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Chris Rock

Chris Rock-2016 Oscar Hos

Chris Rock, is an American actor, comedian, voice artist, director, writer, and producer, Chris Rock will be hosting the 2016 Oscar Awards for the second time. This show could be one of the most watched Oscar Awards due to the diversity surrounding this years show.  Chris Rock began doing stand-up comedy in 1984 in New York City’s Catch a Rising Star. He slowly rose up the ranks of the comedy circuit in addition to earning bit roles in the film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and the TV series Miami Vice. Upon seeing his act at a nightclub, Eddie Murphy befriended and mentored the aspiring comic. Murphy gave Rock his first film role in Beverly Hills Cop II.

Rock has said that he was influenced by the performing style of his paternal grandfather, Allen Rock, a preacher.

Rock became a cast member of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1990.

Chris Rock

Rock starred in his first HBO comedy special in 1994 titled Big Ass Jokes. But it was his second stand-up special, 1996’s Bring the Pain, that reinvented Rock as one of the most acclaimed comedians in the industry.

Chris Rock-2016 Oscar Host