Chris Rock has jokes ready for former president Donald Trump’s anticipated detention, suggesting that, like 2Pac before him, his imprisonment will only increase his popularity. According to a story from Deadline on Monday (March 20), the comic discussed the subject at a recent event where Adam Sandler got the Mark Twain Humorist award. Rock amused the audience with jokes about Trump as he gave Sandler the award.
As part of an ongoing inquiry into whether alleged “hush money” given to porn star Stormy Daniels may be viewed as an unauthorized campaign cost, Trump is anticipated to be arrested. Trump attempted to stir up protests by posting about his impending arrest on his Truth Social account on Saturday (March 18). However, the Washington Post notes that the date of the indictment was expected by Trump based on media rumors, even though the disgraced politician’s advisors claimed they had not yet gotten a “notification” about it.
Additionally, Chris Rock’s Netflix comedy special Selective Outrage, the first live show the streaming service had ever broadcast, grabbed headlines earlier this month. So naturally, he needed to address the Will Smith Oscars smack, but he didn’t until roughly an hour into his performance. When he eventually got to the subject, he said that Will Smith was the one who came up with the name for the special.