Refusing To Pass The Torch?
HSK Exclusive – Eddie Murphy may have once opened the door for Chris Rock, but the ‘Bigger and Blacker’ comedian seems to refuse to do the same for the funny brothers rising after him.
That’s because a recent Vanity Fair interview not only revealed Rock believes comedy’s current leading stand-up comedians are Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres WTF?!? — he also didn’t even mention Katt Williams, Kevin Hart or Mike Epps…let alone Eddie Murphy.
Now, it’s apparent Chris Rock is either brown-nosing, selling out, or just plain jealous of the fresh new talent. Know why? Because in his own words, “the previous generation’s comics were better because they had to make everybody laugh“.
Here’s what Chris Rock had to say to Vanity Fair, after being asked “do you think comedians are better now?”:
“Hell f*ckin’ no. Show me one guy or woman as funny as Rodney Dangerfield or as good as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, or Joan Rivers.
There are a lot of good comics out there, no doubt, but as far as the quality of the comics goes, I think what you have is a bunch of situational comics. What we have now is black comics that work only black crowds, gay comics that do only gay crowds, and southern comics that only work down South, and so on with Asian, Latino, Indian, midgets, etc.
The previous generation’s comics were better because they had to make everybody laugh. Richard Pryor could do The Ed Sullivan Show and play the Apollo. Seinfeld can work any crowd. Ellen can work any crowd. Lopez can work any crowd. And a few more, but the rest of them are just situational comics.”
I’ve taken the time to take in an Ellen DeGeneres stand-up, and I came to the conclusion she made her money solely because of her Hollywood connections.
As for Jerry Seinfeld, he’s paid because of his hit television show (which lays on the backbone of one certified FUNNY man, Larry David) — as for his stand-up routine, well his jokes are just like Ellen’s – BORING.
With that said, why did Chris Rock fail to mention Katt Williams, Kevin Hart or Mike Epps? I know why — because Chris Rock is an ass-kissing Negro who only picks on people from his own race, and is afraid to openly admit HIS Hollywood friends, dubbed ‘funny people’, suck ass! Don’t believe me.. Ask Tracy Morgan.