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Chris Rock taped a Netflix special at BAM & dropped in at Comedy Cellar

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Chris Rock is in the midst of his Total Blackout tour and if you can’t see it in person, it’ll be coming to Netflix sometime in the near future. Chris Rock’s two BAM shows over the weekend, which only got announced a couple days before they happened, were taped for the special. Much like Dave Chappelle’s Radio City shows, cell phones were locked up during the performance. Details of the special haven’t been announced yet so stay tuned.

While in NYC, Rock dropped in at Comedy Cellar (not an uncommon occurrence) along with pal Jeff Ross to test out some new material. It included some jokes on the many cases of sexual harassment and abuse that have been brought to light in the entertainment industry recently, and according to Page Six, they went over about as well as Larry David’s recent SNL monologue:

Rock said he won’t hire women anymore because he would need a crew of witnesses around him at all times so he wouldn’t be accused of rape, one patron of the MacDougal Street club told me.

“They cry rape because they want money,” said Rock, who added he won’t even hire a cleaning lady because he’s afraid of false accusations.

“I’ve seen him before and he was hysterical, but this wasn’t funny at all,” said one woman.

“Nobody was laughing. There were many boos and many women who were telling him he was a sexist pig. Two people got kicked out.”

NYC still has a few chances to see the Total Blackout tour: December 6, 7, and 8 at the Theater at MSG, and December 9 at Barclays Center (tickets).


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