Chris Rock was at the Comedy Cellar last Thursday trying out a new “comedy” routine about the current spate of sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood and – Spoiler Alert – it didn’t go over too well.
via Page Six:
Rock said that he will no longer hire women because he would need a crowd around him at all times to protect him from false rape accusations if he did: “They cry rape because they want money”, he said, claiming that he is afraid to even hire a cleaning woman now.
One member of the audience told Page Six that “Nobody was laughing. There were many boos and many women who were telling him he was a sexist pig. Two people got kicked out.”
The comedian Jeffrey Ross was waiting in the wings to go one and when Rock began getting boos, he asked Ross or a new topic. Ross suggested “Talk about growing up in Brooklyn.” Which would have been safe. But instead, Rock decided to joke about Harvey Weinstein: “Weinstein f–ked with me by trying to have me star in the worst movies of all time,” he said of film projects he rejected.
According to Page Six, Rock reportedly exited the stage after 20 minutes to silence from the audience.
“Now that we got that Chris Rock kid out of the way . . .,” Ross said.
Neither his publicist nor a spokesperson for the club would comment.
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