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Chris Rock’s First Stand-Up Special in 10 Years Is Out Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Chris Rock’s new stand-up special premieres on Netflix. It’s called Tamborine, and you can watch a teaser for it below. It marks Rock’s first special since Kill the Messenger, which arrived in 2008. Last year, Rock embarked on his first headlining tour in nine years. In addition, performed at Dave Chappelle’s Brooklyn residency, which also featured appearances from Childish ...

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Dick Gregory, Stand-Up Comedian and Activist, Dies at 84

Gregory, born Oct. 12, 1932, appeared in many late-night TV shows in the ’60s and ’70s and was a civil rights activist for most of his life. One of his  big breaks came in 1960 when Hugh Hefner invited him to perform at the Playboy Lounge in Chicago. Throughout his career, the comedian tried to include powerful statements about segregation ...

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