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Chris Rock

Chris Rock is an American comedian who first came to prominence on Saturday Night Live.

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 Manhattan. When he's tempted by an old girlfriend, Rock breaks the mold, by not giving in to the temptation.

Rock supports Gun control.

During the televised -- but having only a fraction of the viewership it once had -- Academy Awards ceremony in 2022, Chris Rock made a distasteful joke about the wife of best-actor-winner Will Smith, as both sat in the audience. Will Smith, genuinely offended, went chivalrously onstage and slapped Chris Rock. Despite how Hollywood repeatedly profits by depicting such chivalry in films, it shockingly banned Smith for a decade from its ceremony.