Chris Rock

Year after the slap, Chris Rock punches back in new special

The 58-year-old comedian on Saturday night performed his first stand-up special titled "Chris Rock: Selective Outrage" since last year’s Oscars.

Chris Rock to live-stream comedy special one year after Oscar slap

 Comedian Chris Rock will live-stream a comedy special on Netflix in March next year, almost exactly a year after he was slapped on stage at the Oscars by actor Will Smith. Chris Rock: Selective Outrage – the first comedy special that the platform will live-stream in a global event – will premiere on March 4.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscars in 2023

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2023 Oscars ceremony, organizers said on Monday.

Will Smith says he reached out to Chris Rock in new apology video

Will Smith has again apologised to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready.

‘Believe all women, except Amber Heard’, says Chris Rock during recent performance

Comedian Chris Rock slyly offered his take on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s much-publicised defamation case, during a recent performance.

Baseless reports about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett lead to divorce rumours

Hollywood actor Will Smith had made headlines when he slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards on March 27, 2022. Rock commented on Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett's hair, calling her “G.I. Jane,” which prompted the "King Richard" actor to go on stage and slap him.

‘Was that Will Smith?’: Chris Rock jokes after Dave Chappelle attacked on stage

After Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage in Los Angeles by an audience member last night (May 3, 2022), Chris Rock delivered a Will Smith joke, reports The Independent UK.

OPINION / Are we going to stop watching Will Smith movies?

Not the first time a celebrity overstepped boundaries.

The Slap: When toxic masculinity becomes the language of love

Why is a man seen as the default protector to a woman? Why do we believe that a woman cannot protect herself—let alone decide when she does or does not require protection?

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

Oscars host rapped over Asian joke

US comedian Chris Rock has been criticised for a joke he made while hosting the Oscars ceremony, at the expense of Asian-Americans.

February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016

'Spotlight' wins top Oscar prize on night of racial critique

Catholic Church abuse movie "Spotlight" is named best picture, the top award at Oscar ceremony, after an evening peppered with pointed punchlines from host Chris Rock about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has dominated the industry.

January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

Chris Rock rewriting Oscar monologue

Chris Rock is still on board to host the Oscars this year despite calls for him to join the boycott protesting the Academy's lack of diversity.

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