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Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008)

Chris Rock's 2008 comedy tour visits London, New York and Johannesburg. Various parts of this tour are edited together to create his fifth HBO stand-up special.

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An HBO special edited from three performances from Chris Rock's 2008 comedy tour: London (dark suit, dark shirt), Johannesburg (black suit, white shirt) and New York (shiny jacket). Topics include the ongoing presidential campaign, the possibility of a black president, George W. Bush, gas prices, low-paid jobs, ringtones and bottled water, sex, relationships and the correct use of the n-word. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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27 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Chris Rock: I'll tell you this right now, white people in here. If Barack Obama wins, if you have any activity in your life that involves black people that is supposed to happen the day after election day it will not get done. Election Day's a Tuesday. That Wednesday, don't schedule no black shit. If you gotta fly, ain't nobody carrying your bags. You gotta carry your own shit. We got a black president.
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Kill The Editor
2 October 2008 | by iblboxingSee all my reviews

The editor of this special was so consumed with splicing footage and seamlessly meshing shows that he or she, in my opinion, got in the way of the act.

Chris Rock deserves a special focused on Chris Rock the way George Carlin's specials focused only on George Carlin.

This special had too much going on. The editing tangled feet with the punchlines. The outfit changes were jarring, as I found myself missing the jokes because I was too busy saying, "Now he's wearing a shiny jacket," or, "Now he's in Brooklyn." Not to mention the sound quality was noticeably different, especially when jokes were spliced together.

It was all just so unnecessary.

I would like to see Kill The Message from one stage, with one audience. But don't take my word for it. Watch it yourself.


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