Chris Rock, ‘Saturday Night Live': 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

November 1, 2014 10:50 PM

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Chris Rock, ‘Saturday Night Live': 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Chris Rock came from humble beginnings, raised by a truck driver and a teacher, along with three younger brothers. He also had an older half-brother named Charles, who died in 2006 from alcoholism. Growing up, his parents sent him to predominantly white schools in Brooklyn, where he was bullied and beaten by white fellow students. Eventually, Rock’s parents had to pull him out of high school and he dropped out, later receiving his GED. Rock began working in fast-food restaurants, but in 1984, he started doing stand-up comedy and slowly rose to fame, amassing an estimated net worth of $70 million. Tonight, Rock is the host of Saturday Night Live. Read on for the facts on what to expect from his SNL appearance, his past on the show, his relationship with his wife, and his reported feud with comedy legend Bill Cosby.

Chris Rock and Prince are the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live tonight. Generally, the musical guest puts on two separate sets, but Prince will just be performing one segment, an 8-minute long segment, according to the Fashion Times. Check out Rock’s two promo videos to get ready for to...

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