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Bigger & Blacker

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Bigger & Blacker

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Chris Rock
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

On 1997’s Grammy-winning Roll With the New, Brooklyn’s equal-opportunity offender came out swinging as the rawest stand-up satirist since Richard Pryor. But Bigger & Blacker is a mixed bag. While his live material is bluer (and more pants-wettingly hilarious) than an old-school Redd Foxx party record, Rock’s half-baked novelty skits (like ”Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Words of Wisdom”) are just filler. Still, for his dead-on riffs on the Trenchcoat Mafia and the NYPD alone, you’ll be willing to cut him all the slack in the world. B