‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’: Chris Rock Reveals Dave Chappelle Has a Very Special Kind of Chef

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chris Rock at a press conference

Chris Rock launched his profession on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993. But after leaving the forged, he went on to host his personal HBO speak present, star in films, and turn out to be one of many acclaimed comedians of his era. Now on how option to returning to host SNL, Rock dropped a really fascinating tidbit about fellow comedy legend Dave Chappelle.

Chris Rock at a press conference
Chris Rock at a press convention | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Chris Rock watched the presidential debate with ‘SNL’ visitor Jim Carrey

Ahead of internet hosting SNL’s Season 46 premiere, Rock swung by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to tease what followers may count on. After all, the brand new season provides Jim Carrey to the line-up as presidential candidate Joe Biden. And Rock revealed he truly watched the primary debate between Biden and incumbent Donald Trump.

“I hadn’t spent that much time with Jim in like 20 years. And he is Jim Carrey. He is the most energetic, funniest guy probably we’ve ever seen. … To watch him watch Joe Biden, and then do Joe Biden, and then maybe do a little Trump and then do a little Clint Eastwood, and he’s very political at the same time. It was a ride just watching the debates with Jim Carrey.”

Carrey final appeared on SNL when he hosted the present in 2014. Like Rock, he has a protracted historical past with the present. Although by no means a forged member, Carrey did audition for the present within the 1980s however was rejected. He in the end wound up as a standout performer on Fox’s In Living Color as an alternative.

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Rock admitted the wild life-style he enjoys with friend Dave Chappelle

In addition to socializing with Carrey forward of the present’s premiere, Rock is nice mates with Chappelle. The two even appeared collectively on SNL in 2016, when Chappelle hosted the primary present after Trump received the presidential election. And as Rock instructed DeGeneres, the 2 have a wild time every time they get collectively.

“I was trying to be nice, because your show’s in the daytime, Ellen, but we do lots of drugs,” Rock stated. “Not the hard stuff, not the hard stuff. We’re like, before coke.” Rock did disclose he drank some hallucinogenic mushroom tea at one in all Chappelle’s socially distanced stand-up exhibits. And Chappelle has a chef who specifically prepares “amazing” drug-infused meals.

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Rock takes on the lead function in ‘Fargo’ Season 4

With his newest internet hosting gig, Rock will probably be tapping into his SNL roots. But he’s additionally spreading his wings elsewhere in his profession. The comic is ready to tackle the dramatic lead on season Four of FX hit Fargo. Even Rock was stunned he was provided to play a 1950s crime boss within the anthology collection.

Beyond that, Rock will seem in Spiral, the upcoming reboot of the Saw horror film franchise. In addition to starring reverse Samuel L. Jackson, he served as an government producer and has a narrative credit score on the movie. Plot particulars, after all, stays largely a thriller.

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