Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian Chris Rock comes to Benedum Center on Tuesday 16th May 2017 for a three-night-stand on his Total Blackout Tour!
“I, Christopher Julius Rock, have an important announcement to make tonight,” Chris Rock said in a Facebook Live video. “Tonight I am announcing that I, Chris Rock, am going on tour. That’s right. The Total Blackout Tour is coming to your town in 2017. That’s right. 2017, Total Blackout Tour. World tour. First time in nine years. Haven’t done it in a while. Been a little busy. Writing Pootie Tang 3 and everything. But hey, it’s time.”
Chris Rock is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director, who rose to prominence in the 1990s as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, after starting his career working as a stand-up comic and appearing in small film roles. After the turn of the millennium, Rock went on to star in larger films such as: Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013) and Top Five (2014). Rock also starred in a host of popular comedy specials for HBO, and he developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009). Rock has hosted the Academy Awards twice: the 77th in 2005 and the 88th in 2016. He has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. Rock has been voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central, and was voted the ninth and eighth-greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007 and 2010, respectively.