Chris Rock is a comedian and television and movie actor. In addition to numerous live appearances doing stand up comedy around the country, he has starred in numerous comedy specials. He has also had recurring roles on Saturday Night Live and In Living Color.
In 1994, Chris Rock starred in his first HBO comedy special. However, it was his second such special, 1996's Bring the Pain, that brought his comedy to national attention. The controversial show that focused on race relations in America earned Rock two Emmy Awards and helped make him a household name.