Chris Rock struck a couple of nerves, mostly those of women, after his shelling sexual harassment jokes last week. Last Thursday night (Nov. 2), Rock performed at the Comedy Cellar in New York City and clinched to sexual harassment based content out of influence from the raging Harvey Weinstein allegations.
According to Page Six, the comedian said he won’t hire women anymore because he would need a crew of witnesses around him at all times to avoid being accused of rape. Not even a cleaning lady would serve as an exception for Rock’s staff.
“They cry rape because they want money,” says Rock who immediately got called out as being a “sexist pig” by audience members, who ended up getting kicked out of the venue.
“I’ve seen him before and he was hysterical, but this wasn’t funny at all,” a female audience member told Page Six.
The “sexist pig” call out didn’t stop Rock from his focused topic. Page Six reports Rock said he felt the wrath of Harvey Weinstein. “Weinstein fucked with me by trying to have me star in the worst movies of all time.”
Making reference to roles he declined didn’t change the climate of the Comedy Cellar audience. Rock exited to a tense silent crowd, leaving his friend Jeff Ross the task to revive the crowd back to comfort.
“Now that we got that Chris Rock kid out of the way….,” Ross jokes leading his performance.
Prior to the end of his performance, while waiting to go on, Rock asked Ross for a fresh topic, and Ross yelled for the comedian to, “talk about growing up in Brooklyn,” a topic his notable show Everybody Hates Chris is based on.