Smoove made light of Martin being out of uniform and shared his perspective on Rock’s semi-autobiographical comedy with the ascot-less “NewsOne Now” host.
“Comedians, we’re like boxers … there are certain combinations that we have to throw.” He added Rock wrote “Top Five” as if he was “working out in a boxing gym.” According to Smoove, Rock sets up events in the the movie up like he is working on a speed bag and “when something happens it’s a big punch.”
TOP FIVE digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being Black and famous today—holding it all up to the light in the way only Chris Rock can. Mingling echoes of Woody Allen and Dick Gregory with the energy of Kanye West and Jay Z, TOP FIVE is an original and radically new kind of American movie.
Written, directed, and starring Chris Rock, TOP FIVE tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Cedric The Entertainer, JB Smoove, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Anders Holm, Jay Pharaoh, Michael Che, Sherri Shepherd, Leslie Jones. The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. The Co-Producers are Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Kanye West; the Executive Music Producer is Questlove.
Check out JB Smoove and Roland Martin discuss Chris Rock’s new film, “Top Five” in the video clip above. “Top Five, written, produced and starring Chris Rock is now in theaters everywhere.
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