Chris Rock

Safety and Anti-Harassment Comedians’ Charter Launched at Edinburgh Fringe

British performing arts union Equity have launched a Comedians’ Charter at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The charter details a range of policies that aim to improve the lives…

Will Smith, Gamer Guy, Shuts Off Twitter DMs After People Confuse Him (Again) With the Actor

The Twitterverse, once again, has targeted the wrong Will Smith. Will Smith, the famous actor who slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars this year, issued a new apology…

Why Apple Should Release Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ This Year (Column)

“Have no fear of perfection — you’ll never reach it.” A quote by Spanish artist Salvador Dalí feels appropriate when discussing the apprehension about releasing the Will Smith-starrer…

Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock: ‘I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of s–t’

“I’m human and I made a mistake and I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of s–t.”

A Guide to Guy Oseary, Variety’s 2022 Music Mogul of the Year

Guy Oseary’s universe thrums with activity as a cross section of talent traverses music, film, TV, art and tech. It’s why Variety has named him 2022’s Music Mogul…

Chris Rock Says ‘I Am Not a Victim’ After Will Smith Slap: ‘I Shook That S— Off’

In his most direct response yet, Chris Rock addressed the now-infamous Will Smith slap during a recent comedy show at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. (via…

Chris Rock sets record straight on Will Smith Oscars slap: ‘I’m not a victim’

“Yeah, that s–t hurt, motherf–ker — but I shook that s–t off and went to work the next day,” Rock declared at show with Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart.

Dave Chappelle appears as surprise opener at Chris Rock-Kevin Hart MSG show

Dave Chappelle appeared as a surprise warm-up act at Chris Rock and Kevin Hart’s packed Madison Square Garden show Saturday night.

Dave Chappelle Surprise Opens for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart at Madison Square Garden Days After Canceled Minneapolis Show

Dave Chappelle made a surprise appearance at Madison Square Garden Saturday evening, performing a set for more than 20 minutes to open for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart.…

Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival Honors Amy Schumer, Hasan Minhaj

Each year, Just for Laughs in Montreal hosts the Just for Laughs Awards Show, recognizing breakthroughs and icons in the comedy world. This year’s ceremony will be held…

Dave Chappelle show canceled by ‘woke’ theater, changes venue at last minute

“We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we let you down,” Minneapolis’ First Avenue concert venue said of the cancellation.

Mo’Nique lands Netflix special, ending long money feud: ‘Can y’all believe this s–t?’

She’s also reuniting with “Precious” filmmaker Lee Daniels to make a movie after a years-long disagreement.