Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer Chris Rock returned by popular demand after his two sold out shows at Hard Rock Live in March 2017. Rock brought “The Total Blackout Tour” back to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood as the only tour date in Florida. “The Total Blackout Tour” is Rock’s first tour in more than nine years. Lauded by peers and critics alike, he is considered one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices and he has created many memorable moments.
With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television. In 2014, he led the ensemble cast of “Top Five,” a critically acclaimed comedy feature that he also wrote and directed. In 2009, Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of “Good Hair,” and in 2014, he executive-produced “Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip,” a documentary recounting the history of one of New York’s most famous comedy venues. His feature acting credits include the “Grown Ups” and “Madagascar” franchises, “Head of State,” “Nurse Betty,” “CB4,” “Death at a Funeral,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “2 Days in New York,” “Dogma” and “New Jack City.”
His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series “Everybody Hates Chris,” which ran from 2005-2009, and as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1989-1993.
Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times best-selling author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Director for a Variety Special for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” and Outstanding Special Class Program for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
As with other venues on the tour, cell phones and other mobile devices were prohibited and were held by guests in locked Yondr cases during the show. Yondr cases are lockable, flexible, neoprene pouches that assure a phone-free event experience. Upon entry to Hard Rock Live, guests with mobile devices received Yondr cases and secured their devices, including smart watches and cameras, inside the locked cases. Guests were required to switch their phones to vibrate to avoid disruption from incoming notifications.