Chris Rock was on the GMA set this morning to promote the Broadway play he’s starring in, “The Mother.. .. With the Hat.” Rock said the play was written by a talented new playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and that the play is like a modern day Honeymooners with drugs. Rock plays a drug rehab counselor.
Rock joked about the freezing cold dressing room on the Good Morning America set and joked more about the dressing room being the same one used by Chris Brown when he had his meltdown in the other week after his interview on GMA. For most of his chat this morning, Rock made several jokes about Chris Rock and Rihanna. He said he’d like to see the duo do a show on GMA together. He said he’d host that show. Rock said he’d like them both to sing, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “It Hurts So Bad.” Rock said he’d like to see the two reconcile, but issued a disclaimer in case anyone seriously believes he advocates violence against women. In fact, he said more than twice, all jokes aside, that men should not hit women.
Rock also defended Charlie Sheen who got booed in Detroit in the first stretch of his stand up show. Rock said that he’s been booed in Detroit and joked that President Obama ought to send troops to Detroit to handle civil unrest–the result of angry concert goers. Stephanopoulos couldn’t hold his head upright throughout the interview for laughing at Rock’s jokes–an incessant string of unscripted comedy that moved itself along and then kept returning to Chris Brown and Rihanna.
Rock also said that stand-up is hard and that regardless of whether people liked Sheen’s show in Detroit or not, he likes Charlie Sheen and said that if Sheen weren’t a true talent, Sheen could not have lasted as long as he has in the entertainment industry. Stephanopoulos insisted that Sheen wasn’t doing so well right now, but Rock pointed out that Sheen had a good night and a standing ovation in Chicago.