See the Legend while he’s here: Chris Rock at the Orpheum
For many of us, our fondness for Chris Rock started in the early 90s when he was part of the magical SNL cast that finally made the show good again. The show has an ebb and flow with the cast; when we are lucky, a group of extremely talented members spark chemistry with each other and deliver legendary skits week after week. Rock was a core part of the era that gave us Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, and David Spade – an era that, to the incredible disappointment of SNL fans, was cut prematurely short. But that’s a topic for another blog post. Rock’s involvement on SNL launched him into opportunity after opportunity, and now he is revered as one of the most respected and strongly-voiced comedians alive.
The credits for Chris Rock could fill a book. The man is an actor, director, producer, writer, and – coming to Minneapolis soon – still a standup comedian. He may have been affiliated with “silly” comedy on SNL, but on his own, he’s proven himself a thought-provoking, creative, intellectual badass who is undeniably hilarious. He’s won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and he’s a New York Times Best-Selling author. The fact that he’s still doing stand-up is a gift to us all.
You can enjoy his stand-up live at the Orpheum Theatre March 10th – 12th. All show times for the Total Blackout Tour are 8 pm. Tickets are $49.50 – $125 with 3 upgraded levels of VIP packages as well. Save on parking by using the Park and Shop ramps near the venue. They only charge $6 for downtown Minneapolis parking after 4 pm.