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“Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che backed Chris Rock’s resolution to leap again into performing stand-up comedy following the notorious Oscars second.
Che admitted he was “annoyed” after Will Smith slapped Rock onstage through the 2022 Oscars ceremony.
The comic famous that Rock was anticipated to present out the award after being slapped.
“One of the things that annoyed me was when it was happening people were like ‘Oh well now he’s selling tickets,'” Che informed Howard Stern. “Yeah, he had a polished act that he wanted to present to people. And now people are buying tickets to hear him talk about dumb s— that he has zero interest in even bringing up.”
JADA PINKETT SMITH HOPES WILL SMITH, CHRIS ROCK CAN ‘RECONCILE’ AFTER OSCARS SLAP: AN ‘OPPORTUNITY TO HEAL’
He continued: “And I think for a long time that’s probably why he didn’t bring it up. Because he wanted to just get the story over with. He had an act, he was prepared for something else. And now he’s just hijacked his show. It annoyed the hell out of me.”
Stern additionally requested Che if he worries about performing onstage following the Oscars slap.
“I try not to think of it,” he informed Stern. “I try not to think about it onstage because it just makes for a tension that’s not exactly fun.”
“To me, comedy is like sex,” Che continued. “It’s like, try not to think of the horrors. It kind of ruins the mood. It was a weird thing. I felt like we lost a hero that day.”
Rock was slapped by actor Will Smith whereas presenting an award on the 2022 Oscars ceremony on March 27. Rock had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head. The actress suffers from alopecia.
Smith went on to win the award for greatest actor that evening, however was later banned from attending any occasions by the Academy.
He apologized to Rock by way of Instagram following the bodily altercation.
Pinkett Smith has known as for the 2 to “reconcile.”
“Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” she stated throughout a latest episode of “Red Table Talk.”
Nevertheless, a supply informed “Entertainment Tonight” that Rock is “not concerned with the Smiths at the moment.”
“He’s touring and he’s preparing for a comedy special,” the supply added.