Chris Rock's Career Almost Ruined After Taking Aim at Bill Cosby

June 26, 2010 06:07:03 GMT

The actor made a joke about 'The Cosby Show', which resulted in him being asked to leave the set of the show by fans.

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Chris Rock almost ended his comedy career before it started by taking aim at Bill Cosby - on the beloved funnyman's own show. Pal Adam Sandler invited Rock to the set of "The Cosby Show" when he was shooting a handful of episodes in his late teens - and when the pre-program warm-up comedian fell ill, Rock stepped in to keep the studio audience amused.

Sandler admits his friend was an instant hit with both Cosby and his fans - until he turned on the star of the show. Sandler recalls, "Rock, all of a sudden, starts going, 'And what's with this Bill Cosby?' Everyone's like nervously laughing."

And everything turned bad when Rock accused Cosby of racism. Sandler adds, "He went on an anti-Bill Cosby five minute run. The crowd is all people from Queens; they just worship Cos... They're like, 'I'm gonna murder this skinny young man.' And Cos is like, 'Not in my house...' so they yanked Rock outta there... and asked him not to come back."


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posted by Holy Hole on Jun 27, 2010
Thou deserveth not a blindfold at the end of the plank! - - Thy tongue speaketh from the wrong end of the horse - -FORSHAME!!
posted by Timmy2U on Jun 26, 2010
It's a shame...Rock didn't even realize the ONLY reason he was able to make that appearance was because of guys like Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson and Richard Pryor. Silly kids.
posted by Rock-away-Fan on Jun 26, 2010
Chris Rock is a pure a--, just the culture of the black man. Always there to pull down his own. Rock needs a father figure to teach him to respect him some wisdom and common sense.
posted by wes10 on Jun 26, 2010
Every time I begin to think I don't care for Chris Rock that much, suddenly I really, really like Chris Rock again!
posted by Mycolbyco on Jun 26, 2010
Not smart to try to make a name for one's self on the back of an icon

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