Chris Rock cannot believe what people consider a prank these days

Chris Rock just got back from South Africa, and cannot believe the way he was punked there last weekend. Particularly after having to deal with too much craziness with Anthony Pellicano and his trial earlier this year, these punks had the nerve to accuse Rock of statutory rape? Rock popped into the Comedy Cellar for a surprise set late Wednesday night, and he asked the audience, that’s what people consider a practical joke these days? "Next week, they have a new show…’You Got AIDS!’" he quipped.

Rock then riffed for about a half-hour about Barack Obama and the presidential campaign. His tour has returned to the U.S., where you can see him next on the main stage Friday at Bonnaroo (where he’s followed by Metallica?!), then two shows in Boston on Saturday.

Sean L. McCarthy

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