A report on Chris Rock

Rock in 2014
Rock in 1995
Rock performing in 2017
Cameron Diaz and Rock in 2012 at the premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting

American stand-up comedian, actor, and filmmaker.

- Chris Rock
Rock in 2014

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Saturday Night Live

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American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

Current logo since September 27, 2014
The original 1975 cast, from left to right: Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, and Chevy Chase
Showrunner Lorne Michaels
Comcast Building (30 Rockefeller Plaza, or "30 Rock") from which the show is broadcast
SNLs main stage, during rehearsal, 2008
Lorne Michaels and the cast of Saturday Night Live at the 68th Annual Peabody Awards for Political Satire 2008
Sinéad O'Connor tears a picture of Pope John Paul II apart during a live SNL performance

As of Season 47, SNL has featured 159 cast members including, besides the above-mentioned players, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Will Forte, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tracy Morgan, Chris Parnell, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, and many others.

Murphy at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

Eddie Murphy

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American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer.

American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer.

Murphy at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Murphy in 1988
Murphy's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Comedians who cite Murphy as influencing them include Russell Brand, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.

C.K. at the 2012 Time gala

Louis C.K.

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American stand-up comedian, screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker.

American stand-up comedian, screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker.

C.K. at the 2012 Time gala
C.K. at the 2012 Time gala
Louis C.K. performing in Kuwait, December 2008
Louis C.K. speaking in Montreal, July 29, 2011
C.K. at the Peabody Awards
Joan Rivers and C.K. in Louie
Timothy Simons, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Al Franken, Louis C.K., and Pamela Adlon at the Peabody Awards in 2017

C.K. began his career in the 1990s writing for comedians including David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock, and Saturday Night Live.

Seinfeld in 2016

Jerry Seinfeld

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American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

Seinfeld in 2016
Seinfeld at the 44th Primetime Emmy Awards in 1992
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Seinfeld tapping on the Oval Office windows of The White House with President Barack Obama in 2015
Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld in 2010
Seinfeld's most common car acquisitions involve Porsche.

Seinfeld also launched a personal archives website at JerrySeinfeld.com and appeared in the HBO special Talking Funny with fellow comedians Chris Rock, Louis C.K., and Ricky Gervais in the same year.

Sandler in 2017

Adam Sandler

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American comedian, actor, and filmmaker.

American comedian, actor, and filmmaker.

Sandler in 2017
Sandler at 2002 Cannes Film Festival
Sandler at a press conference for Click in 2005
Sandler in Berlin in 2009
Sandler's handprints and shoeprints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, 2008
Sandler at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, for the premiere of Men, Women and Children
Sandler being interviewed in 2018
Sandler with his two daughters, Sunny and Sadie, in February 2011, at a ceremony for receiving a star on the.

Actors who frequently appear in Sandler films include David Spade, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, John Turturro, Peter Dante, Allen Covert, Jonathan Loughran, and Jon Lovitz.

Ross Bagdasarian Sr. was the first recipient of the award.

Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album

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Presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement in comedy."

Presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement in comedy."

Ross Bagdasarian Sr. was the first recipient of the award.
Bill Cosby holds the record of most wins in the category with seven, six of them being consecutive from 1965 to 1970.
Five-time winner George Carlin holds the record of most nominations for the award with sixteen.
Five-time winner Richard Pryor.
1986 winner Whoopi Goldberg.
Two-time winner Steve Martin.
Four-time winner Robin Williams.
Three-time winner "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Four-time winner Peter Schickele.
Three-time winner Chris Rock.
Two-time winner Lewis Black.
Three-time winner Louis C.K.
2014 winner Kathy Griffin.
Three-time winner Dave Chappelle.
2021 winner Tiffany Haddish.

Chris Rock

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Grown Ups (film)

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Theatrical release poster

Grown Ups is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, written by Adam Sandler and Fred Wolf, and is produced by Jack Giarraputo and Sandler who stars in the film along with Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph.

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94th Academy Awards

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The 94th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022, by presenting Academy Awards to the winners.

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022, by presenting Academy Awards to the winners.

Official poster
Jane Campion, Best Director winner
Will Smith, Best Actor winner
Jessica Chastain, Best Actress winner
Troy Kotsur, Best Supporting Actor winner
Ariana DeBose, Best Supporting Actress winner
Kenneth Branagh, Best Original Screenplay winner
Sian Heder, Best Adapted Screenplay winner
Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Best International Feature Film winner
Questlove, Best Documentary Feature co-winner
Riz Ahmed, Best Live Action Short Film co-winner
Hans Zimmer, Best Original Score winner
Billie Eilish (left) and Finneas O'Connell (right), Best Original Song winners
The Dolby Theatre, where the ceremony took place.

The ceremony also drew several controversies, most notably an incident in which actor Will Smith walked onstage, and slapped actor and comedian Chris Rock on the face after Rock made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Schneider at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2019

Rob Schneider

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American actor, comedian, and screenwriter.

American actor, comedian, and screenwriter.

Schneider at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2019
Schneider in November 2001

Schneider is featured in the video release The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live, along with colleagues Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Chris Farley.

Carlin in 1975

George Carlin

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American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic.

American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic.

Carlin in 1975
Carlin (right) with singer Buddy Greco in 1967
Carlin performing on This Is Tom Jones in 1969
Carlin performing in the 1970s
Carlin at a book signing for Brain Droppings at Barnes & Noble in 2004
Carlin in April 2008
George Carlin Way
A dedication from the Laugh Factory two days after Carlin died

Comedians who have claimed Carlin as an influence include Adam Ferrara, Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Lewis Black, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Patrice O'Neal, Colin Quinn, Steven Wright, Mitch Hedberg, Russell Peters, Bo Burnham, Jay Leno, Ben Stiller, Kevin Smith, Chris Rush, Rob McElhenney, and Jim Jefferies.