Chris Rock’s new standup special, “Kill the Messenger,” debuted last night on HBO. I had seen him perform most of this material in L.A. five months ago... and it didn’t blow me away then.
So rather than rehash that, let me tell you about Chris’s younger brother, Tony Rock, who is making moves of his own in the comedy world.
I’ve seen Tony’s name on comedy-club marquees the past couple of years, but I never got around to checking him out.
On YouTube you can see his 2006 appearance on “Def Comedy Jam.” I’ve embedded that clip below.
As you might guess, Tony Rock isn’t in the same league as his big brother. Watching that 7-minute “Def Comedy” clip, I smiled twice, didn’t laugh at all, and spotted one borderline steal from Dave Chappelle (regarding the deliciousness of chicken).
Also embedded below is a teaser clip for Tony’s upcoming series on MyNetworkTV, “The Tony Rock Project.”
If anybody has seen him live onstage, please let me know what you think of him.