Chris Rock says he has COVID-19, urges vaccination
- Who the (beep) is better than Adam Sandler? You know what I mean? The reason I love him the most is cause he danced with my aunt Lillian at my wedding, okay? This man flew in Washington D.C., and danced with a bunch of black women, okay? If the revolution ever comes, I want my black brothers and sisters to know that Adam Sandler danced with Lillian, so we shall spare him. Hey everybody, Chris Rock here. And I am about to play Esquire's "Explain This". And what I'm going to do is watch clips and pictures and stuff from my career. And I think they're playing music behind me right now. (air horns blowing) And they have different angles for different cameras. And it makes me seem so much more interesting than I actually am. I'm Chris Rock, and your mother likes me a lot, and I don't care. I don't care. You'll discover me. (upbeat instrumental music) - Hours, not days. - (Chris Rock) How could I catch this guy if there's nobody on the bus? On this bus! - You can't do this alone. - So this first one is from uh, Spiral. Spiral, a horror movie I have thats coming out really soon. It's really good. It's scary. It's a funny movie, but you know, not funny like Scary Movie, funny, like Get Out when it's funny every now and then. Okay. And it's got me, Sam Jackson, the great Sam Jackson, right? Max Minghella, who is really good. You might've seen him on The Handmaid's Tale. His father directed The Talented Mr. Ripley, which is, I never wished to be white but it was like, hey man, that'd be great if they had some black people in The Talented Mr. Ripley. I kind of want to do a movie with a bunch of black people in the South of France. So I just got to figure it out. I got to do it soon, before I (beep) start aging. Not that I haven't started aging, but you know what I mean? While someone might want to (beep) me. I should get it in before (beep) me is a chore. Hey, my neck was not steamed, but I was court side. Court side, (beep), whoever made this, at Golden State Warriors versus Cleveland Cavaliers. So I'm watching Steph Curry and LeBron with a (beep) up collar. I was with my ex girlfriend. So I'm with a bad (beep) on a (beep) private jet, sitting court side. Yeah, my collar was (beep), but you're making a meme (beep) (laughs). You want to switch? (upbeat Latin instrumental music playing) Ah, okay. People think this is like, Photoshop. This is a picture of me with Dwayne Johnson "The Rock" and Kid Rock. By the way, I existed before Dwayne Johnson. I was, when you weren't even thinking about "The Rock", you know, I was, and Kid Rock! I hosted the MTV Awards one year, and he sang. Did, uh, "bawitdaba da dang da dang diggity dig". ♪ Bawitdaba da dang da dang diggity dig ♪ Here's the sad thing. Years ago, when I was famous, and "The Rock" wasn't, and they would say, "Hey you want to do a movie with "The Rock?" I'm like, "Are you (beep) crazy? That is the wackiest (beep) I've ever heard." Now, the guy's like the biggest action star in the world. And I'm like, "Hey, can I get two lines?" Hey Mr. Johnson, maybe I, I can be in Fast and Furious. I could have a wrench. I don't even need a car. Just maybe I change tires fast, but like I'm begging The (beep) Rock for a job. When you see a black man on a horse going that fast, you just got to let them fly. Now this is a perfect example of the Forrest Gump-ness of my life. I had no idea who Little Nas X, right? So I get asked to do this video, and I asked my daughter, Zara, should I do this video? She goes, "What? Of course you should do this video!" Like I'm in the video for the biggest song ever made. I don't know how the (beep) that happened. And by the way, I'm allergic to horses. So I had to ride a horse all day. I thought I was going to die. I thought my throat was going close up. Like, almost died for Little Nas X. This one, I have a book coming out. I think we settled on "My One Black Friend." I wrote a joke years ago, one of my favorites. Cause I just sit around and admire my own writing. If you haven't read anything til you read my prose. Anyway, I wrote this joke, and the joke went like this. It was like all my black friends have a bunch of white friends, and all my white friends have one black friend. It's kind of like a (beep) you to all my white friends. I don't know, the book is a compilation. Like people sent me stories of their interracial friendships. So, it's like my first black friend, and my first black boss, and my first black boyfriend. As crazy as the world is right now with race. You know, it's tearing the world apart, and it always has. Even though everything's going on right now, and George Floyd and all this stuff is going on, it ain't 1964. It ain't 1958. Black people, and white people, and Asian people, and the Latin people, and everybody, we are hanging out more than ever. So on one hand, yes, we