Before Chris Rock kicks off his triumphant return after a nine year break with the “Total Blackout” tour, he and a few friends hit the Comedy Cellar to try out some new material.
Rock stepped up to the mic following comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld, later to be joined by Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, and Dave Chappelle.
Let’s thank our lucky stars that security was tight, TV comedy would be practically non-existent if anything happened to these national treasures. Here are some photos from the night:
A photo posted by Chris Rock (@chrisrock) on
Tonight I was humbled and blessed to have been a part of the greatest show EVER in the history of the Comedy Cellar and maybe comedy period! We were sitting on the steps when Dave Chappelle told the manager that he didn’t wanna go on he just wanted to watch Jerry Seinfeld go on and then he was leaving. He quickly changed his mind and decided to go up. He and Chris Rock then went back and forth about who would be next. Amy Schumer overheard them and asked if she could do five minutes also to be a part of this ‘history.’ I forgot that Aziz was somewhere outside and needed to go on as well. Felt kinda surreal working with my idols. The Birds, Jordans, LeBrons all in this little hallway but I honestly didn’t feel intimidated I felt like I belonged atleast like my work did. I started to excuse myself from this picture and Amy pulled me back into it and said ‘fuck that get in the picture you were a part of this!’ Thank you soooooo much Estee!! The Lineup: Host: Me Ryan Hamilton Dave Attell Jerry Seinfeld Amy Schumer Chris Rock Aziz Ansari Dave Chappelle Every once in a while we get a glimpse into our growth. My law of attraction is working, my sobriety is working, the people that push me (Tracey Moore), it’s working! I am so happy. I am so grateful. I am so humbled. Thank you for any kind words in advance! #comedy #beautiful #lawofattraction #funnyordie #comedycellar #tbt #drinks #food #girls #fitness #yoga #snl #ihashtaglikea17yearoldwhitegirl
#comedycellar Somehow, a 9:30 show on a Wednesday in January becomes: 0) Host Jon Laster 1) dude from Idaho (Ryan Hamilton) 2) Dave attel 3) Jerry Seinfeld 4) Amy schumer me saying “what poor bastard has to follow these 2 drop ins” 5) Chris rock 6) aziz ansari 7) Dave Chappelle 8) from the stage, Dave chapelle asking Chris rock questions while he’s in the audience 9) Chris rock coming back riffing on stage with Chappell and then Amy schumer The line of the night: “you guys saw a billion dollars worth of comedians tonight.” That wasn’t an exaggeration
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Last night at the @nyccomedycellar lightening came down 7 time as @hewasfunny hosted the show. Then this incredible line up: @ryanhamiltone @daveattell Jerry Seinfeld @amyschumer @chrisrock @azizansari Dave Chappelle In this picture video: @chrisrock @amyschumer Dave Chappelle @azizansari @joyellenicole @chrisdcomedy and @wilsylvince Hello @elaineyouknowwho #comedyCellar #chrisrock #daveattell #ryanhamilton #jerryseinfeld #amyschumer #davechappelle #davidchappelle #azizansari #jonlaster #joyellenicolejohnson #chrisdistefano #wilsylvince #comedy #epic #greatest
still not sure if last night was real but TY @nyccomedycellar for the surprise of a lifetime
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Ok, ok guys, revised: That face you make when you’re the rookie of a dope ass crew. #comics #illbedat #mylifeisdopeandidodopeshit
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