Chris Rock took the stage as the official host for the 88th Oscar Awards last night. Alot of Blacks had mixed feelings about his doing so, especially when the “race” boycott of black Hollywood was in effect towards the Oscars.
This due to a lack a fair nominations for Black Hollywood actors.
Throwing a few jabs in at white culture while treading a fine line of racial comedic sketches, Chris Rock did an exceptional job in keeping the balance in his humor. From the rip, he pounces on the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag that he himself participated in. Just like the quote below from his monologue:
“Hey! Well, I’m here at the Academy Awards. Otherwise known as the White People’s Choice Awards. You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job. Y’all be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now.”
Head over to Jezebel and watch his opening sketch stand-up here.
Prepare yourself. You will be laughing.