It was a crazy night for Hollywood and for the world. What took place on the stage of the Academy Awards just a few hours ago will surely go down in history as one of the most infamous moments. But let’s not delve into what happened. Instead, why not check out a stand-up by Chris Rock that deals with a lot more jokes like the one he made on the stage but with much less drama, to say the least.
Chris Rock: Tamborine
In his Netflix special Tamborine (that’s the name, not a typo), Chris covers a lot of different topics and jokes about them. He takes a dig on politics, race, bullying, and relationship, with a special focus on infidelity.
The self-analysis of his previous relationship with his ex-wife and how their marriage came to a divorce serves as the highlight of the special.
Rock speaks at length on the slow dissolution of his marriage and the acrimony of divorce in the special’s best scene, which may be one of a handful of his body of work’s defining moments. He spreads his zingers out a little more, allowing him to talk with unprecedented vulnerability and openness.
He admits to cheating on three occasions and that when his time came, he didn’t play the supportive spouse role. There is rage, primarily aimed internally in these minutes, but the overarching tone is one of optimistic redemption.
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“It’s f—ed up,” he says. “When guys cheat, it’s like we want something new. But then you know what happens? Your woman finds out, and now she’s new — she is never the same again. So now you have new, but you have a bad new,” says the comedian in his first stand-up special in almost a decade.
Where to watch the special?
As the special is a Netflix Original it is only available on Netflix and not on any other streaming platform. After what happened at the Oscars, Chris is going to be in the news for a long time now. So this is probably the best time to know the comedian and his body of work.
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Chris Rock: Tamborine is streaming on Netflix.