In a recent interview with David Itzkoff of the New York Times, stage veteran Chris Rock revealed that he'd like to return to Broadway. When asked, he responded: "Oh, I would love to. I realized with Broadway everything written for black people is usually written in the past, and I'm kind of a contemporary guy. I don't think you want to see me in "Raisin in the Sun."
He continued: "The other thing - everything on Broadway with black people, at some point, becomes "Is it ever gonna get any better?" I don't feel like saying that. What's the play they wanted me to do? "A Behanding in Spokane." I almost did that one. But I didn't feel like leaving my nice house, my palatial estate to drive into Manhattan and get called nigger every night. It's like, really?"
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Rock recently made his Broadway stage debut in the play THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT. He will also executive produces FX's upcoming weekly late-night series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.