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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 [...]

Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock Performed Together Last Night; Is a Tour in the Works?

Rumors of a Chris Rock/Dave Chappelle stand-up tour have been circulating for over a year now, but it's looking like more and more of a possibility after the two comedians performed together last night in New York and discussed the possibility onstage. The Comic's Comic has an in-depth report about the duo's unannounced dual stand-up performance at The Comedy Cellar after midnight last night. Chappelle took the stage for 40 minutes of solo stand-up (unannounced) before Rock hopped up. The two riffed together into the wee hours of the morning, and even ended up calling Arsenio Hall and Lenny Kravitz and texting Jay-Z to go [...]

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 [...]

Chris Rock Will Write, Direct, and Star in New Movie, 'Finally Famous'

When Chris Rock performed two surprise shows with Dave Chappelle earlier this week at New York's famous Comedy Cellar, he mentioned that he wanted to do a tour with Chappelle in the fall once he finishes editing and shooting a new movie. Now, we know that this mysterious movie is, thanks to Showbiz 411 unearthing a casting call for a new project called Finally Famous that Rock will write, direct, and star in. Here's a description of the plot:

ANDRE ALLEN is a comedian turned film star who, despite the expectations of his millions of fans, is determined to reinvent himself as a “serious” actor. Although [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Chris Rock (1990-1993)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 37 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

On top of being a multiple Emmy-winning actor, writer, stand-up, producer, and most recently Broadway performer, Chris Rock still draws from his experience as the bullied minority he was throughout his childhood and teenage years in Brooklyn. With an overcrowded family, years of taunting by his classmates, and struggles as the only black kid in an all-white school, Rock's success as a comedian [...]

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.

Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock Performed Together Again Last Night – With Kevin Hart and Others This Time

Yesterday, we reported that Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock had done stand-up together live on stage at New York's famous Comedy Cellar late the previous night. It turns out the duo went onstage together again last night too. Hannibal Buress started off the evening, followed by Chappelle, then by Kevin Hart. After that, Chappelle, Rock, Hart, Marlon Wayans, and Bill Bellamy took to the stage together for some joking around and riffing. Here's ?uestlove, who was also present, describing the event on his Instagram:

I once sat in on drums with Prince on bass, Sheila E on percussion, Frank Mcomb on keys, Rachelle Ferrell on vocals [...]