1.0 out of 5 stars
Couldn't have crossed more lines if he tried, Jan. 17 2004
Usually I like controversial artists. But after viewing Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker (as well as other movies he has "acted" in and skits on Saturday Night Live), I feel it inappropriate to call Chris Rock an "artist". I would classify him as a "wannabe". Chris wants to be funny. Jokes about how the Jerry Lewis telethon is a scam are supposed to be humorous. Telling Jerry to "make a cripple puppet out of them or somethin'" is the Chris Rock version of comedy. Suggesting that Robitussin is the cure for child sexual abuse is not really all that clever, it's downright ignorant. In this special, following the pattern of his other "comic" appearances, Chris Rock presents himself as the epitamy of arrogance, a man who believes that comedy is built primarily around profanity and not intelligent satirical ideas.