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Chris Rock's Top 5 Reddit AMA Answers: Who Was the Smartest 'SNL' Cast Member?

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | December 16, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | December 16, 2014 |

Chris Rock conducted a Reddit AMA today to help promote his new film, Top Five, which we were big fans of here. In the spirit of his movie, here were his Top Five answers in the AMA:

1. On his relationship with Eddie Murphy, with whom he worked on Boomerang:

I had fun working with Eddie Murphy in Boomerang, but the funny thing is that our relationship in the movie was the relationship in real life - he ran the company and i worked in the mail room! That’s who I was, to him!

2. On his favorite SNL sketch and his best friend on the show:

My favorite skit to do was “Nat X.” It was a fun character, just straight to camera, really good hard jokes, a costume - everything you need in a good SNL sketch.

The most fun to work with was David Spade. He was my best friend on the show, he’s still my best friend off the show, and we’d work and go to McDonald’s. Mickey D’s!

3. On the smartest cast member on SNL:

The smartest SNL cast member was Adam Sandler, by far.

People are going to know this - when I got hired, Adam was hired as a writer, he wasn’t even hired as a cast member. And he was smart enough to write stuff for other people AND write stuff for himself at the same time. Made himself indispensable. Made himself into a star. Smartest guy I know.

4. Does he have any Chris Farley pooping out the window stories?

I don’t have any Chris Farley pooping out of windows stories.

I have a couple “vomiting out of window stories” but no “pooping out of windows” stories.
Chris was known to vomit, from time-to-time, and the great thing ‘bout it was, he’d be messed up before he vomited and then as soon as he vomited… he’d be back to normal. It was kind of a “reset” button. “OH, Chris is back!”

5. On the movie role he most regrets passing up:

“Meet the Parents.” There was NO De Niro at the time! There you go!

Bonus: On being confused for Chris Tucker:

Someone asked if I still hang out with Jackie Chan: Oh boy!


That’s Chris Tucker. I’m Chris Rock.

BUT… you know… sneezes I never hung out with Jackie Chan. I’m a big fan of the Rush Hour movies, and me and Chris Tucker get confused with each other all the time, and it’s the first thing we talk about when we bump into each other.

You should watch TOP FIVE

A) To apologize for mistaking me for Chris Tucker


B) Even if you don’t like me, you probably like Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler or Jerry Seinfeld.

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