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Chris Rock: A life of a Comedian

Christopher Julius Rock, also known as Chris Rock, was an American Stand up comedian, producer, actor, director, and writer. He started working as a stand-up comedian and also appeared in many movies as supporting roles. As a cast member of “Saturday Night Live”, Rock got him a broader prominence in the early 1990s. He started making prominent appearances in movies such as “Down to Earth” in 2001, “The Longest Yard” in 2005, “Head of State” in 2003, “The Madagascar File Series” from 2005 to 2012, “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2” in 2010 and 2013 respectively and “Top Five” in 2014. He was a part of a series of acclaimed stand-up specials for HBO. He developed to write and narrate the sitcom based on his early life named “Everybody Hates Chris” from 2005 to 2009.

Early work life

In 1984, Rock started to work as a standup comedian n New York’s Catch a Rising Star. His ranks slowly rose in the comedian circuit, and he earned roles in the movies like “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” and TV series like “Miami Vice”. Eddie Murphy, a mentor and befriended the aspiring comic, saw Rock and his act at a nightclub and gave him his first film role in “Beverly Hills Cop 2.”

Chris Rock

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live was a popular sketch series where Rock became a cast member from 1990 to 1993. He and his other new cast members David Spade, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, and Rob Schneider, became known as the Bad Boys of SNL in 1991. As a comedian and a singer, Rock released his first song album, Born Suspect and released it. The album won acclaim for the role of Crack Addict in the movie “New Jack City”, and Rock received national exposure after his tenure in SNL.

Music videos

Rock, being a writer, wrote his first musical song, “Your Mother’s Got a Big Head”, from the album Born, Suspect. For the songs “No Sex (In the Champagne Room)” from Bigger and Blacker and “Champagne”, he made videos from a roll with the New. He has appeared and directed in the music video for many songs like “Red Hot Chilli Peppers” and “Hump de Bump” and appeared in “Big Daddy Kane” music video and “Smooth Operator.” He was also featured in one of the many celebrities lip-syncing in “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”, Johnny Cash video and a cameo in “Bitch I’m Madonna” of Madonna. He was a Wild West Sheriff chasing down a cowboy version of 1889 of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X.

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