Chris Rock has revealed one of the jokes that didn’t make the final cut into his recent Netflix special, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.
Earlier this month, the 58 year-old comedian performed a live-streamed set on Netflix, where he didn’t hold back from ripping into various celebrities, as well as one of his most notable moments from 2022 – The infamous Oscars slap from Will Smith.
Rock made it obvious that he doesn’t often hold back when it comes to his comedy, however, he recently revealed there were a few jokes he chose to leave out of his set.
While appearing at the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour to honour his long-time friend Adam Sandler, speaking to the audience, the comedian revealed he would be sharing some jokes that didn’t make the cut to his Netflix special.
When once again, referring to his on stage slap from Will Smith, Rock said: “Paul Pelosi [is] the only guy who knows how I felt.”
“Just you and me, Paul.”
This joke was making reference to Paul Pelosi, the husband of Nancy Pelosi, who was attacked in his San Francisco home in October 2022.
The 82 year-old was struck with a hammer by an intruder, which left him with a skull fracture for which he had to undergo surgery.
According to his wife, Pelosi is ‘still recovering’ although it will take ‘a little time’ for things to get back to normal.
This joke didn’t land well for many people, with some unimpressed fans taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.
”He should move on,” urged one user.
Another wrote, ”But he isn’t a victim huh….boy bye. You had your Netflix specials and a WHOLE YEAR to vent. We are done. It was a slap.. with an open palm, not a shoe, nor hammer.”
A third quipped, ”Lmao is he serious?”
A lot of Rock’s jokes from Selective Outrage received a mixed reactions from fans, and whilst some viewers found the set funny, others thought that he had taken things a step too far.
Not only did he make jokes about Will Smith, but also turned to the actor’s wife, Jada, who was the brunt of a lot of his comedy.
The comedian quipped that Jada hurt her husband Will more than Will ever hurt him.
He went on to state that Jada started their feud, and also joked about her affair – “His wife was f***ing her son’s friend. I normally would not talk about this s***…
The comedian said he normally wouldn’t talk about “this sh*t,” but that Will and Jada talked about it on the internet, referring to their episode of Red Table Talk.
This left many viewers unimpressed with his set, claiming he’d taken things a step too far.