are not getting along. On another hand, you know, we party hard together, okay? Great coffee table book. If you're white, this'll look great. Hey, I'm not racist! I got the Chris Rock book. - Trust Us Productions. Trust us. Can you trust me? Hey, trust us. I love it, I love it, I love it. Go, go, go! ♪ Straight outta LoCash, a crazy (beep) named Gusto. ♪ That is me with my original teeth! The movie CB4. I wrote CB4, me and a good friend of mine, Nelson George, and that this is years before I was on SNL or anything. It's actually what I really think about, I consider CB4 my greatest accomplishment because I got a movie deal before I was on anything. CB4, directed by the great Tamara Davis, the person who doesn't get enough credit as a great director. Tamara Davis directed CB4, my first movie. She directed Billy Madison, Adam Sandler's first movie, and she directed Half-Baked, Dave Chappelle's first film. A woman by the way! I swear, I was talking to my agent a couple of days ago. I was debating, do I want to do CB4 tour dates? I was thinking about it. There's a part of me that wants to do it. This is weird, me and Paul were talking about doing a CB4 tour with me, Prince Paul, and Dreads from Black Sheep. Cause you kind of need one, at least one real rapper. And we would kind of do an act kind of like the Blues Brothers, where we would do covers of rap songs. And then, you know, there's like three CB4 songs we'd do. Straight Outta LoCash, Sweat from my Balls, and I'm Black Y'all! ♪ And I'm black, yeah, I'm black y'all. ♪ ♪ And I'm blacker than black, and I'm black y'all. ♪ - Hey! This is the movie The Week Of. Me and one of my closest friends, the incomparable, the genius, Adam (beep) Sandler. Me and Sandler started out together at this Club Comic Strip in New York. We used to make like $7 a night. Here's the thing about the comedy clubs. You usually, you know, you gotta work your way up. So you start off stacking chairs, and cleaning tables, and all this stuff. And then they let you go on during the week. And then if you're really good, they let you go on at the weekend. So that usually takes a year or two years, right? I literally go to LA for a week. I come back, I'd never even met Sandler. He's on a (beep) Saturday night. I'm like, who the (beep) is this guy that he's on, on Saturday night? You know how long I had to work to get on a (beep) Saturday night spot? So I'm supposed to hate him, and I'm watching his act, and he's so funny. He's so funny. I just fell in love with him, and he got off stage, and we talked, and we hung out. He was going to NYU, and I hung out at his dorm. I just loved the guy, the guy's so funny. The guy's one of the best writers I've ever met. Like any joke, any style, he can help you out, and he's a great actor. Have you seen Uncut Gems? Like, who the (beep) is better than Adam Sandler? You know what I mean? The reason I love him the most is because he danced with my aunt Lillian at my wedding, okay? This man flew in Washington D.C., and danced with a bunch of black women, okay? If the revolution ever comes, I want my black brothers and sisters to know that Adam Sandler danced with Lillian, so we shall spare him! Hey, okay, this was a great day. Okay, so it's me, cause is always starts with me, Adam, David Spade, and the late Chris Farley. I'm playing, uh Universal Amphitheater, which is, would be the equivalent to Radio Rity. It doesn't even exist anymore in California. And it was my first big tour after I did the special Bring the Pain. And all of Hollywood came out, and you literally had Madonna and Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor was there that night too. In a wheelchair and watched from the side. And I don't know. This looks like one of the last times I saw Chris alive. I would see him one more time. And I did a gig in Chicago. We tried to hang out afterwards, but you know, I dunno if you ever like really hung out with an addict towards the end. You know what I mean? Anything that isn't the drug, is a chore. It's like, ah, man. And I remember I was at his apartment, and he showed me his apartment, and I leave, and I see him out the window, and I was like, ah, that's probably the last time I'm going to see him. Like I knew, I knew. Me, Spade, and Sandler, and Farley, we shared an office at Saturday Night Live. It kind of gave us our own, we call it a dorm, and we're friends to this day. Yeah. I love those guys. Whenever my mother cleans up my room, she always takes out all my dirty magazines. Whenever your mother takes your dirty magazines, you can't say anything about it. If she don't say nothing, you don't say nothing, (crowd laughs) You got to play it off, like they were never there in the first place. - You're 20 years old, - Wow. - I want you to remember this when you're 40, don't let it go to your head because you're very talented. Stay