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Chris Rock

16th May 2017 - Tuesday 20:00

Chris Rock, South Carolina’s sensational comedian is bringing his indelible comedy to the Benedum Center!

Christopher Julius Rock III was born in Andrews (South Carolina) in 1965 and is a stand up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He began his career in show business in 1984 as a stand up comic at Catch a Rising Star (a chain of comedy clubs, founded in New York City) and his breakthrough came in 1990 when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. He’s received many accolades including the 1997 and 1999 Primetime Emmy Awards (for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series), 3 Grammy Awards (for Best Comedy Album in 1998, 2000, and 2006), 2 Kids Choice Awards (both in 2006, in the Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie and Wannabe categories), and a 2015 Black Reel Award (for Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original). He’s also been nominated for 2 more Primetime Emmy Awards (for Outstanding Variety Series), 3 more Black Reel Awards (for Best Supporting Actor and 2 for Best Actor), 4 Teen Choice Awards (for Movie Voice and 3 for Choice Movie Actor – Comedy), another Kids Choice Award (for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie), and a Critics' Choice Awards (for Best Actor in a Comedy).

Don’t miss your chance to see this artist with his charismatic stage antics and unique brand of comedy!