The first two seasons of The Chris Rock Show are available to stream on HBO Max beginning today.
The Emmy®-winning late-night talk show created and hosted by Chris Rock originally aired on HBO from 1997 to 2000. Showcasing Rock’s singular comedic sketches and striking social commentary, The Chris Rock Show features a variety of high-profile entertainment, political and musical guests such as Prince, George Carlin, Jesse Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa and more.
Legendary DJ and rapper Grandmaster Flash served as musical director. Sketches such as ‘Comedy Wars,’ ‘Thanksgiving Day,’ and ‘Tupac Shakur Boulevard’ are great sketches that still talked about today.
“We’re thrilled to have The Chris Rock Show on HBO Max so that subscribers can revisit one of comedy’s most iconic series,” said Nina Rosenstein, EVP HBO Programming. “Chris has never been afraid to take risks and challenge norms, and both guests and viewers embraced this. His show also provided a platform for up-and-coming talent and cutting edge musical guests, and while there are too many unforgettable comedy pieces to name, Chris’ attempt to rename a Howard Beach street to ‘Tupac Shakur Boulevard’ is a classic that instantly comes to mind. It’s one of the many examples of why we’re excited for fans and new audiences alike to watch the show.”