One has to wonder why Tony Rock decided to follow in brother Chris footsteps. Living in a siblings shadow is never an easy thing, but when hes one of the worlds most recognized and adored comics its damn near impossible. Tony hasnt let that deter him from attempting a stand up career, and by all accounts hes doing a pretty damn good job. Hes been featured on most of the late night talk shows and has a Def Comedy Jam special to his credit. Tony doesnt try to be like his brother on stage; instead he sticks with observational humor heavy with racial stereotyping, and gets way more laughs than youd expect.
If you want to hear what a famous comedians brother sounds like, drive out to Improv Paradise live, at 5700 Seminole Way in Hollywood, Thursday through Sunday. Tickets cost $16. Call 954-981-5653, or visit improvftl.com for showtimes
Thu., May 7, 2009