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Review Of Chris Rock's Comedy Gig At The Hammersmith Apollo On September 6th, 2008

Pop Reports: Chris Rock at The Hammersmith Apollo

On Saturday night, I was lucky enough to score a pair of tickets to Chris Rock at The Hammersmith Apollo. Since the show was being taped live for HBO, Chris exuded more spirit on stage than ever before.

The Emmy-winning comedian, screenwriter, actor, producer and director gave a seamless performance that lasted well over an hour and didn't even let a hiccup like an audio power outage (that occurred just before he went onstage) affect him in the slightest.

He opened with a bit about the upcoming election in America and tirelessly joked about each of the Presidential candidates. This was followed by soliloquy (and ladies listen up) on what your guy is really thinking when he's in bed with you. In less lewd and crude topics, he delivered a flawless, side-splitting segment dedicated to the difference between a career and a job.

As always, Rock uses his own experiences throughout the show to keep things light and personal; a well played move that makes you like you're really getting to know him and, instead of laughing at him, you feel like you're chuckling hard with a friend.

If you're someone who's not easily offended by the incessant use of the "f" word or "n" word and if you don't mind gags about homosexuality, race, gender, sex, relationships, money and politics, then Chris will rock your world — two thumbs up!

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