His material often draws on race relations from an African American perspective. Though most of his jokes are African American orientated he has been critical of the black community and supportive of better race relations. His wife runs an organization that helps women who have stopped receiving welfare and begun to start working. In 2005 and 2016, he hosted the Oscars.
He starred in "I Think I Love My Wife", about an black investment banker who commutes from Westchester to Manattatan. When he's tempted by an old girlfriend, Rock breaks the mold, by not giving in to the temptation.
Rock supports Gun control.