Chris Rock, the three-time Emmy Award-winner, comedian, actor, and host of HBO's acclaimed The Chris Show, stars in his fourth solo stand up special for HBO, Chris Rock: Never Scared. Featuring his unique, insightful, and ... more »hilarious views on a host of social, political and, celebrity issues, Rock confirms his stature as the leading comic of our time. Filmed at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., this is a must have for any fan of great comedy.« less
This was a hilarious DVD! Of course, there are plenty of 4-letter words, but Chris Rock is too funny. My adult son enjoyed it as well.
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Almost Too True To Be Funny
Dean Anderson | New York, New York | 09/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Chris Rock - Never Scared is the fourth time he has appeared in an HBO special. It's a very unique comic performance. Filmed at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, the show starts off slowly, with Rock doing material about strippers and rap music that really is more nasty than funny.
But he quickly gets back to the hilarity when talking about Michael Jackson and the King Of Pop's relatives, as well as NBA baller Kobe Bryant and RNB star R. Kelly. The laughs come fast and furious through the middle of the show in a big, big way!
However, the surprise comes in the second half when the concert changes again, and this is where the routine becomes almost too true to be funny. Rock prowls the stage and talks of some very serious topics from some very intriguing angles. He's almost preaching a sermon when speaking of the difference between "rich" and "wealth." His points about marriage and Affirmative Action could be put in a Sociology textbook! It's simply brilliant and razor sharp commentary.
Rock claims his place as the top stand up in the country with this performance. As an extra treat, you get to see Rock's first HBO special, included as a bonus.
It's a must see. Highly Recommended!"
Chris Rock's best yet!
J. G Hobbs | Franklin NE | 09/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know how he does it, but Chris Rock has a way of turning the average bits and pieces of all our lives into something absolutely too funny for words! I will never understand how I can like someone so politically opposite me, yet I do! Chris Rock rocks 'em with this special!"
Best stand up I've ever watched
Amina Zeinu | 08/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have never really watched any of Chris Rock's stand up's, but when I rented "never scared," I thought it was the funniest stand up I've ever seen. Chris Rock is really funny in this, and what I like is that he makes so much sense when he's talking about politics, or pretty much anything that affects us in our every day lives. I've read some of the review's that some people wrote, thinking that some of the things that Chris Rock says about white people seem to be prejudice. I didn't think that at all, and neither did my mom (who's white), and who loved it. I asked her after we watched it, if she was offended by any of the stuff he was saying when he started mentioning race, and she said she wasn't. The way I look at is, Chris Rock is a very intelligent person, who's just speaking the truth about history, and how there still is racism out there. The whole show isn't about race, he talks about other issues too that make all of us think, politics, war, drugs and other things. He's serious when he talks about this stuff, but he also does it in a way that will make you laugh. Overall he's a real funny, smart person. I reccomend watching this, watch it with your friends, or with some people in your family, maybe it will make them think about certain things, and of course also laugh. Some people who've watched this say "Oh it's not like "Bigger and Blacker," or it's not like "Bring the pain,", yah, because it's different. Obvioulsy anytime Chris Rock comes out with a new stand up, it's going to be different from his others. I don't think some people understand that when you get older and you're a comedian, you're not going to keep writing about the same stuff all the time, it's going to be different each time. No matter what, I think his stand ups will always be funny. Also, the people out there who are offended by his race jokes, when he's talking about white people, you guys need to chill out. Do you actually think that he's going to stand up there and put down white people, when he knows that he has fans that are white? get real. He's just speaking the truth about certain things, maybe the people who don't like what he's saying about how there still is racisim out there, are afraid to hear it. Alot of us have a little bit of prejudice in us, and Chris Rock just tells it like it is. Overall, I really liked this stand up of his, and I recommend wathching it. Two thumbs up!"
It's funny cause it's true....
Erin C. Petty | dallas, tx | 01/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was hilarious. I am glad that some people were outraged and offended because the truth hurts. The bit where he talks about only white people being able to profit from pain was an incredibly keen observation that was hilarious (could you imagine if jerri curl having blacks actually invented and sold cigarettes..one of the most lethal products on the market? The villafication of the black race would be enormous). The man is genius."
Never Scared - EXCELLENT
Summersun | London | 12/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Did Chris Rock make me laugh? - ah-hell yes!!! I never felt he ran out of material - he didn't dwell - he didn't rely on the "default" of sexual content to carry him. He just made me laugh. The fact that he always seems to have sharp insight into what he is talking about makes it all the more better. I loved it and I hope he comes out with more"