Benedum Center Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
After nearly a decade since his last full-scale stint on the road, world-famous funnyman Chris Rock comes to Benedum Center on Wednesday 17th May 2017 as part of his Total Blackout Tour! Expect hilarious new material from the esteemed joker, who will be making his highly anticipated return to live comedy, taking to the Benedum stage for three nights!
Chris Rock is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director, who rose to prominence in the 1990s as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, after starting his career working as a stand-up comic and appearing in small film roles. After the turn of the millennium, Rock went on to star in larger films such as: Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013) and Top Five (2014). Rock also starred in a host of popular comedy specials for HBO, and he developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009). Rock has hosted the Academy Awards twice: the 77th in 2005 and the 88th in 2016. He has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. Rock has been voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central, and was voted the ninth and eighth-greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007 and 2010, respectively.