I got a few good laughs, but not nearly as many as I was expecting. It was a bit preachy in the first half, and he repeated himself one too many times on quite a few of the jokes. He came out the gate with an energy that didn't feel quite like him, and it took a little while for him to settle in.
I appreciated a lot of the things he was saying, and it was cool to hear about his family life a bit. But I was expecting more substance and more laughs, especially compared to his past specials. The best material he had was about the Will Smith slap (as you'd expect) and he saved it until the very end. It felt like the first half of the special was throwaway jokes, the third quarter was what the first half should've been, and the last quarter was the Will Smith content everyone was there for. Not bad, but not quite the comedy special I was looking for.
Reviewed by cherylkyrandia8 / 10
Lets be real, I think everyone tuned in for his commentary about the infamous slap he endured. But the other jokes featured in this Netflix special are pretty solid as well. I wouldn't say I've historically been a Chris Rock fan but this special has made me want to go back and check his other stuff out. And without giving anything away, he does a fine job at balancing humour and giving his side of the story (and getting some revenge) in his commentary about Will Smith. You might need to read up a bit on the event itself to appreciate that segment of the special (if you've been living under a rock ...pun not intended).
Reviewed by SimoCummings8 / 10
Chris Rock is Funny!!
I enjoyed this so much.. Chris is so funny and he touches on all the issues that some get so het up about..! Racism, abortion, Republicans, Megan Markle and The Kardashians.. as well as the now infamous incident at the Academy Awards with actor Will Smith. Crushed it! ....
Some good laugh out loud moments ..
But if you're the type of person who is defensive on all of the above .. don't watch it.. ???
This was well done a true masterpiece of truthful comedy. The only issue I would say is this is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 as there is a lot of swearing and topics of sex. Sex is openly discussed with no filter so it's a purely adult content comedy show.