Bigger & Blacker

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Bigger & Blacker
Genre Stand-up comedy
Written by Chris Rock
Directed by Keith Truesdell
Starring Chris Rock
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris Rock
Michael Rotenberg
Sandy Chanley
Producer(s) Tom Bull
Editor(s) Grady Cooper
Running time 65 minutes
Production company(s) CR Enterprises
Production Partners
3 Arts Entertainment
Distributor HBO
Release
Original network HBO
Original release
  • July 10, 1999 (1999-07-10)

Bigger & Blacker is a television special that premiered on HBO on July 10, 1999 starring comedian Chris Rock. This is Rock's third special for HBO and was recorded at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

CD version[edit]

Bigger & Blacker
Bigger & Blacker (Chris Rock album).jpg
Live album by Chris Rock
Released July 13, 1999
Recorded May 1999
Venue Apollo Theater, Harlem
Genre Comedy
Length 67:53
Label DreamWorks
Producer Prince Paul & Don Newkirk
Chris Rock chronology
Roll with the New
(1997)
Bigger & Blacker
(1999)
Never Scared
(2005)

The CD version was released on July 13, 1999, on the DreamWorks label. The album features the same live stand-up comedy material from the HBO special, but it also includes studio-recorded comic sketches, featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard, Biz Markie, Gerald Levert, Ali LeRoi, Wanda Sykes, Kaz Silver, Horatio Sanz, Ice Cube, Robin Montague, Kali Londono, Don Newkirk, Kate Wright, and Nneka Kai Morton.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Clermont Lounge #1 – 0:55
  2. "Black Mall" – 3:47
  3. ODB Words of Wisdom #1 – 0:15
  4. "Crazy White Kids" – 8:26
  5. Monica Interview – 1:58
  6. "Porno PSA" – 1:32
  7. "No Sex" – 4:22
  8. "Taxes" – 1:57
  9. ODB Words of Wisdom #2 – 0:17
  10. Savion Glover – 1:02
  11. "Insurance" – 8:17
  12. Clermont Lounge #2 – 0:58
  13. Nerd & Fly Girl – 2:58
  14. "Race" – 4:17
  15. NYPD – 1:29
  16. ODB Words of Wisdom #3 – 0:19
  17. Roger & Zapp – 0:29
  18. "Two Women" – 4:07
  19. Table Dance – 2:29
  20. Snow Flake – 3:10
  21. "Women" – 7:54
  22. Me & ODB – 7:09

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link

Bigger & Blacker won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album.

Sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[1] N/A 404,000[2]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American album certifications – Chris Rock – Bigger and blacker". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  2. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (4 February 2004). "Billboard Bits: Chris Rock, Ben Folds, Badly Drawn Boy". Billboard. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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