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Chris Rock - Bigger and Blacker

Chris Rock - Bigger and Blacker

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Rating: 5 stars
Summary: Chris Rock Rocks!
Review: While humor isn't universally the same, this DVD appeals to a broad audience. If you can't handle swearing then it isn't for you. Others have said it is too much but in my opinion it doesn't stand out as over the top like some comedians (Martin Lawrence comes to mind). Chris Rock has excellent delivery and material in this performance. While some of the material is somewhat dated (Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinski, and the woman that put the free world in jeopardy, Hillary Clinton) you will still laugh hard at his take on it. This is one of those performances that you catch yourself thinking about and going home and watching and laughing at yet again. The material is well thought out, the delivery is great, and the physical presentation by Chris Rock is outstanding. Truly one of the thinking comedians of this time. What you get with this DVD is Chris Rock performing his standup, which is great, but don't expect a long list of extras because they aren't here.

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: King Chris
Review: Forget the editorial review above. There is no weak spot in this hour long presentation. Chris Rock is the most brilliant contemporary comedian I know of and he's at the top of his game in Bigger and Blacker. Let's get real...this is 2004....post Richard Pryor, post Eddie Murphy, Dice Clay etc....four letter words shouldn't be offensive to anyone at this point so it is not a valid argument to say that this wasn't enjoyable because Rock curses too much. Like any great, he can get the laughs without the swearing but this is his special and he comes out with both barrels blazing. The cursing isn't for cursing's sake....this is intelligent, razor-sharp, ADULT comedy. Put the kids to bed and kick back. Like any great satirist, Chris' jokes reflect a probable truth. In regards to his bits on family, love and relationships, I have LIVED his jokes. It's frightening in a funny way and I'm sure I'm not the only one who experienced that sensation of Rock peering into their lives and dragging out all of the dirty laundry. Any aspiring comic writers and stand up comedians need to study this; it's a gem. Rock did his homework studying Woody Allen and Richard Pryor and it shows. The torch has been passed.

Rating: 3 stars
Summary: Funny Hee Hee, not funny, Ha Ha
Review: This is a strong HBO special, full of hilarious bits of satirical comedy, but I didn't feel it was nearly as strong as his earlier stuff. I watched "Bring the Pain" repeatedly-- I belly laughed every time. I made my friends watch it. We'd recite the best bits over and over. With bigger and blacker, there weren't moments to be taken away. Sure, it was funny but not resoundingly so. While I would not argue that C-Rock is this generation's Pryor, this is not his Mudbone.

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: Rock On!
Review: Chris Rock follows up his 1996 hit "Bring the Pain" with another hilarious 1-hr routine. As always, Chris serves up his brutally honest opinions on the social and political nightmares we live in today. In this performance you'll find him tackling school gun violence, the plight of Native Americans, Ricky Martin, delinquent parents, racism, police brutality, incurable diseases, taxes, and a host of other issues. What makes Chris Rock so hilarious is that his commentary not only rings true but hits upon feelings and thoughts most of us have but are often afraid to express in today's "politically correct" atmosphere. Plus, Chris' naturally funny-looking physical appearance adds color to his performance. As with many other comedians, Chris Rock ends up spending a great deal of time on cliche comedian fodder such as sex and man-woman relationships. Thankfully, Chris Rock has managed to avoid tired old jokes and put hilarious new spins on these topics.

If you want intelligent comedy, this is the video for you! However, be forewarned that Chris Rock has a penchant for using the "f" word when emphasizing points, which some may find annoying after a while, and he is bound to say something that may offend someone. Nonetheless, I think that's what makes Chris Rock great and universal. Although Chris caters to an African-American audience, he ultimately has ideas that speaks to all segments of society- conservatives, liberals, white/black/asian/latino, homosexual, religious, non-religious, etc. A view that one segment of society finds appealing is bound to be held in disdain by another.

I must admit, in the past year that I've become a Chris Rock fan, I've found it difficult to watch other comedians. Few are as hard-hitting as Chris Rock. Get this video to see what I mean! While you are at it, get "Bring the Pain"- this one packs even more punch than "Bigger and Blacker".

