In 2000 Chris Rock's jokes and performance from Bigger and Blacker comedy album brought him a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album. Also in 2000, Chris Rock received the American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special. The award was for Chris Rock's HBO special Bring the Pain.
In 1984, Chris Rock began performing stand up comedy shows in a chain of comedy clubs in New York City, called Catch a Rising Star. During one of his comedy shows, Chris Rock was dicovered at New York's Comedy Strip by Eddie Murphy.
Chris Rock, by his full name Christopher Julius Rock III was born on the 7th of February 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina, but because Chris Rock's parents moved shortly after his birth, Chris Rock was raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, that is in Brooklyn, New York.