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Reasons why Gothamist is sad to have missed Chris Rock's comedy show (playing through early next week, but sold out, natch, at MSG), after reading Kelefa Sanneh's review :
– "If you're black, America is like the uncle that paid your way through college but molested you."
– On Roy Horn being mauled: "That tiger didn't go crazy. That tiger went tiger."
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Chris Rock and the Weitz Brothers' take on Heaven Can Wait (which was a remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan), Down to Earth, is actually better than most would think; Wanda Sykes and Jennifer Coolidge (the MILF from American Pie) costar. And check out Rock's directorial debut, Head of State, which has Bernie Mac, Stephanie March, Dylan Baker, and Lynn Whitfield.

And Chris Rock was brilliant at last year's MTV Video Music Awards.