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: this is SOOO funny i took notes....
Review: so i could go over these jokes again, on my own and laugh again!! Chris Rock spares NO ONE from his shocking and hilarious analysis, and I mean NO ONE!! He is soooo brutally honest about race, sex, and whatever else he talks about that no matter what your political beliefs you can watch this with ANYONE and by the end both of you will be in tears on the floor! He is a true genius and a brilliant social critic. Unlike most comics who rely on silly yucks to get laughs, he is intelligent, well read and politically astute. He has brought another level to comedy that NO ONE in this generation of comedians (Black, White or Other) can even touch!

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: Rock On!
Review: Chris Rock follows up his 1996 hit "Bring the Pain" with another hilarious 1-hr routine. As always, Chris serves up his brutally honest opinions on the social and political nightmares we live in today. In this performance you'll find him tackling school gun violence, the plight of Native Americans, Ricky Martin, delinquent parents, racism, police brutality, incurable diseases, taxes, and a host of other issues. What makes Chris Rock so hilarious is that his commentary not only rings true but hits upon feelings and thoughts most of us have but are often afraid to express in today's "politically correct" atmosphere. Plus, Chris' naturally funny-looking physical appearance adds color to his performance. As with many other comedians, Chris Rock ends up spending a great deal of time on cliche comedian fodder such as sex and man-woman relationships. Thankfully, Chris Rock has managed to avoid tired old jokes and put hilarious new spins on these topics.

If you want intelligent comedy, this is the video for you! However, be forewarned that Chris Rock has a penchant for using the "f" word when emphasizing points, which some may find annoying after a while, and he is bound to say something that may offend someone. Nonetheless, I think that's what makes Chris Rock great and universal. Although Chris caters to an African-American audience, he ultimately has ideas that speaks to all segments of society- conservatives, liberals, white/black/asian/latino, homosexual, religious, non-religious, etc. A view that one segment of society finds appealing is bound to be held in disdain by another.

I must admit, in the past year that I've become a Chris Rock fan, I've found it difficult to watch other comedians. Few are as hard-hitting as Chris Rock. Get this video to see what I mean! While you are at it, get "Bring the Pain"- this one packs even more punch than "Bigger and Blacker".

Rating: 3 stars
Summary: Funny Hee Hee, not funny, Ha Ha
Review: This is a strong HBO special, full of hilarious bits of satirical comedy, but I didn't feel it was nearly as strong as his earlier stuff. I watched "Bring the Pain" repeatedly-- I belly laughed every time. I made my friends watch it. We'd recite the best bits over and over. With bigger and blacker, there weren't moments to be taken away. Sure, it was funny but not resoundingly so. While I would not argue that C-Rock is this generation's Pryor, this is not his Mudbone.

Rating: 2 stars
Summary: Disappointed in Chris....
Review: I have to say that I purchased this dvd and I wasn't very happy with it as I usually laugh at his material. Most of his material on this dvd wasn't funny at all. I found myself somewhat speeding up the dvd to the next joke just so that I could get a laugh. In my opinion, if you're going to buy it, then buy it used so that you won't feel like you paid too much for it if you're disappointed. I'm hesitant to buy his "Bring the Pain" dvd due to I don't know what to expect.

Rating: 1 stars
Summary: Couldn't have crossed more lines if he tried
Review: Usually I like controversial artists. But after viewing Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker (as well as other movies he has "acted" in and skits on Saturday Night Live), I feel it inappropriate to call Chris Rock an "artist". I would classify him as a "wannabe". Chris wants to be funny. Jokes about how the Jerry Lewis telethon is a scam are supposed to be humorous. Telling Jerry to "make a cripple puppet out of them or somethin'" is the Chris Rock version of comedy. Suggesting that Robitussin is the cure for child sexual abuse is not really all that clever, it's downright ignorant. In this special, following the pattern of his other "comic" appearances, Chris Rock presents himself as the epitamy of arrogance, a man who believes that comedy is built primarily around profanity and not intelligent satirical ideas.

Rating: 5 stars
Summary: this is great
Review: been looking everywhere for this one its very funny this is a good dvd should have coments by chris tho would have been good


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