*Chris Rock may be one of the funniest comedians out there, but his monologue from “Saturday Night Live” left a bit of controversy about the topics he joked about rather than humorous punchlines.
Among Rock’s monologue targets were the Boston Marathon, 9/11 and the over-commercialization of Christmas. The funnyman left no doubt about whether he would ever enter the Freedom Tower. For the record, the answer is “Never” to the prospect of visiting the site, which was built to replace the Twin Towers, for any reason. Not even if it involved one of Hollywood’s hottest movie stars.
“I don’t care if Scarlett Johansson is buck naked on the 89th floor in a plate of ribs, I’m not going in there,” he joked.
Aside from the controversy, Rock provided other memorable moments while appearing in various “SNL” skits, one of which showcased him alongside the show’s black castmembers.
Musically, the other noteworthy “SNL” moment came when Prince performed an eight-minute medley of songs from his latest solo release, “Art Official Age” and his collaboration album with 3rdEyeGirl, “Plectrumelectrum.” The performance, which included an appearance from 3rdEyeGirl and guest vocalist Lianne La Havas, marks the first time Prince performed 8 minutes straight on national TV since the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in 2007.
To see Prince’s performance and some of Rock’s skits, check out the videos below:
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