What Did Chris Rock Say? Comedian Responds to Slap During Boston Show

Rock has two more shows scheduled for the Wilbur Theater this week

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Fans seem to have enjoyed Chris Rock's show at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, his first public appearance since the incident at the Oscars.

Rock made no great revelations on Wednesday, despite two sold out performances, days after he was slapped by Will Smith in a highly-publicized event stemming from a joke Rock had made about Smith's wife.



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After arriving at the theater late in the afternoon, Rock said he wrote his whole show before the slap and didn’t have much to say about it right now.

"I don't have a bunch of s*** about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I have a whole show I wrote before this weekend," Rock said.

Rock spent much of the night skewering celebrities and politicians. Among them were the Duchess of Sussex, the Kardashians, as well as President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and former President Donald Trump.

In his first public appearances since the Oscars, Chris Rock performed in Boston on Wednesday night.

Outside the venue, a fan showed off a T-shirt featuring the “G.I. Jane” logo and Pinkett Smith’s face. Another had a shirt he made that showed Smith’s face and displayed a crude joke about the couple’s relationship.

At least one person yelled during the show that Rock should sue Smith.

While fans appeared to have enjoyed Rock's show on the whole, there were mixed reactions to him not further addressing the slap heard 'round the world, which he said he's still processing.

"I was so glad he didn’t talk about the slap, he just went on with the show he prepared and it was fantastic," one fan said.

"I was expecting for Chris to say a lot more than he did, so a little disappointed," added another.

There were no major issues at Wednesday's show, but Boston police did say one man was arrested due to a disturbance and disagreement with theater staff over its mask policy. The man, identified by police as Kaleb Anthony Herd, of Quincy, is charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct, assault and battery and assault and battery on a police officer. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.

Rock has three more shows scheduled for the Wilbur this week, on Thursday and Friday. He arrived late Thursday afternoon for the first of two sets that night.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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