As was expected, good guy Louis C.K. performed two Hurricane Sandy benefit shows at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island yesterday. And while Louis was fantastic as ever—and he raised over $150K for Sandy victims—the crowds were just as enthusiastic for his surprise guest opener: Chris Rock.
"What's up Staten Island? They still have the zoo here?" Chris Rock #thingsineverthoughtidhear
— mike spinella (@spins) November 18, 2012
"Cuz that's who lives on Staten Island. Cops and the Wu-Tang Clan. That's it." LADIES & GENTLEMEN, CHRIS ROCK IS IN THE HOUSE
— kate wadkins (@kwadkins) November 18, 2012
According to SI Live, "Rock gave Louis CK a ride from Manhattan to the Sandy benefit show at the St. George and the two decided that Rock would open for him." Judging by the numerous ecstatic Twitter reactions, people were really, really excited about that.
Holy shit. Chris Rock OPENING for Louis!!!!
— Jenna Stern (@JennaStern) November 18, 2012
YO CHRIS ROCK IS HERE #!!!
— kim (@paypals_) November 18, 2012
I CANNOT BELIEVE IM WATCHING CHRIS ROCK LIVE THIS IS GREAT
— YOUNG PAPI CHAMPAGNE (@_tmarcinak15) November 18, 2012
HOLY SHIT CHRIS ROCK IS HERE
— Lauren (@lekohari) November 18, 2012
CHRIS FUCKING ROCK HOLY SHIT
— Bernard Rebecchi (@bernardrebecchi) November 18, 2012
CHRIS ROCK IS OPENING FOR LOUIE CK HOLY SHIT.
— Steve Zimmer. (@z1mm3r) November 18, 2012
Holy shit Chris Rock just opened for Louis CK #bestnightever
— Blake Stimpson (@asapblakey) November 18, 2012
Wow. @louisck was absolutely amazing. Chris Rock did 20 to open. Some career-best material from both of them.
— Brian Alkerton (@alkerton) November 18, 2012
Seeing Louis CK was awesome. Seeing Louis CK with Chris Rock opening for him? Mindblowing.
— Daniel Bentley (@DJBentley) November 18, 2012
Sooo I just saw Chris Rock open for @louisck - you're jealous. That's what you get for knocking Staten Island.
— Nick Mendillo (@grevalt) November 18, 2012