On the opening night performance of his highly anticipated “Total Blackout Tour,” Chris Rock told an audience in Durham, North Carolina that his return to the stage after a nine year hiatus since his last stand-up special is all thanks to alimony payments. “That’s what alimony will do to you.”
After 16 years of marriage, Rock, 52, and his wife, Malaak Compton, finalized their divorce last August. According to the New York Times, Rock approached his divorce with a surprising level of honesty on stage during the Monday night performance. “I wasn’t a good husband,” he said. “I didn’t listen. I wasn’t kind. I cheated.”
Rock also discussed Donald Trump and the current political climate, among other things, with his usual cynical wit.