On His “Total Blackout Tour,” Chris Rock Says Alimony Payments Got Him Back Into Stand-Up

“That’s what alimony will do to you.”

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.”

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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.

“Total Blackout Tour” will be released as a special on Netflix as part of a $40 million deal with Rock. For “Total Blackout Tour” dates and tickets, visit here.

February 14, 2017
On His “Total Blackout Tour,” Chris Rock Says Alimony Payments Got Him Back Into Stand-Up