Thursday, 29 May 2008

Mr. Rock

Along with nearly ever other comedian in Scotland last night the 'Pish boys were at the Edinburgh Playhouse to see Chris Rock strut his stuff live. I would have had a photograph to illustrate but as all the signs told us there was to be absolutely no recording equipment in use during Mr. Rock's performance.

Support for the evening came from Mario Joyner, who you may know from his appearance in the penultimate Seinfeld episode. He had a pretty solid, funny 25 minutes.

Then it was time for the main act of the evening. Chris Rock performed for about an hour and a half and I thought he turned in a polished performance with plenty of highlights.

He hit on the US election race, imagining a black woman as First Lady, he did a routine about his job scraping plates in a fast food restaurant, on his rich neighbourhood where every black person there, Mary Jay Blige, Denzel Washington and Jay-Z is the best in their business but their white neighbour is a dentist. He also had a long routine on the difference between men and women. His routine on the 'N Word' (although he didn't call it that) and how he may not be allowed to use it anymore was possibly my favourite bit of the night.

On the whole it was great. He's got the act down to a fine art and from a comedy perspective it was good to watch a master of his craft at work.

1 comment:

aimable said...

My cousin was lucky enough to pick up some tickets to see Chris Rock last year. He’s one of the best comedians in years in my opinion so I will really be excited when I will see him on June. My cousin has recommended me a site where I can get cheap tickets, so I’m sure it’s gonna be a great show. Here is the link if you’re looking for tix too:
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