Chris Rock - Never Scared
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Named the #1 Comic by Entertainment Weekly for 2004, Chris Rock, the three-time Emmy Award-winner, stand-up comedian, actor and host of HBO's acclaimed The Chris Rock show,s tars in his fourth solo stand-up for HBO, Chris Rock: Never Scared. Featuring his unique, insightful, and hilarious views on a host of social, political and celebrity issues, Rock confirms his stature as the leading comic of o
Chris Rock, the three-time Emmy Award-winner, comedian, actor, and host of HBO's acclaimed The Chris Show, stars in his fourth solo stand up special for HBO, Chris Rock: Never Scared. Featuring his unique, insightful, and hilarious views on a host of social, political and, celebrity issues, Rock confirms his stature as the leading comic of our time. Filmed at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., this is a must have for any fan of great comedy.
|Format:||Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC|
|Number of Discs:||1|
|Studio:||Hbo Home Video|
|Run Time:||91 minutes|
|DVD Release Date:||August 31, 2004|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 70 reviews|
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40 of 44 found the following review helpful:
Almost Too True To Be Funny Sep 28, 2004
By Dean Anderson
Chris Rock - Never Scared is the fourth time he has appeared in an HBO special. It's a very unique comic performance. Filmed at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, the show starts off slowly, with Rock doing material about strippers and rap music that really is more nasty than funny.
But he quickly gets back to the hilarity when talking about Michael Jackson and the King Of Pop's relatives, as well as NBA baller Kobe Bryant and RNB star R. Kelly. The laughs come fast and furious through the middle of the show in a big, big way!
However, the surprise comes in the second half when the concert changes again, and this is where the routine becomes almost too true to be funny. Rock prowls the stage and talks of some very serious topics from some very intriguing angles. He's almost preaching a sermon when speaking of the difference between "rich" and "wealth." His points about marriage and Affirmative Action could be put in a Sociology textbook! It's simply brilliant and razor sharp commentary.
Rock claims his place as the top stand up in the country with this performance. As an extra treat, you get to see Rock's first HBO special, included as a bonus.
It's a must see. Highly Recommended!
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Best stand up I've ever watched Aug 10, 2005
By Amina Zeinu
I have never really watched any of Chris Rock's stand up's, but when I rented "never scared," I thought it was the funniest stand up I've ever seen. Chris Rock is really funny in this, and what I like is that he makes so much sense when he's talking about politics, or pretty much anything that affects us in our every day lives. I've read some of the review's that some people wrote, thinking that some of the things that Chris Rock says about white people seem to be prejudice. I didn't think that at all, and neither did my mom (who's white), and who loved it. I asked her after we watched it, if she was offended by any of the stuff he was saying when he started mentioning race, and she said she wasn't. The way I look at is, Chris Rock is a very intelligent person, who's just speaking the truth about history, and how there still is racism out there. The whole show isn't about race, he talks about other issues too that make all of us think, politics, war, drugs and other things. He's serious when he talks about this stuff, but he also does it in a way that will make you laugh. Overall he's a real funny, smart person. I reccomend watching this, watch it with your friends, or with some people in your family, maybe it will make them think about certain things, and of course also laugh. Some people who've watched this say "Oh it's not like "Bigger and Blacker," or it's not like "Bring the pain,", yah, because it's different. Obvioulsy anytime Chris Rock comes out with a new stand up, it's going to be different from his others. I don't think some people understand that when you get older and you're a comedian, you're not going to keep writing about the same stuff all the time, it's going to be different each time. No matter what, I think his stand ups will always be funny. Also, the people out there who are offended by his race jokes, when he's talking about white people, you guys need to chill out. Do you actually think that he's going to stand up there and put down white people, when he knows that he has fans that are white? get real. He's just speaking the truth about certain things, maybe the people who don't like what he's saying about how there still is racisim out there, are afraid to hear it. Alot of us have a little bit of prejudice in us, and Chris Rock just tells it like it is. Overall, I really liked this stand up of his, and I recommend wathching it. Two thumbs up!
10 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Chris Rock's best yet! Sep 26, 2004
By J. G Hobbs
I don't know how he does it, but Chris Rock has a way of turning the average bits and pieces of all our lives into something absolutely too funny for words! I will never understand how I can like someone so politically opposite me, yet I do! Chris Rock rocks 'em with this special!
14 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Chris Rock : Never Scared May 12, 2004
this is chris rock's best work yet. it's very political which is good (unless you're a conservative) especially in the times which we are living in. he's very angry also, but no different than a george carlin kind of rage. someone has written that it's an anti-white politcal rally which is absurd! he's just as racial as he's always been (and there's a difference between racial and racist). anyone offended by this is most definetly a racist. if you're not outraged like every american should be, then you're not gonna relate anyways. if he strikes a nerve then he is probably talking about you! it would be racism if chris rock had no basis to form these opinions from, but we all know the bloody history of our country and he just reminds us who the real terrorists are and have been since they landed on plymouth rock. it's the same chris, just fueled by a new post 9/11 ignorance only found in america which equals great humor. david cross, george carlin, bill hicks, doug stanhope all say the same things as chris but somehow it's offensive when a black comedian says it. if a white comedian sees the same flaws in white society then maybe there's something wrong with society... i agree with everything he says and if you like his previous material then you will too.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Never Scared - EXCELLENT Dec 20, 2004
Did Chris Rock make me laugh? - ah-hell yes!!! I never felt he ran out of material - he didn't dwell - he didn't rely on the "default" of sexual content to carry him. He just made me laugh. The fact that he always seems to have sharp insight into what he is talking about makes it all the more better. I loved it and I hope he comes out with more
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