Chris Rock Admits Addiction & Infidelity In A Stand-Up Special That’s Just Released (Video)
Overnight, Chris Rock released Tamborine. The Netflix-backed stand-up special is Rock’s first long-form Comedy project since 2008’s Kill The Messenger. This release came without announcement, six weeks after two specials from Dave Chappelle.
In his latest special, Rock admits marriage infidelity, as well as the damaging effects of his pornography addiction. “I was not a good husband. I was f*cked-up,” states the 53-year-old Grammy Award winner in the special’s second-half. “I was addicted to porn. I know, billion-dollar industry, just me, right?” He jokes, sarcastically implying he’s one of the many. “I was addicted to porn and, you know, I was 15 minutes late everywhere,” Rock details. “When you watch too much porn, you know what happens? Here’s what happens: you become sexually autistic. You develop sexual autism. You have a hard time with eye contact and verbal cues.” In his act, the comedian elaborates, “What happens when you watch too much porn is you get desensitized. When you start watching porn, any porn will do. ‘Ah, they’re naked. Woo-hoo.’ Then, later on, you’re all f*cked-up. And you need is a perfect porn cocktail to get you off. I was so f*cked-up, I need an Asian girl with a Black girl’s ass that speaks Spanish just to get my d*ck to move an inch. I’m a lot better now.”
Chris Rock’s 18-year marriage with Malaak Compton-Rock ended in 2014. Divorce finalized two years later. Like peer Kevin Hart, Chris Rock opens up about infidelity. “I’m a f*ckin’ asshole, man; I didn’t listen. I wasn’t kind. I cheated,” Rock says into the microphone. “Yeah, I’m serious. I’m not bragging. I’d go on the road, end up sleeping with three different women. It’s f*cked-up. When guys cheat, we want something new. But then your woman finds out, and now she’s new. She’s never the same again. So, now you got new, but you got bad new. You got bad f*ckin’ new, man.”
Outside of his addictions and marriage, Chris addresses police brutality and racism. “You would think that the cops would occasionally shoot a white kid, just to make it look good,” he says from the stage, before joking at a #Justice4Chad campaign. He moves to bits on bullying, Donald Trump’s Presidency, and more marital insights. The special’s title plays to the tambourine player in a band, rarely the focal point. Meanwhile, the SNL alum alleges that marriage and family are bands with a shifting front-person.
Last year, Chris Rock appeared alongside Dave Chappelle during several stand-up dates. He will star opposite Adam Sandler in their fellow SNL alum Robert Smigel’s 2018 film, The Week Of.