Funnyman/comedian Chris Rock, while accepting his Hollywood Film Award in comedy for Top Five, the witty celebrity-satire driven film he wrote, directed and stars in, took his no-holds barred humor to the extreme, thanking CBS Chief Les Moonves for having the only awards show without Pharrell. “Thank god I don’t have to listen to ‘Happy’ right now!” Rock said referring to the successful singer’s ubiquitous hit song, “I would stab myself.”
Rock also offered some sage advice to actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up. Some of the advice sounded reminiscent of the BET Awards monologue he delivered a few months ago about black actors starring in films within a historical context. “If they offer you Rosa Parks, say no. Just say no, ok? Don’t do it,” Rock joked to Boseman, who smiled in the audience. Of course Rock knows that if they offer Boseman the Rosa Parks role, he’s definitely doing it. Actors want to work.