good. - Thank you. - We'll be right back. - Wow! I love Joan Rivers. The weird thing about that show, okay. That's the very, that's my first time on television, on network television. I'm on with Pee Wee Herman and Howie Mandel. So I'm on with most high energy comedians ever, like two of the greatest, and that's her very last show. Her show just been canceled. Her husband had killed himself the day before. So no one knew even how to talk to her or whatever. And like, during the commercial breaks, she was like really, really somber. And it was a weird, weird, weird. I always say like, I have a life like Forrest Gump. Like I'm always where the action is. Joan Rivers, one the funniest comedians to ever live. One of my all time favorites. Got such a raw deal for actually wanting her own show. It's like (beep) everybody, (beep) her over. Ah, this is a nice one. So it's me, Mike Myers, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams. Man, I'll just say right away, I love all those people. Mike Myers is like one of these guys, like we were on Saturday Night Live together, and we're kind of the same age, but he's so good. I like, we barely spoke. I kind of admired him from afar. He was like the girl I had a comedy crush on. It's like Wayne's World, Sprockets. People don't even know how funny Sprockets is. This guy's so funny. Robin Williams, come on. Like the best. Live Robin, in a club. Robin Williams, the thing about, I love Robin too. It's like he did something I aspired to do. I was like, before I say this, fame is not a thing to wish for I don't think, but since I was already there I always used to shout, "I hope I'm famous and relevant long enough that when my kids are in college, they could bring their friends to come and see me perform." And that's a cool thing. So I remember before Robin died, his son went to NYU, and sometimes his son and his friends would come in to watch Robin work. And to me that was the coolest (beep) in the world. So, hopefully, I think I'm going to tour next year. I'm working on an act now. You know, I'll have two daughters in college. That's like my dream, like "Yo, Daddy, I need five tickets because I'm bringing the crew to your show." Oh, this is a good night. Oh God, yeah, this is a good night. (laughs) Oh God. I'm not going to say what really happened this night, but Eddie Murphy hosting Saturday Night Live, and we're all there. So it's Chappelle, the great Chappelle, the great Tracy Morgan, the great Keenan Thompson. So great, like he doesn't even get it. It's so effortless with Keenan Thompson. It looks effortless anyway. And we're there basically to honor our hero. The guy that none of us would have done it if it wasn't for Eddie Murphy. It was such an honor to be on stage with Eddie Murphy. I used to watch Saturday Night Live with my mother. We used to watch Eddie Murphy, and it was like the first time you could laugh at dirty jokes with your mom. And he's like, you too can be a hoe! Your mother's like (laughs) And you're like, what's going on here? Yeah, this is one of the highlights of my career, honestly. I mean a lot of my career highlights happened on that stage, but Eddie coming back in, Eddie killing it. So funny, did all the original characters, Velvet Jones, Buckwheat, Gumby. It was just, it was amazing night. Hey Chris Rock here. Hopefully, you're still watching this. Hopefully you're not, you know, you didn't go to Netflix and watch Anya Taylor in that chess show. It's pretty good though. Hopefully you hung on to hear me talk about (beep). So, read Esquire, those of you that can read. Go see my movie Spiral in theaters. That's spooky, right? Wear a mask. It'll be a hot summer. Hopefully I bump into some of you. I'm working on my act, trying to get funny. (laughs) (instrumental music)
Chris Rock says he has COVID-19, urges vaccination
Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.”The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.”Rock has previously said he was vaccinated. Appearing on “The Tonight Show” in May, he called himself “Two-shots Rock” before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.“You know, I skipped the line. I didn’t care. I used my celebrity, Jimmy,” he told host Jimmy Fallon. “I was like, ‘Step aside, Betty White. Step aside, old people. ... I did ‘Pootie Tang.’ Let me on the front of the line.'"
Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.”
The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.”
Rock has previously said he was vaccinated. Appearing on “The Tonight Show” in May, he called himself “Two-shots Rock” before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“You know, I skipped the line. I didn’t care. I used my celebrity, Jimmy,” he told host Jimmy Fallon. “I was like, ‘Step aside, Betty White. Step aside, old people. ... I did ‘Pootie Tang.’ Let me on the front of the line.'"