Jordan Peele better keep one eye over his shoulder less Chris Rock swoop in and claim the title of Most Impressive Second Act As a Horror Film Auteur By a Black Comedian. Sure, Chris is a little older, but that doesn’t mean his brain isn’t overflowing with witty and original ideas that propel the genre forward. According to Variety, Chris is taking a stab at spin-off of the Saw franchise.
The Jussie Smollett case is one of the more confusing controversies in American history since the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. It’s like – wait, he didn’t do it…no, he did…they were in whiteface…but I thought…nevermind. Chris Rock, who recently had an interesting race-based situation of his own co-starring his beyond sketchy friend Louis CK come to light, chose to cut through the confusion with some mockery. Chris Rock introduced the award for “Outstanding Comedy Series” at last night’s NAACP Image Awards by taking some shots at Jussie, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series but didn’t show up.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has yet to find anybody pristine enough to host their little awards show and it’s getting down to the wire. According to The Hollywood Reporter, there have only been 2 times in Oscar history where there hasn’t been a host in place by January 1. Jon Stewart was announced as host on January 5, 2006 and Whoopi Goldberg‘s 4th time hosting the show was announced on January 7, 2002. So there’s still a few days left before a new record is set, but as Kevin Hart proved, even if they pick someone today there’s still the chance that our network of citizen detectives will find out that, say Tom Hanks, once ate a baby on a dare. Then they’d be out a host and we’d never get to see Bosom Buddies rebooted for Netflix.
Here’s Chris Rock Enabling Louis CK And Ricky Gervais To Use The N-Word While Jerry Seinfeld Prays For Death
Making the rounds is an old clip of Chris Rock, human tug-of-war Louis CK, professional irritant Ricky Gervais, and a very uncomfortable-looking Jerry Seinfeld discussing the usage of the n-word in professional comedy and, I guess, personally? ET posted this, and if those edible panties you got in the office’s Yankee Swap haven’t given you enough in the way of cringe fuel this holiday season, this clip should do it.
You should know by now that Mo’Nique is a fighter who’s not afraid to speak her mind. She accused Lee Daniels of black balling her for “not playing the game” and being difficult to work with, even after she won an Oscar in Daniel’s Precious. She also came after Oprah and Tyler Perry and accused them of conspiring to snatch the role in The Butler out from between her hairy legs. Now Netflix is on Mo’Nique’s hit list for what she perceives as color and gender bias based on the relative offers received by herself, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle for comedy specials on the network. And she’s asking for a boycott.
Amy Schumer can let out a hardy “I’m rich, biatch!” now, because she went to Netflix and told them she was worth as much as Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock and wasn’t laughed out of the room.