Comedian Chris Rock discusses his recent divorce, addiction to adult entertainment in new Netflix special

Chris Rock opens about his culpability in the demise of his 18-year marriage to Malaak Compton and how he overcame his porn addiction.

FP Staff February 15, 2018 14:03:03 IST
Comedian Chris Rock discusses his recent divorce, addiction to adult entertainment in new Netflix special

Netflix released Chris Rock’s new stand-up comedy special Tamborine on Thursday. In what is his first special in a decade (since 2008's Kill the Messenger), Rock opens up about his culpability in the demise of his 18-year marriage to Malaak Compton and how he overcame his porn addiction.

Comedian Chris Rock discusses his recent divorce addiction to adult entertainment in new Netflix special

Chris Rock in Tamborine. Netflix

The 53-year-old comedian reflects on all the “man lessons” he's had to learn over the last ten years after cheating on his wife (and mother of two children), which eventually broke their marriage. Rock holds himself responsible for thinking he could get away with infidelity. “I didn’t listen. I wasn’t kind. I had an attitude. I thought, ‘I pay for everything, I can do what I want’. That s**t don’t f**king work. I just thought I was the s**t. I didn’t play the tambourine. It’s f**ked up. When guys cheat, it’s like we want something new. But then you know what happens? Your woman finds out, and now she’s new — she is never the same again,” he says in the Netflix special, which was filmed at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Rock also spoke of how his porn addiction made him 'sexually autistic.' He reveals it made it "desensitised" him as he found it hard to even make eye contact with women and understand verbal cues.

The comedian also reiterated his usual themes and topics, discussing the American justice system, the police shootings and — of course — Trump.

Chris Rock: Tamborine is available for streaming on Netflix.

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