by Jessica Warzeniak
If you were never exposed to Chris Rock before, then you either don’t have cable or are living under, well, a rock. Chris used his wit to entertain us on Saturday Night Live, In Living Color, HBO, Comedy Central, and numerous movies. He even infiltrated the kids market, as the voice of Marty, the zebra, in “Madagascar” and Mooseblood the Mosquito in “Bee Movie.” Once again, he had us laughing until our bellies hurt when he performed to a packed audience at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, August 16.
Chris was his usual, controversial self – making light of such heavy topics as politics and racial issues. He also explained two very important phenomena.
The first being that it doesn’t matter what words are used (especially his favorite “n-word”), but the c-o-n-t-e-x-t in which the word is said, citing specific examples. His answer to “Can white people use the n-word?” was “not really.”
The second was the difference between men and women. “Women cannot go backwards in lifestyle,” Chris explains, “and men cannot go backwards sexually.” Meaning that once we have a good experience with a past partner, we won’t accept anything less with the next.