Never Scared

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Never Scared
GenreStand-up comedy
Written byChris Rock
Directed byJoel Gallen
StarringChris Rock
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Chris Rock
Michael Rotenberg
Joel Gallen
Editor(s)Bill DeRonde
Ryan Polito
Yoram Tal
Running time80 minutes
Production company(s)CR Enterprises
Tenth Planet Productions
3 Arts Entertainment
DistributorHBO
Release
Original networkHBO
Original release
  • April 17, 2004 (2004-04-17)

Never Scared is a television special that premiered on HBO on April 17, 2004 starring comedian Chris Rock. It is the fourth special by Chris Rock recorded at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. between March 24 and 26, 2004.[1]

CD version[edit]

Never Scared
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Live album by
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2005
RecordedMarch 24–26, 2004
VenueDAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
GenreComedy, spoken word
Length75:26
LabelDreamWorks/Geffen
ProducerPrince Paul and Don Newkirk
Chris Rock chronology
Bigger & Blacker
(1999)
Never Scared
(2005)

The CD version, released on February 15, 2005, includes several recorded segments including a rap song performed with Lil' Jon called "Get Lower", and recurring themes of "Thug Radio" and "Tip Your Hat to Whitey". At the conclusion of the album, is a spoof movie trailer titled "Who Tha Fuck You Looking At"; the protagonists are made out to be black men, but the voice-over gives the cast as Steven Seagal, Chingy, Sidney Poitier and the sound of machine guns.

The skit "The Morning After" is a parody of "Where Are My Panties" from the album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by Outkast.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Thug Radio Intro" – 0:25
  2. "Off the Pole" – 5:57
  3. "Real People of Ignorance (Rap Star)" – 1:02
  4. "Smack Her With A Dick (Rap Stand Up)" – 9:25
  5. "K-Rock" – 0:12
  6. "Get Lower (featuring Lil' Jon)" – 2:38
  7. "Jacksons Gone Wild" – 10:05
  8. "Thug News" – 0:34
  9. "Tip Your Hat to Whitey (Hawaii)" – 1:19
  10. "The War" – 3:01
  11. "Black Poet" – 1:48
  12. "Feed Other Countries" – 1:38
  13. "Ballmart" – 0:38
  14. "Drugs, Donuts, & Wealth" – 9:42
  15. "Thug Radio ID" – 0:10
  16. "Tip Your Hat to Whitey (Jamaica)" – 1:33
  17. "Affirmative Action" – 7:50
  18. "Tip Your Hat to Whitey (Mars)" – 1:27
  19. "Don't Cheat" – 1:29
  20. "The Morning After" – 0:21
  21. "Real People of Ignorance (Tattoo)" – 1:03
  22. "Women Hate Women" – 2:42
  23. "K-Rock ID #2" – 0:05
  24. "Marriage" – 7:42
  25. "Thug Radio Sign Off" – 2:40

Reception[edit]

Never Scared won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

References in popular culture[edit]

The 2012 rap song "Fair Fight" by the group Strong Arm Steady samples a quote from the special, alongside a number of quotes from Eddie Griffin's DysFUNKtional Family comedy show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walters, Ben (April 2005). "Chris Rock - Never Scared". Sight and Sound. 15 (4): 85. ISSN 0037-4806.

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