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Chris Rock was born on February 7, 1965.

Being an American comedian, writer, actor, producer, and filmmaker, Chris Rock is also a director. He never misses an opportunity to address delicate matters and highlight their comedic sides since he is hilarious.

Chris was up in a rough neighborhood of Brooklyn and went to a public school. As a result, he experienced discrimination frequently, a societal issue that significantly impacted his comedy work.

Before Eddie Murphy came across him, the comic performed in small clubs. Since then, Rock's career has expanded, and he has gained more notoriety after being cast as a 'Saturday Night Live' member.

The comedian developed and narrated the sitcom 'Everybody Hates Chris' because he had nothing to hide and a ton of stories about his upbringing to share. 'Everybody Hates Chris' was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the top 10 television programs of 2007 for being inventive and humorous.

Rock's themes frequently touch on matters of family, celebrities, romance, politics, music, random crazy events, and American racial relations. Despite not being strictly autobiographical, a large portion of Rock's comedic perspective appears to have its roots in his adolescent years. His strict parents sent him to a high school in Bensonhurst.

Since he was a little child, Chris Rock has been a devoted supporter of the New York Mets baseball team. During a 2011 David Letterman interview, he bemoaned that his crew “had no money.”

Rock has acknowledged that his paternal preacher grandfather Allen Rock's stage presence had an impact on him. Dick Gregory, Redd Foxx, Flip Wilson, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Mort Sahl, Pigmeat Markham, Bill Maher, Woody Allen, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Sam Kinison, and Rodney Dangerfield are among the comedians Rock has been influenced by.

Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Christian Finnegan, Kevin Hart, band Trevor Noah are some of the comedians who have said that Rock has had a great influence on their lives and careers.


Famous Chris Rock Quotes

Being a brilliant movie actor and an excellent comedian, these famous Chris Rock quotes will greatly entertain you!

“Aw, man, they gave ’em the Oscar on stage. Next, they’re gonna give the Oscars in the parking lot. It’ll be like a drive-through Oscar lane. You get an Oscar and a McFlurry and keep on moving.”

“Daddy pays for the water, daddy pays for the gas, daddy pays for the electricity, and if daddy didn’t pay for the electricity, he’d pay for the candle on your nightstand, so you can study for the big test tomorrow.”

“You can only offend me if you mean something to me.”

“Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn’t even the star of his own Halloween special.”

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."

"When I hear people talk about juggling or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy because ‘sacrifice‘ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children."

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."

"You are in a competition… Every room you’re in, you’re competing with the people that played that room and you have to be at least as good as the other people that played that room."

“I’ve seen women who don’t have great relationships with their dads, and it all comes down to this: You have to tell girls you love them every day.”

"No matter what happens or how difficult things become, you will eventually feel better."

"Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options."

"We got a justice system for rich, for poor, for black, for white. We live in a country where two people can do the exact same crime in the exact same place at the exact same time and get a different sentence."

"Anyone who makes up their mind about an issue before they hear the issue is a fool."

"Everything’s funny — in the right context and done by the right person."

“We were so poor my daddy unplugged the clocks when we went to bed.”

“I literally don’t know what I’m going to do next. That’s successful.”

Funny Chris Rock Quotes

Rock gained respect and stirred up controversy with his unfiltered humor and unrestrained personality. Chris is known for delivering truth bombs, because he does so in a funny way, it seems like everyone actually likes him. Here are some funny quotes from Chris Rock to lighten up your day.

“I’m a nerd. I’m a little guy…the last guy you’d expect in a romantic movie.”

“Pretty girls have problems too.”

“If you properly clean a room, it gets dirtier before it gets cleaner.”

“Hollywood’s just not funny.”

Chris Rock Quotes On Success

Rock has hosted the Academy Awards, in 2005, 2016, and 2022 Awards. Out of 19 nominations for his tv show roles, he has received four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards for the best comedy albums. On Comedy Central's selection of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time, Rock came in at number five. In addition, he came in at number five on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 stand-up comedians ever. Success can get learned from someone who has seen the hardships, hence these quotes on success will motivate you to push yourself even more.

“I want my name to be a brand in comedy. I hope my name stands for comedic excellence.”

"Only dumb people try to impress smart people. Smart people just do what they do."

“If your work is so smart that only smart people get it, it’s not that smart.”

"Comedy is the blues for people who can’t sing."

"People are always going to, you know, find something wrong with people who are not the exact same as them. That’s just what it is. Black, white, short, tall, religions, whatever. People are bad."

"I used to work at McDonald’s making minimum wage. You know what that means when someone pays you minimum wage? You know what your boss was trying to say? ‘Hey if I could pay you less, I would, but it’s against the law.'"

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

“I think my best work is when I’m kind of in charge.”

“Funny is only something that others know about you — you can’t be funny by yourself.”

“No matter what happens or how difficult things become, you will eventually feel better.”

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

“Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.”

“You get what you pay for.”


(These Chris rock quotes are a perfect combination of sarcasm and seriousness)

Chris Rock Quotes On Marriage

Marriage is a beautiful relationship in someone's life that requires some sacrifice as well, and these quotes from Chris Rock will give you a deeper insight into it.

"A sense of humor is great – it goes a long way in a marriage.”

“One of my daughters told me the other day, ‘Kevin Hart is funnier than you, Daddy.’ I told her, ‘Does Kevin Hart make you pancakes?’”

“The key to staying together is making sure you guys like each other and need each other.”

“You can be married and bored, or single and lonely. Ain’t no happiness nowhere.”

“Only married people understand you can be miserable and happy at the same time.”

“Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep.”

"Every man has to settle down eventually. You know why you gotta settle down eventually? Because you don’t want to be the old guy in the club."

“Now that I have children, I realize taking care of my children is more fun than anything in the whole world.”

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