Chris Rock Announces the ‘Black Plague’ Comedy Tour
Comedy legend Chris Rock has just announced that he’ll be launching a new standup comedy tour this fall, his first in six years. Rock made the announcement during a recent visit to The Tonight Show, where he talked with Jimmy Fallon about his upcoming stint hosting The BET Awards AND revealed for the first time his plans to bring his iconic brand of standup comedy back to the stage. Details are scant, but from what was said, we know that it will be called “The Black Plague Tour,” that it will start at the “end of October/November ” and may possibly be a global tour with Rock proclaiming he’ll be “spreading the Black Plague all over the world.” According to the SNL alum, the tour’s name was coined by Kanye West when the two were hanging out together. As of yet, there are no confirmed dates or locations.
Voted numerous times in different polls as one of the top ten funniest comedians of all time, Chris Rock first rose to prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. And while he’s worked in film (both in front of and behind the camera), it’s been Rock’s standup that’s gained him the most notoriety. His second HBO comedy special, 1996’s Bring the Pain, is a standup classic and earned Rock two Emmys. He’s since gone to release three comedy albums (his first came out in 1991), produce three more comedy specials, his own talk show on HBO and, for some reason, was hired to host the 2005 Oscars.
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