch of big name guests for the first string of nightly episodes:

Wednesday, September 4th: Jim Gaffigan Thursday, September 5th: Tracy Morgan Monday, September 9th: Chris Rock

This is the first appearance on Totally Biased for Morgan and Gaffigan, and the second as a guest for Rock, who also executive produces the show.

This Week in Comedy: 'Comedy Bang Bang' Returns and 'Drunk History' Premieres

-Comedy Bang Bang returns for Season 2 on IFC tonight. In honor of this, we interviewed Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts and ranked the 11 best characters and impersonations from the podcast that inspired the show.

-Speaking of Scott Aukerman, he made a solid Fox News debut.

-Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer says they're having conversations about a fifth season with Netflix.

-The first season of Comedy Central's Drunk History premiered, as did the second season of The [...]

Chris Rock Joins the Cast of BET's 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'

Chris Rock is coming back to TV for his first regular on-camera series role in over a decade. HipHollywood reports that Rock has joined the cast of the BET comedy The Real Husbands of Hollywood for its second season. Co-created by Kevin Hart, Real Husbands is a semi-scripted reality show satire that stars Hart, JB Smoove, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, and Duane Martin as fictionalized versions of themselves. "I just watched the show and it seemed like they were having so much fun and I was like, 'I want to have fun,'" Rock explains. "I'm a fan of Kevin … We see each other in passing all the [...]