Chris Rock’s monologue, highlights from hosting the 2014 BET Awards

Notable and newsworthy as much because Chris Rock hasn’t performed much stand-up comedy on TV in recent years, and because this should excite you even more about the prospects of Rock’s upcoming stand-up tour this fall.

Rock hosted the 2014 BET Awards last night.

Here are the highlights from his opening monologue, which included nods to Solange and Jay-Z, Dr. Dre’s $3 billion deal for Beats, Oprah, Scandal, the ubiquity of Kevin Hart, civil rights movies, and Donald Sterling.

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Here are a couple of other highlights of Chris Rock’s hosting gig with the BET Awards.

Joining the cast of The Game?

Taking a bath with Gabrielle Union?

Unaired award categories?

And treating the audience to chicken and waffles?

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