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[03/08/07 - 01:17 PM]
Chris Rock Sits Down with James Lipton on Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" Monday, March 12, 2007 8-10 PM ET/PT
Rock reveals what life was like as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," his experience hosting the "77th Annual Academy Awards" and his successful sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," among other topics.

[via press release from Bravo]

CHRIS ROCK SITS DOWN WITH JAMES LIPTON ON BRAVO'S "INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO" MONDAY, March 12, 2007 8-10 PM ET/PT

"I wanted To Be President Of The United States," Said Rock

Web Exclusive Bonus Clips "Even More�Inside The Actors Studio" Available At www.bravoTV.com

NEW YORK � March 8, 2007 � Bravo's 12-time Emmy-nominated series, "Inside the Actor's Studio" sits down with funny man Chris Rock on Monday, March 12, 2007 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT. The two-hour special takes an in-depth look at Rock's comedic life as host James Lipton discusses the comedian, writer, producer and director's career. Viewers can catch "Even More�Inside The Actors Studio" at www.bravoTV.com, for exclusive bonus clips of Rock as he commands the stage with his ever-present wit and humor. Photography is available on Media Village at www.nbcmv.com/bravo.

During his wide-ranging interview with Lipton, Rock reveals what life was like as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," his experience hosting the "77th Annual Academy Awards" and his successful sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," among other topics. Following are excerpts from the interview.

ON WHERE HE GREW UP: "I lived in two places. First, I lived in Crown Heights, and then we moved to Bed-Stuy. So we moved from the 'hood' to the 'ghetto.'"

ON HIS DREAM GROWING UP: "I wanted to be the President Of The United States."

ON WHAT HIS PARENTS THOUGHT OF HIS CAREER CHOICE: "Fine! He's not selling crack. Thank you, Lord!"

ON MEETING EDDIE MURPHY: "Eddie is my idol. I met Eddie Murphy in 1987, Eddie is cool now, but in '87 it was really Eddie Murphy, with the leather suits, gloves and diamond rings. I met the guy from 'Raw,' I didn't meet 'Dr. Doolittle.'"

ON WHAT MAKES A GOOD COMEDIAN: "It's really about listening. Just shut up and let the people do what they do."

On "Saturday Night Live:" "'Saturday Night Live' was the best time of my life. It was like X-Men School for comedians. When Lorne Michaels [Executive Producer, SNL] shook my hand, I haven't been broke since. I never smelled broke again since I met Lorne Michaels."

On Hosting the Oscars: "I am proud of it. It is the most pressure you will have in your whole life. The opening monologue for the Oscars is harder than playing in the World Series."

On HIS UPCOMING MOVIE "I think I love my Wife:" "This movie seemed like the way to stir it up, to do something real and something that was grounded in reality and not grounded in comedy."

In 1991, Rock released his first comedy album, "Born Suspect." Two years later he starred in his first HBO comedy special titled "Big Ass Jokes." His second 1996 stand-up special "Bring the Pain" reinvented Rock as one of the hottest comedians in the industry. His routine, which featured commentaries on race in America, stirred up a great deal of controversy. Rock has since had two more HBO comedy specials: "Bigger and Blacker" in 1999 and "Never Scared" in 2004. HBO also aired his talk show, "The Chris Rock Show," which gained critical acclaim for Rock's interviews with celebrities and politicians. Rock's television work has earned him three Emmy Awards and 15 nominations for his performing and writing. While Rock has acted in movies since 1987 (beginning with a small role in "Beverly Hills Cop II"), it was not until the success of his stand-up act in the late 1990s that Rock began receiving major parts in films. These include roles in "Dogma," "Lethal Weapon 4," "Nurse Betty" and a starring role in "Down to Earth." Rock has also increasingly worked behind the camera, both as a writer in "CB4" and director of "Head of State" and his upcoming film "I Think I Love My Wife." In the fall of 2005, the UPN television network premiered a comedy series called "Everybody Hates Chris," based on Rock's school days, of which he is the executive producer, writer and narrator. Rock also joined comedy's elite club by hosting the Academy Awards.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 83 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process, and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed original programming includes the Emmy-nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," 12-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Top Chef," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye," and the four-time Emmy-nominated hit competition series, "Project Runway."

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.





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