Chris Rock has finally broken his silence after being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars.
On Wednesday the comedian took the stage at The Wilbur in Boston for a four day stint and was greeted to a standing ovation.
But as the Boston audience cheered him on, he shared some insight on how’s he’s been doing. “Yo, let me do the show!,” he said following the near two minute round of applause.
“I don’t have a bunch of sh*t about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I have a whole show I wrote before this weekend. I’m still kind of processing what happened. So, at some point I’ll talk about that sh*t. And it will be serious and funny.”
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“I’m going to tell some jokes,” he added. “It’s nice to just be out.”
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Rock’s “Ego Death World Tour” kicks off next month, which starts in New Jersey. It’s the first time that Rock has gone on the road in five years.
The comedian’s shows, including Wednesday, have reportedly sold out.
Meanwhile many of his friends and fellow comedians including Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer, who hosted the show, have expressed their support.
Others like Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin and David Spade have expressed their disgust for Smith’s actions.
According to the Academy they asked Smith to leave after the incident, but the Oscar winner refused. Now they have launched a formal review.