Chris Rock Stokes Rumors of Tour with Dave Chappelle
Chris Rock has revived rumors that he and Dave Chappelle may go on tour together.
Rock appeared on NBC’s “Today” show yesterday to promote the home video release of his movie “Madagascar 3” when host Matt Lauer asked him if he would go on tour with Chappelle.
“Maybe,” Rock replied. “Me and Chappelle have been working out, trying to get some stuff together. But we will see.”
Al Roker then asked if a tour with the two famous comedians was even “allowed,” to which Rock responded that “It is allowed! It should be pretty dangerous.”
Chappelle has been fairly reclusive after walking away from a $50 million contract offered by Comedy Central to continue “Chappelle’s Show” in 2005. Though he has appeared at the occasional stand up gig over the years, he has yet to mount a full-fledged tour.
Rock first spoke of touring with Chappelle earlier this year, and said he was inspired by the Kanye West and Jay-Z collaboration on Watch the Throne.
“I’ve been talking to Chappelle a lot,” Rock told New York magazine’s Vulture blog back in January. “Been trying to get Chappelle to go on tour. You know I’m not the hard one, but I’m trying to make that happen. After seeing Kanye and Jay-Z, I was like, ‘Me and Dave should do this.’”
“Madagascar 3” is out now on DVD and Blu-ray, which is why Rock was on the “Today” show yesterday. The successful film made $670 million at the worldwide box office, and Rock said that he will likely continue to provide his voice if other additions to the franchise are made.
“As long as they pay me, Matt!” he told Lauer. Rock also revealed that the “Afro Circus” song in the film was ad libbed as he tried to amuse his daughter.
“My daughter Lola was at the (recording) studio and she was just bored out of her mind,” Rock said, explaining that he was just trying to make her laugh.