June 11th, 2012 by edsel
Irreverent comedian Chris Rock took full advantage of Matt Lauer making a poor choice of words to roast Chris Brown for assaulting Rihanna.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, Chris Rock dropped by ‘Today Show Thursday’ to promote his new movie, ‘Madagascar 3.’ The show had just come back from a commercial when Lauer commented on the lovely New York City weather. The ‘Today’ host then segued into a comment about rapper Brown’s upcoming Friday concert.
“We’re hoping the same kind of weather hits us tomorrow,” Matt Lauer innocently said, “When we’ve got Chris Brown out on the plaza.”
Chris Rock did not let the chance to crack a domestic violence joke slip away. “Did you say you hope the same weather HITS you?” Rock clarified.
Matt Lauer immediately realized his problematic choice of word with regard to Chris Brown. “Should we fix that one for the West Coast?” he jokingly asked.
“I hope some weather doesn’t SMACK us upside the head,” Chris Rock stated. He referred to Brown’s domestic assault conviction in 2008, when Chris Brown beat up then-girlfriend Rihanna.
The crew of ‘Today Show Thursday’ failed to keep themselves from laughing at the expense of Chris Brown… despite the fact that Brown was going to be their guest on Friday. ‘Today’ weatherman Al Roker, for one, swayed in his seat from laughter. ’Sesame Street’ star Elmo -there to talk about the London Olympics- responded that he’ll try to “make it wholesome.”
According to The Huffington Post, Chris Rock never held back during live broadcasts if he thought a joke was funny. His commentary had previously drawn the ire of Sean Penn, Jay Leno, and several voice actors.
However, Chris Brown is probably considered to be an acceptable target. The Huffington Post noted that this year’s Grammy Awards recently received enormous criticism for heavily featuring Brown, a man did not apologize for -and in fact apparently defended- his previous history of violence.
March 16th, 2012 by faye
Comedian Chris Rock got his temper way out of hand after he reportedly attacked a conservative author’s camera in January when the author tried to ask him about his controversial stance on the Tea Party.
Jason Mattera, the author of the new book “Hollywood Hypocrites” which takes aim at liberal celebrities who have supported President Barack Obama, decided to ask actor Chris Rock a question. In a video clip attached to his promotion of the book, Mattera approaches comedian Rock and asks him about his derisive comments about the Tea Party and racism. Jason Mattera asks Chris Rock, “When you said the Tea Party was insane and racist …” but before he could finish the question, the actor tried to walk away. The video takes a bizarre turn when 47-year-old Rock suddenly turned around when he saw his path was blocked, then “attacked” the camera of Jason Mattera and wrestled it to the ground, recording his interaction with the author.
The question of author Jason Mattera was referencing comments Chris Rock made in an interview with Esquire Magazine last year. Rock said, “When I see the Tea Party and all this stuff, it actually feels like racism’s almost over. Because this is the last — this is the act up before the sleep,” ”They’re going crazy. They’re insane. You want to get rid of them — and the next thing you know, they’re f—— knocked out.”
A rep for Chris Rock says the actor’s attorney is looking into the video.
Watch the video of Chris Rock attacking the camera of Jason Mattera here.