The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on June 11, 1993 · Page 93
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 93

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, June 11, 1993
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TGIF The Palm Beach Post JUNE 1 1, 1993 Pago 23 Chris Rock rolls into West Palm By ERNESTINE WILLIAMS Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Few people have not been exposed to comedian Chris Rock. Some know him from the movies: He's the lead rapper in his most recent movie, CB4, and he was the crack addict turned informant in New Jack City. Television fans may recall his militant attitude as Nat X on Saturday Night Live. Today, Saturday and Sunday, audiences in West Palm Beach will catch his brash, streetwise and politically sharp stand-up act at the Comedy Corner, 2000 S. Dixie Highway. Five years ago when he appeared at the club, nobody knew who he was. "Most times you go to a comedy club, you're going to see some guy that you've never seen before," Rock says. "It's much better when they come out to see you." Ten years from now, Rock hopes to be an established producer and writer. And he wants stand-up to be in the picture as well. "I hope I'm doing it because I want to do it," he says, "and not because I have to." The world of movies, late night television and comedy club perfor mances are a long way from Rock's childhood in a middle-class home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. The son of a teacher and a newspaper truck driver, Rock was bused to a predominantly white school, where he was faced with name-calling and racial slurs, he says. "I hated school." He dropped out at age 17, earned his high school equivalency diploma and tried community college for a year, he says. "But by then I was too warped on school," Rock says. "I was messed up, just like a kid that's been abused. I couldn't function. I was too paranoid." He eventually turned to stand-up comedy, something he always considered, but never tried until eight years ago when he auditioned on a whim at Catch a Rising Star in New York City. Rock also wrote and produced CB4, which forced him to stretch ISLAND RESORT SHOP ocem.n 848-7100 Singer Island l' . j i.i una i.u. I m -i:jL m Chris Rock will be at the Comedy Corner this weekend. professionally, he says. He ex pects to do more. "I would love it if they had these great movies written for me, but that doesn't happen, so I'm going to have to write more movies." CB4 grossed $18 million on a $6 million budget, he says. Chris Rock appears today, Saturday and Sunday at the Comedy Corner. Show times are 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12.50. FROZEN DRINK MACHINE RENTALS luarautn Pioa Colato Enjoy delicous and refreshing frozen drinks at any occasion - large or small Home & Company Parties, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Grand Openings, etc. Over 20 varieties (with or wo alcohol) No mixing. No blenders. No mess. Free delivery and set up. frozen Drinks Unlimited (407) 791-0730 Daily Rentals Leasing Sales Special Events Drink Mixes SERIOUS JONES Orchestrating some serious fun at ... fCragymilorg) No Cover No Minimum SERIOUSLY FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS During May 9pm - 1 am 1649 Forum Place, VV.P.B. 684-3849 Located behind the Forum Bldgs. Acro from the Palm Beach Mall SMOKE FREE -j. SINGLES, Inc. 305-781-2438 DANCE Every FRIDAY 9-1 Hilton, 1-95 & Hillsboro Dressy Casual $9. non-members SSJf k DANCE EVERY SUNDAY BIG BAND MUSIC OF GENE TUSA BAND 8-1 1p.m. Donation $5 One Hour of FREE Line Dance Instruction 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Jane Muller, Instructor OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BYOB ST. MARY'S REC. HALL 1317 Fla. Mango Road Between Summit and Forest Hill WEST PALM BEACH 965-5007 IP r? Bill STK 316104 STK 316428 NEW '93 SHERROD CONVERSIONS G20 .HEAVY DUTY R.V. CHASSIS, 4 SPD. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER DOOR LOCKS, POWER WINDOWS, TILT WHEEL, CRUISE CONTROL, 4 CAPTAINS CHAIRS, REAR SOFA,, FIBERGLASS RUNNING BOARDS, STEREO , CUSTOM WOOD TRIM, MORE FROM NEW '93 SHERROD CONVERSION VAN G20 .HEAVY DUTYR.V. CHASSIS, 5.7 LITRE V-8, AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION, 3,42 REAR AXLE H.D. COOLING PKE, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, 33 GAL FUEL CAPACITY, DUAL AIR CONDITIONING, POWER DOOR LOCKS, POWER WINDOWS, TILT WHEEL CRUSE CONTROL LEATHER UPHOLSTERY, CAPTAINS CHAIRS, ELEC. TRI-FOLD REAR SOFA, H.D. FIBERGLASS RAISED ROOF, ALUM. WHEELS, FIBERGLASS RUNNING BOARDS, 14" COLOR TV, VC PLAYER, ALPINE STEREO W Iff ALPINE SPEAKERS.CD PLAYER, 4 KOSS HEADPHONES, ADDITIONAL REAR DELCO STEREO SYSTEM, HOOD PROTECTOR. POWER MIRRORS, POWER ANTENNA, POWER DRIVER SEAT M.S.R.P. $36,900 SALE PRICE: tfVll) (0)P fo).(o) jt ia iifaj rr-, . I wit MM OKEECHOBEE BLVD. & CONGRESS AVE. WEST PALM BEACH 683-8100 8:30 im. til 900 p m. Monday to Friday 9 00 a m. til 6 00 p.m. Saturday 1 1:00 AM til 5:00 p.m. Sunday Servicemark Department open Saturday 8 00 a m. til Noon PrtltalB1ril.DoeiiolliKWid I

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